An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the initial incident, Respondent was employed as a registered nurse at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
It was on or about January 3, 2018, through January 25, 2018, while employed, the RN withdrew from Norco 7.5/325111g, Hydromorphone. Promethazine and Fentanyl from the medications dispensing system for patients in excess dosage and/or frequency of physicians’ orders, the RN’s conduct was likely to injure
patients in that the administration of medications in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patients suffering an adverse reaction. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
And on or about January 3, 2018, through January 25, 2018, the RN withdrew Hydromorphone, Hydrocodone, Ketorolac, Ondansetron, and Fentanyl from the medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to document and/or accurately and completely document the administration of medications in the patient’s Medications Administration Records and/or Nurse’s Notes. The RN’s
conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Additionally, the RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substance Act) and Chapter 483(Dangerous
Drug Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response to the incidents above, the RN states that she pulled medication from the Pyxis in anticipation of patient use in order to manage her time better and that issues with the Pyxis did not always allow appropriate wastage. The RN states she always had a witness for every waste and that at times the entire doses were discarded even if not used due to being open. And the RN also states that she always had an order set that was used for all patients unless contraindicated. At times, however, the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) would make changes causing the orders to become unclear.
As a result, the RN will be facing disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing as this is caused pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10) & (13) wherein the evidence received by the Board was sufficient to prove the RN’s violation(s).
The RN was given the chance of legal counsel, in fact, all RNs and LVNs who are facing such cases are given the chance of a legal counsel, a nurse attorney at that, as your form of defense against any cases but the RN failed to contact and hire a nurse attorney for help with the case.
Never do the same mistake and avoid such misfortune from happening to your license. If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An, 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years of experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their licenses.