There are times when mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Supervising Registered Nurse at a medical facility in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months
On or about November 4, 2019, while employed as a Supervising Registered Nurse, the said RN failed to document in the Comprehensive Nursing Assessment of the patient. the prescription medication Trazadone. The behavior of the RN resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
It was on or about the 4th of November, 2019, through the 7th of May, 2020, while employed as a Supervising Registered Nurse, the RN failed to appropriately document in the Comprehensive Nursing Assessment of the patient the delegated task of medication administration, including the unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP) responsible for the aforementioned delegated task, training received, and verification of competency. The RN further failed to appropriately monitor and supervise the delegated tasks to UAPs regarding medication administration, and assignments to the licensed vocational nurse with regard to medication reconciliation. Further, The RN failed to appropriately update the plan of care to address recent changes in psychiatric behavior. The failures of the RN created an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient to the risk of injury from worsening psychiatric status, including elopement.
Concerning the events, the RN states she is allotted twenty (20) hours annually for RN services to patients and states this allotted time is primarily used for annual assessments, delegation and training of unlicensed staff, and coordinating support with her nursing team. It was also stated by the RN that, starting February 2020, patient behaviors were more extreme, but not a change from her last nursing assessment. The said RN further states she attended a teleconference with the patient’s psychiatrist to request placement for psychiatric services. It was also mentioned by the RN that the patient again eloped from the group home before psychiatric placement could be arranged.
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 LVN 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.