It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that a nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Houston, Texas on December 2017. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed in a healthcare facility in Houston and had been in the position for more than two years already.
On or about December 5, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN exceeded her Board authorized scope of practice by administering epidural medications to a patient. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient and unborn baby to the risk of harm from the potential for increased motor block, transient neurological symptoms, and hypotension.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. During the hearing, the RN admits to finishing an approximate 3cc of lidocaine syringe bolus via the patient’s epidural catheter which had been started by the anesthesiologists who were subsequently called away. The RN reconnected the epidural catheter to the patient and monitored the patient and unborn baby at the bedside for twenty minutes.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the evidence was brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.