False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN has a good defense against the case.
On or between March 24, 1997, and March 26, 1997, the RN was responsible for the care of a patient. During that time, the physician’s orders were for the RN to administer the patient between two and five mg of Morphine per dose.
At approximately 7:00p.m.and 9:43 p.m., the RN documented removing 10 mg of Morphine for the patient on the narcotics removal sheet. At approximately 8:00 pm, the RN documented administering 10 mg of Morphine to J.G. in the Nurses Notes but not on the patient ‘s Medical Administration Record (MAR).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She denied all the accusations against her. However, she failed to properly present her case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Therefore, the Board of Nursing decided to discipline her and suspend her license.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.