Any accusations of professional misconduct should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could, in turn, lead to you being deemed culpable. In such times, you need professional help from a nurse attorney.
On or about May 6, 2018, through May 7, 2018, May 20, 2018, and May 31, 2018, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Irving, the RN inappropriately administered Dilaudid to patients for a pain scale that was less than seven (7) to ten (10) ordered for Dilaudid.
Subsequently, the RN also withdrew 1 mg of Dilaudid for a patient from the medication dispensing system (Pyxis) at 2341, but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medication. Instead, she administered 0.5 mg to the patient at 2342, but failed to timely waste the remaining 0.5 mg until 0849 on May 21, 2018.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in patients suffering from adverse reactions, and The RN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. A experienced nurse attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
Your RN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a nurse attorney is your best option. Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.