Nurses facing cases they never committed should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of misconduct or malpractice that they’re not aware of.
A fine example of this is two incidents that happened on June 5, 2013, and October 30, 2014. The RN was working at El Paso, Texas, where she first failed to document the facility’s policy for wastage of unused medication portions of Lorazepam 0.5mg. Failure to document wastage leaves the medications unaccounted for, may deceive the hospital’s pharmacy, and may eventually place the whole facility into violation from the Texas Health and Safety Code.
The second incident occurred when the RN administered Hydroxyzine to a patient, which was noted to be ordered by the physician “as needed”. However, the RN was not able to document the reason for administering the medication. The following action created an inaccurate medical record for the patient.
The Texas Board of Nursing received the complaints and summoned the RN to defend against her case. She denied all of the accusations done as she was only following the protocol that she was aware of during her shift. She also claimed that the patient she treated on October 30, 2014, was doing fine.
Despite her denial, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she denied the accusations.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832)-428-5679.