Being an RN is a privilege to have. But becoming an RN or an LVN was never easy. So, if an RN is having trouble at work and has violated protocol that they did not wish to commit, a nurse attorney is always there to help. A nurse attorney can be your form of defense against accusations and complaints.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was at a hospital in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about August 29, 2019, the RN was on assignment in the home of a patient, the RN inappropriately brought an infant with her to the patient’s house while conducting a skilled nursing visit. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, the RN’s conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
On or about August 29, 2019, with the same assignment to the patient, the RN failed to assess the lungs of the patient who presented with nausea and cough. Subsequently, the patient was assessed by another nurse who found the patient in respiratory distress with crackles to bilateral posterior lungs, an elevated temperature, and blood pressure, and a low pulse oxygen reading. The physician was notified and the patient was transported by EMS to a hospital. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing unrecognized clinical complications.
On or about August 30, 2019, and on an assignment in the home of the patient, the RN inappropriately brought an adult and an infant with her to the patient’s house while conducting a skilled nursing visit. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient. In addition, The RN’s conduct may have caused delayed distress for the patient, which may not be recognized or felt by the patient until harmful consequences occur.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she did bring her grandson with her and that the patient’s daughter told her that it was not a problem. And also the RN states that she checked the patient’s vitals, but failed to auscultate her lungs. The RN states that the patient’s respirations were even and unlabored, and the patient was very nauseated but felt fine other than that. The RN states that when she was leaving, the patient’s daughter stated that she would give the patient Zofran and that she would be fine as the patient does this all of the time. Additionally, the RN states that she did bring her adult daughter and grandson to the patient’s room after she finished seeing the patient.
Due to the following incidents, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to 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)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.