The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about March 3, 2014, through March 23, 2014, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Tyler, the RN withdrew five and a half (5.5) MG of Hydromorphone from the Pyxis medication dispensing system for patients, but failed to document, or completely and accurately document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Nurse’s Notes. Her conduct could have contributed to the injury of the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients.
During the hearing, the RN admits to documentation issues due to being an improperly trained new purse in a fast-paced environment. She admits to wasting late in his shift from being so busy during his shift but denies not wasting medication.
As a result of the conviction, the RN was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay an amount. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her RN license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.