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At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for less than one (1) month.
On or about August 14, 2018, through April 15, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to accurately document medication administration for the patient. Specifically, the order stated that one (1) or two (2) caplets could be administered for pain. The documentation did not specify the dose that was administered to the student. The conduct of the RN was likely to injure the patient from clinical care decisions based upon incomplete medication administration documentation.
It was on or about October 18, 2018, through April 15, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN incorrectly administered medication to the patient that was ordered for the patient, without the parent’s permission or order. Additionally, the RN failed to notify the needed people in the said hospital facility, and also the parents regarding the medication error, or complete a Medication Incident Report. The conduct of the RN unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from the administration of medication without the parent’s authorization.
On or about November 14, 2018, through April 15, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to enter the correct medication into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) for the patient, in that the RN entered Mucinex Stuffy Nose & Cold. The correct medication that was brought to the hospital facility by the parent was Mucinex Cold, Cough, & Sore Throat, which contains Acetaminophen. Additionally, the RN incorrectly documented the wrong medication as administered in the EHR. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
According to the RN, she does not believe that she administered medication to the wrong patient as alleged. There was paper documentation of medications that were pending entry to the electronic system, and the RN believes that the paper documentation can account for this specific incident, as it is possible that there was an oversight in the entry into the EMR as she had initialed that it was entered into the system, yet it was not found. Furthermore, the RN said that another likely cause was either an error in saving the attempted entry into the EMR or because it was shuffled through a similar file of paperwork, and either way, the error would be in the documentation, not administration as the medicine was never administered to the student as alleged.
The RN was summoned before the Board to defend against the case. Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.