Cases involving inappropriate substance dosage are something that a nurse attorney could be of great help for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error. R072079N7218
At the time of the incident, the RN was working as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for one year and one month.
On or about September 11, 2016, through September 13, 2016, while employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in a medical facility in El Paso, the RN misappropriated eight bottles of Propofol belonging to the facility and patients, in that she admitted to security staff she had misappropriated the medication. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications,
On or about October 19, 2016, while employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in the same medical facility, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she was found lying on the bathroom floor with a bottle of Propofol and an IV catheter. Her condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.