In nursing, it is important that a nurse knows how to see and how to immediately respond to needy situations. Any delayed intervention may result in worst and can be stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke, may suspend, or only discipline their license. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations, which may include minor errors at work.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Staff Nurse at a hospital in Killeen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and three (3) months.
On or about February 2, 2014, through February 3, 2014, while employed as a Staff Nurse and while providing care for a patient who was experiencing episodes of hypotension, the RN delayed in obtaining vital signs of the patient while she slept. The patient required aggressive interventions and an increased level of care. The RN’s conduct could have injured the patient from unknown and/or undetected changes in condition.
In response to the incident above, the RN states: “I monitored the patient throughout my shift, and at 0415, after obtaining vital signs, I alerted the Charge Nurse to the patient’s worsening condition, and when the Charge Nurse did not make a decision to transfer the patient, I informed the doctor and sought orders regarding the patient’s worsening condition”
But after giving her statement regarding the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing still subjected the RN to disciplinary action as the patient could have been injured or was likely to get harmed due to the RN’s delayed intervention of the situation. Her lack of defense also affected the decision of the Board regarding discipline or the sanction that the RN will be receiving.
The RN lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An, directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.