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Accusations at work are one of the cases that a skilled nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, a RN in Haskell failed to do so.

On or about May 26, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse, the RN incorrectly administered D5NS with Potassium 20 meq to a patient. The order was for NS with Potassium 20 meq. Her conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm from receiving unintended medications.

On or about July 29, 2016, while employed in the same medical facility in Haskell, the RN failed to perform neurological checks at 5 am, as ordered every four (4) hours onto a patient.  The oncoming shift found the patient to have a change in a neurological condition requiring transfer to a higher level of care. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from unrecognized clinical changes and deprived the patient of timely interventions.

On or about September 16, 2016, the RN again failed to sign the Controlled Substance Analysis and Report (CSAR), document the dose of Dilaudid 2mg IV Push (IVP) that she signed out for a patient, and document the physician who ordered the Dilaudid. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and Controlled Substance medication record, and unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm by depriving subsequent caregivers of vital information to provide further care.

On or about September 19, 2016, the RN failed to sign the CSAR at the start of her shift. Her conduct created an incomplete Controlled Substance medication record for the shift.

As a defense, the RN states that regarding the incident on May 26, 2016, she was not aware of this issue until the Peer Review. She states that regarding the incident on July 29, 2016, the Charge nurses are responsible for neuro checks; not the Licensed Vocational Nurses, though she routinely assisted them in obtaining neuro checks. She states that regarding the incident on September 16, 2016, she was in a rush and did not fill out the CSAR per regulations.

The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.

False accusations may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.

Because the RN failed to provide a nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.