Discusion: Texas Board of Nursing
First Question - What sections of the Nursing Practice Act and the Board rules address documentation?
Second Question - The nurse can not make more staff magically appear. What could the nurse have done, under this circumstance, to improve documentation and perhaps avoid being reported to the Board? (note: In the real case upon which this scenario is built, the nurse did testify that she felt that she had allowed herself to get lulled onto the "that's the way we do it" mentality for that unit)
Third Question - What did you feel is the best way to handle narcotic wastage if another nurse is not readily available?
Must use the Background Information Letter and Sample Notice Letter attached to respond - and the Texas Board of Nursing's Rules - Nurse Practice Act etc.
The response should include a reference list. Double-space, using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, one-inch margins, and APA style of writing and citations.