Any type of accusations or criminal case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding criminal cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
On or about September 18, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Corpus Christi, the RN failed to transfer a patient to and from the bathtub using the Hoyer lift as indicated in the patient’s plan of care and failed to follow the policy for lifting and repositioning the patient. Subsequently, the patient experienced pain necessitating evaluations and was taken to the emergency room twice. The patient was diagnosed with a left distal femur fracture during the second evaluation.
The RN’s conduct resulted in an injury to the patient from unsafe handling and use of improper transfer and/or repositioning technique.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she was not aware of the lifting and repositioning policy and the Hoyer net was too large to be safely used for a mother to place the patient in the tub. She showered the patient, transfer patient to the doorway of bathroom, and asked the father to place a towel on the bed. The RN held the patient’s head and shoulders on his right arm, so he placed the patient on the b head towards the foot of the bed. The patient’s affect was bright at this time.
The RN dried the patient completely, pivoted her around so her head was at the head of the bed at the same time lifted her up in the bed. The patient started crying at this time but would not respond (using gestures) to the RN’s questions about pain. The RN called for the patient’s father who then picked her up and held her. The patient continued to cry, the patient’s mother came into the room, and the parents discussed if an evaluation at the emergency room was needed.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.