I was reported to state board for allegations of having a resident in restraints and telling my
aide not to remove the restraints during my shift. When called into the office I was told by my DON that I had reports against me stating that I was tying the resident up to the wheelchair , but it was just hear say (word of mouth) they had no proof. I did admit that I have seen the resident tied twice and left alone at the nurses station when I arrived from stopping my medication pass after hearing his alarm sounding. When found I had untied resident myself immediately and stayed with resident until CNA arrived. I have questioned CNA on how resident ended up the way he did and CNA stated that she was not aware. Now I have received a letter from BON stating to respond to allegations and if found true I can be guilty of violating the law. Help? What can come of this? What can I do?