False documentation and inaccurate medical records are some of the typical errors or mistakes committed by nurses. These mistakes may become grounds for nursing malpractice, and if being accused, you need the right nurse attorney to help you when facing the Texas BON.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a pediatric hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and eight (8) months.
On or about November 18, 2019, while employed as an RN at a pediatric hospital in Amarillo, Texas, RN falsely documented that she administered ampicillin to a patient at 16:30 when the medication was removed from the Omnicell at 17:12 by another nurse. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers did not have accurate information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response to the above incident, RN states that she does not recall the occurrence and questions why she would need to falsify documentation when she has the ability to change the timing of the medication. RN states that it is very easy to get behind on certain things when you are in an intensive care unit situation as there are multiple things going on at any given time that can interfere with the flow of an assignment.
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)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(4)&(6)(A).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. 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 an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.