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Nurses, the backbone of healthcare, typically have to deal with serious levels of burnout – the COVID-19 pandemic has made the problem that much worse. But there is nothing worse than having to face cases that can put you to disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. A nurse attorney can save and help you go through these hardships.

On or about September 12, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in The Woodlands, the RN allegedly incorrectly documented a telephone order for Oxytocin for a patient, without a physician’s authorization. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.

During the hearing, the RN admits to entering the order without a physician’s authorization and administering the medication. She states she received a third-hand report on this patient from her charge nurse, who received the report from another nurse that spoke with the physician telephonically. The RN states she thought the patient was being admitted for augmentation. The RN further states she noted when she reviewed the patient’s orders, which had been entered by the nurse who spoke with the physician, that Oxytocin was not among the orders.

In addition, the RN states she thought this was a mistake by the entering nurse and entered the order herself. She states she administered the medication and the nurse that received the report from the physician signed off on the administration. When she realized later that the physician hadn’t ordered the medication, she spoke with the physician and reported herself through the facility’s online reporting system. She recognizes her mistakes but adds that the culture of the facility contributed to the mistake.

If you are a Nurse in The Woodlands who faces any disciplinary issues before the Texas Board of Nursing, please contact nurse attorney Yong J. An, call or text at 832 428 5679 or Mr. An has represented over 100 nurses before the Texas Board of Nursing since 2006.