False documentation is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about August 22, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Midland, Texas, RN falsely documented administration of Brilinta, Nifedipine, Carvedilol, Hydralazine, Gabapentin, Entresto, and Cefepime in the medication administration record of a patient. The patient subsequently stated to the next shift nurse that he had not received his antibiotic. Upon inspection of the room, a clear plastic bag was found containing the above medications still in sealed packages. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, RN states she was assigned 6 to 7 patients at this time in addition to simultaneous admissions and discharges. RN states she scanned all the medications but was pulled away in an emergency to stabilize a new patient. The new patient was combative and required a sitter. RN states she requested a sitter but was told one would not be available until the next shift causing RN to have to sit with that patient the rest of the shift with no assistance. RN states she notified the physician on call, but he was unable to do anything until he was able to physically see the patient. RN states she had limited access to EMAR while caring for the combative patient and was unable to get into the medication administration record to un-chart the medications and document not giving the medications. RN states she notified the on-call physician, house supervisor, oncoming nurse and nurse manager about not being able to administer the medications.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H)&(10)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her 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.