The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. Therefore, nurses need a Texas nurse attorney to defend their case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about June 6, 2020, through June 7, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Brownsville, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
1. RN failed to document assessments for three (3) different patients. In addition, RN failed to document the administration of scheduled medications to three (3) different patients, whose blood pressure was elevated throughout the night with no documentation of the administration of the patients’ blood pressure medication. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
2. RN failed to administer a blood transfusion to a patient, as ordered. Subsequently, the above-mentioned patient received the blood transfusion on the following shift at 11:05. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer a blood transfusion as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the above incidents, RN states that due to mitigating circumstances, she was unaware of the failure to document assessments. RN states that it was her fifth twelve-hour shift for the week, and she was exhausted. RN states that she left the hospital unaware that she had not performed the assessments. RN states that she did assess the patients and believed that she had documented the assessments.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C),(10)(D)&(11)(B).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.