Any charges filed against an RN or an LVN could badly affect their license and their career as a nurse. This is why a nurse should never neglect the need to hire a nurse attorney for defense when such circumstance happens.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered at a medical facility in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
An incident happened on or about March 20, 2018, the RN was assigned to provide nursing care to a patent, the RN handed the patient’s son an IV catheter and tourniquet and instructed him to attempt IV placement. Subsequently, the patient’s son attempted an IV but was not successful. The RN’s conduct could have exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm.
Another incident happened on or about April 10, 2018, at the same medical facility, the RN left her nursing assignment for approximately forty (40) minutes and failed to give a report. The RN’s conduct could have exposed the patients unnecessarily to risk of harm in that leaving her nursing assignment could have resulted in the patients not getting the care needed.
In regards to the March 20, 2018, incident, the RN admits she handed the patient’s son a tourniquet to assist in palpation of the arm but denies instructing the patient’s son to start an IV. In regards to April 10, 2018, incident, Respondent states she told the charge nurse she was going to her car to breathe and use her inhaler and she gave a brief report to the float nurse.
An RN’s misconduct could really expose a patient to any harm. The RN involved in the incidents mentioned above had conduct inappropriate behavior that can harm the patient. As a result, the RN was subject to disciplinary action by the Board. This decision of the Board could have resulted in a different outcome if only the RN had hired a nurse attorney for help.
Hiring a nurse attorney in a situation the RN is facing can be a great help. You should always consider having a nurse attorney to defend you from any cases or criminal charges filed against you.
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