Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire the right nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. Unfortunately, an RN from Chamber County, Texas happens to be one of them.
On or about July 20, 2017, through July 21, 2017the RN withdrew two Hydrocodone 10/325mg tablets from the medication dispensing system for a patient, and falsely documented in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) that she administered the Hydrocodone to the patient.
A pill package was later found under the chair at the nurses’ station where the RN had been sitting with the Hydrocodone still in it. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medication as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about July 21, 2017, the RN again withdrew two Hydrocodone 10mg/APAP 325mg tablets from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications, as shown below. A pill package was later found under the chair at the nurses’ station where the LVN had been sitting with the Hydrocodone still in it.
The LVN’s conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The Texas Board of Nursing was not able to reach out to the RN due to the actions that she did. However, there was enough evidence which proved the errors of her actions. Additionally, she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, causing her to lose her RN license.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.