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An RN or LVN who violated the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to disciplinary action, if not defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

An incident happened that involves an RN in Beaumont that involves an RN happened on or about March 11, 2019.  At the time of the incident, while employed at the hospital in Beaumont, Texas, and caring for a patient, who had undergone cardiac catheterization, the RN failed to place the patient on Telemetry Tier II monitoring, including notification of the monitoring unit, as ordered and failed to document the patient’s cardiac rhythm interpretation in the medical record.

The RN’s conduct resulted in a lack of continuous cardiac monitoring for a post-cardiac catheterization patient that placed the patient at risk for undetected cardiac dysrhythmias. Furthermore, the RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, and may have injured the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she did initiate the process of monitoring this patient, including obtaining the patient’s necessary vitals. The RN acknowledges that there is a documentation discrepancy with respect to cardiac rhythm interpretation. She also acknowledges, regrettably, that she failed to contact central monitoring to provide them with pertinent information and states that it was a busy shift, which impacted her ability to timely alert central monitoring.

In conclusion to this incident, the evidence received were sufficient to prove that the RN has violations pursuant to Section 301.452(b) (10) &(13), Texas Occupations Code and that the RN will be subjected to disciplinary proceedings by the Board, who has a full jurisdiction regarding this matter.

The RN agrees to the terms and must comply with all the requirements as stated in the order. Failure to do so, the RN will be subjected to investigation and disciplinary sanction, including the possibility of license revocation and the privileges to practice nursing in the States of Texas as a consequence of noncompliance.

By these mistakes or negligence made by the RN in Beaumont, her RN license was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. She failed to hire Texas BON lawyers to fully defend her case that led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing, as they have full jurisdiction over this kind of matter.

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.