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At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about October 21, 2019, the RN inappropriately restrained the patient when he became aggressive trying to spit on, bite and hit nursing staff. The RN grabbed the patient’s face and leaned the patient forward with his weight on the patient’s back. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it created an unsafe environment, unnecessarily exposed the patient to emotional/physical harm, and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, the RN states that the patient exhibited disruptive and belligerent behavior while in the Emergency Department, well in advance of his interaction with the RN. During transport from the Emergency Department, the patient continued to exhibit bad behavior including cursing, yelling and racial slurs, trying to spit on, bite and hit nursing staff, and attempting to get off the stretcher. The RN states that he physically restrained the patient with the assistance of a Police Officer, to protect himself and fellow nursing staff. The RN further states that the patient’s passing was the result of multiple pre-existing comorbid conditions. The patient’s passing coincided with but was not caused by the restraint.
The incident above needs a thorough investigation, if the investigation result proves the RN is guilty, the RN will then be put into disciplinary action and license suspension or revocation. A nurse attorney can help the RN go through the case and be her defense.
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