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Terry Bow

Terry Bow

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  1. I received an email from the BON compliance officer about wanting me to participate in an investigation. When I spoke with them, they stated it was about a med error for suboxone many months prior that 15 other nurses at the facility made. They stated it was minor and wouldn't result in suspension or loss of license, just disciplinary action at the very most. I told them I was concerned and may seek legal counsel. They continued to state that it was minor and they just wanted to get my take on the situation regarding safe medication administration. They want to schedule a time to interview. Do I accept the interview or consult an attorney? Should I speak to my unit first? Nobody has written me up or informed me of any med error regarding this. I also have not heard of our entire unit being under investigation, either. I have only been a nurse for 3 years and have never had this happen. My state nursing board has a reputation for being notoriously aggressive. What's the best way to proceed?
  2. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Should I contact my DON about it? I haven’t mentioned it yet and my attorney advised me to keep it confidential. However, I need to be aware of any policy changes since I have not worked there recently as PRN.
  3. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Thank you so much do the support and information.
  4. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Are you saying that this isn’t serious because I didn’t receive notification via letterhead on the mail? I’m curious.
  5. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    The officer disclosed to me what this is about- a need error regarding Suboxone- that 15 nurses on my unit were part of. She stated she thought it was systematic error that “could” result in disciplinary action of “minor” sort, which I still do not want. I do not have an official attorney yet and am scheduled to talk tomorrow. What should I do?
  6. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Because of COVID, I don’t know if mail is slow but I called the board itself to verify authenticity and they directed me to email communications for further communication. That attorney said the email was legit. The email says it’s confidential. Does that mean I cannot share it with my employer?
  7. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    The officer gave me an exact name of a patient and the drug involved. I have not had the actual interview yet. I’m consulting an attorney. I did call my facility and leave a message about the situation requesting them to get back with me. I hope that was the right move since it involves other nurses there, too. The board of pharmacy reported it. I don’t know if they make nursing reports aware to facilities.
  8. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Yes, a notification would’ve been ideal. Because I’m PRN, I’m wondering if I missed it in a meeting or something. I like to think they informed 15 nurses involved!
  9. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    I am not paying the lawyer yet. I contacted them to see what to do first and at what point to hire. They said to hire initially to avoid providing information against my favor. If the facility is not required to be honest with revealing details, is the board of nursing? The lawyer told me the board has probably already been at the facility and has all the details to prove guilt besides my admission. The attorney said that they are calling to get me to admit guilt. He said their job is to disciple in, especially in my state. I left a note for the DON about this but it was through phone from the receptionist (on a Friday evening). I haven’t worked there in over 2 months but am still employed PRN.
  10. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Thank you so much. She did mention that someone else had a wasting issue, and someone gave 2 instead of 1. I don’t know anything about that, nor did I at the time. I don’t know what she plans to ask me. She said it’s a “short” interview. Anyway, when she calls back I plan to tell her I don’t know how I can help and decline to engage in information exchange. Then I will talk to my unit and consult an attorney.
  11. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    They said that the board of Pharmacy reported it.
  12. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    I don’t know. Somewhere there’s an issue. I am just upset that I never heard anything outstanding from my facility at the time. I haven’t worked there in over 2 months. Do you recommend bringing this to their attention?
  13. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    I don’t know. Somewhere there’s an issue. I am just upset that I never heard anything outstanding from my facility at the time. I haven’t worked there in over 2 months. Do you recommend bringing this to their attention? I don’t know. Somewhere there’s an issue. I am just upset that I never heard anything outstanding from my facility at the time. I haven’t worked there in over 2 months. Do you recommend bringing this to their attention?
  14. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Thank you. I know. I work PRN at the facility while in school so I’m usually just there a couple days a week at the most.
  15. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    The officer specifically told me that another nurse gave 2 suboxone to a patient that I cared for when they were supposed to give one. She told me I didn’t do that but wanted to check to see what I would do in a certain situation etc. She did not specify what situation. She DID say that she thinks it’s a systematic error because of the amount of nurses involved. I do not want to talk or “accidentally admit” to anything beyond my knowledge that could make me guilty. However, I am surprised that my facility has not notified me of this first! Also, this happened many months ago last year! Thank you for the feedback.
  16. Terry Bow

    Board of Nursing Investigation for System Charting Error

    Thank you. I will postpone the interview. I contacted an attorney and they said to see what they want first then provide minimal information, then to call them back.
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