It is a nurse’s duty to ensure patients are getting the proper treatment they need in a timely manner and also the necessary intervention during needy times. They should also notify and follow the physician’s order and no order should be missed. A missed order could harm a patient. Some RNs tend to miss orders and result in unnecessary harm to a patient. If this happens, an RN should be prepared in case he or she will be summoned by the Board for such conduct. An RN can hire a nurse attorney for this matter.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in Pharr, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
An incident happened on or about October 26, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to call law enforcement and request a welfare check of the patient, when the patient documented on an After Visit Summary notes that he was suicidal. Additionally, the RN failed to notify the patient’s treating physician that the patient reported he was suicidal after he was discharged. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily delayed the onset of interventions required to prevent the patient from self-injury.
In response, the RN admits that although she notified her supervisor, she should have also notified the patient’s physician and/or law enforcement. This puts her in a bad situation wherein she could be reprimanded due to her misconduct.
Unfortunately, upon admittance to the misconduct that she committed, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty. She and her nursing license were subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license 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.