Failure to reconcile prescribed medications to a patient can cause great harm not only to the patient but also to the nurses and physicians assigned to take care of the patient. It is therefore crucial to hire a nurse attorney to help defend your case when accused of this scenario.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a home and community services provider in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about March 1, 2021 , through April 29, 2021 , while employed as an RN with a home and community services provider in Amarillo, Texas, RN failed to ensure prescribed medications were appropriately reconciled and available for a patient after direct care staff repeatedly documented in the electronic Medication Administration Record that the patient’s medications were not available in the home. Subsequently, the patient was without all prescribed medications for two (2) months, including those medications prescribed to treat hypertension. The patient was then transferred to the emergency room and diagnosed with a stroke. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s hypertension and may have contributed to the patient suffering a stroke.
In response, RN states she does not recall seeing any reports of missing medications. RN further states she is externally sorry for what happened with the patient. RN also states she was at fault for not completing medication counts, and states she was overwhelmed with her workload.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)(1)(P)&(1)(U) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.