Ensuring accurate documentation of the medical records of patients is very crucial for the patient’s recovery. One mistake can harm the patient’s well-being. RNs are mostly known to do such mistakes. Such mistakes can lead to disciplined licensed. But with the help of a nurse attorney, you can prevent such discipline.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for five (months) now.
The incident happened on or about August 17, 2016, while employed at a hospital in Texarkana, Texas, the RN withdrew (1) Morphine 10mg injectable from the medication dispensing system the patient, but failed to accurately document wastage of 2 mg of the unused portion(s) of the medication. The RN’s conduct left 2 mg of the withdrawn medication unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the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.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she and another nurse witness appropriately wasted all unused portions of the morphine; however the Omni cell only recorded a partial waste. The RN states that the nurse witness offered to correct the waste documentation with the RN, however, the nurse manager prohibited them from doing so.
However, due to lack of evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was sanctioned and disciplined.
This is just one of the many causes why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Negligence and inappropriate behavior on the part of an RN or LVN is never an excuse.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.