Some nurses tend to forget the fact that they can hire a Laredo nurse attorney when accused of a case they wish to deny or never committed. This is because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
On or about March 16, 2016, through April 15, 2016, while employed in a medical facility in Laredo, the RN withdrew five syringes of Hydromorphone 2mg, two syringes of Hydromorphone 4MG, twenty-six tabs of Hydrocodone 10/325MG, nineteen tabs of Oxycodone-Acetaminophen and fourteen tabs of Oxycodone 15MG from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document, and accurately and completely document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose.
Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code. Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side of the story.
In response to the incident, the RN denies withdrawing or misappropriating medications. She adds she was denied the opportunity to submit a drug screen when confronted and she completed one on her own on April 12, 2016, which resulted in negative.
The Texas Board of Nursing placed her nurse license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a Laredo nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Laredo nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Laredo Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.