It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about May 20, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, RN failed to accurately and completely document the pain assessment for a patient in that RN failed to document the location of the patient’s pain. In addition, RN documented the administration of scheduled Tylenol for the aforementioned patient at 10:00 and 16:00 when there is no record of RN removing Tylenol from the medication dispensing system for the patient. RN also failed to accurately and completely document the dose of the Tylenol administered. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response to the above incident, RN states that he rounded on all of his patients that day and asked if any of his patients were in severe pain. RN states that none of his patients reported pain at the time that he rounded. RN states that all assessments were recorded and charted.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.