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A nurse who commits a violation of the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may receive a sanction or be subjected to disciplinary action, if not defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can be put at risk; they could either be suspended or revoked.

At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Round Rock, Texas

On or about December 9, 2018, the RN failed to accurately and completely document events related to slow continuous ultrafiltration (SCUF) to a patient; including, conversations with the physician regarding decreasing and/or increasing the SCUF rate and the patient’s central venous pressures (CVP) on which the infusion rate was based. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

On or about March 7, 2019, the RN failed to discontinue Propofol for the patient and initiate Versed as per verbal physician orders, additionally, the RN failed to document the verbal order in the medical chart. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medication record and exposed the patient to the risk of injury in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.

In response to the incident, the RN states that he had a conversation with the cardiologist to decrease the ultrafiltration rate to maintain the patient’s CVP. The RN further states he did not transcribe this conversation into order as it would have changed the patient’s standing orders. The RN also states he misinterpreted the verbal order.

Every violation has its consequence and as a result of the RN’s actions, the Board sanctioned the RN and been subjected to disciplinary action. The RN could have received a different result if only he had hired or consulted a nurse attorney for this matter.

A nurse attorney is the one who can help an RN or an LVN with cases such as this. An RN should look for a skilled, reliable, and with lots of experience in handling and dealing with nurse cases. No one can beat a nurse attorney who is an expert in nurse cases.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.