Failure to timely intervene for a patient and conducting incomplete documentation could cause RNs to lose their hard-earned license. Such conduct could contribute to inaccurate and poor-quality care to patients. If an RN is in such trouble, ask a nurse attorney to help you fight against allegation cases.
On or about July 7, 2020, while employed as an RN at a rehabilitation facility in Georgetown, Texas, RN failed to timely intervene for a resident after the resident’s G-tube became dislodged and the resident’s feeding pump alarm sounded. Instead, RN turned off the resident’s feeding pump alarm, and didn’t notify the DON until 0200 the following morning. Additionally, RN failed to document when the G-tube became dislodged and when he turned off the alarm in the resident’s medical record. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to a risk of harm from complications associated with inadequate nutrition and skin irritation at the tube site. Additionally, RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the resident in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information to base their decisions for future care.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse 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.