A good nurse attorney is capable of helping you against failure to follow wastage procedures, as it’s a common error that can be discussed properly with the Texas Board of Nursing. Any RN or LVN undergoing a single instance of failure to follow wastage procedures should never hesitate to contact a nurse attorney.
One such incident occurred on or about June 17, 2016, while the LVN was employed at Houston, Texas. She signed out 112 tabs of Hydrocodone 10/325 from the medication dispensing system for her patient. However, she failed to follow the procedure for wastage of unused medication portions.
The resulting action left medications unaccounted for. The LVN might have deceived the facility itself. Additionally, the hospital violated the Texas Health and Safety Code due to the improper wastage of the medication portions, since it’s also a controlled substance.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may discipline, suspend or revoke an RN or LVN license. The Board noticed this complaint, summoning the LVN for a defense against the case filed against her. This is the point where a nurse attorney could have provided assistance for her through consultation.
The LVN was given a chance to defend against her case. She stated that it is common for most nurses to not document such procedures because it did not highly affected the patient. However, hospital policies tend to update, which is why the LVN should have followed the rule.
Gladly, the LVN was only given a warning for disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. Fortunately, the LVN only received one case of failure to follow wastage procedures. But still, she should have contacted a nurse attorney for further assistance in order to gain further protection against the case she was facing, regardless of the counts of her cases and errors.
For more details or for a private consultation, you should contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse lawyer for several licensing cases for over 14 years already. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 to get the assistance you deserve.