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Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against about her negligence at work.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and eight (8) months.

On or about March 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to properly witness/verify medication wastage which unknowingly allowed another nurse to divert Fentanyl. While busy on the unit, the nurse would persuade the RN to sign into the pyxis and would encourage the RN to walk away because she “was so busy” allowing the diverting nurse to document an inaccurate wastage amount under the RN’s name and then sign as the witness. The RN’s failure to properly verify medication wastage allowed medications to be diverted, allowed the diverting nurse to deceive the hospital’s pharmacy and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

In response, the RN states when she started in the IR unit, she was told to log in for another nurse so they can return and waste. The RN states when she asked her trainer about it she was told that is how they showed her to do it and their unit was different than the hospital. The RN states she realizes she made the poor decision to follow what her trainer said instead of sticking to what she was taught or investigating further. The RN states she was not aware the other nurse was diverting medications but looking back she can now see how the nurse was able to manipulate the procedure for wastage to allow her to divert narcotics.

Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action.

The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.