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All nurses have orders to be followed to ensure a patient is on the right track to recovery. Missing an order or inaccurate execution of a physician’s order could harm a patient which could result in a poor outcome. And if you are accused of negligence, seek help from a nurse attorney. You should know ways to defend your stand against such accusations or allegations. Hiring a nurse attorney can surely help.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN with a healthcare provider in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and six (6) months.

On or about January 4, 2020, while employed as an RN with a healthcare provider in Lubbock, Texas, and assigned as a Charge Nurse, RN failed to follow policy and procedure when a nurse invoked Safe Harbor by not immediately addressing the issue with management. Additionally, management claimed they never received the Safe Harbor paperwork. RN’s conduct denied appropriate staff information needed to regulate a safe environment and effective delivery of nursing care.

On or about January 15, 2020, while employed as an RN with a healthcare provider in Lubbock, Texas, and assigned as a Charge Nurse, RN failed to document in the medical record of a patient that he increased the patient’s Propofol bolus drip-rate. Instead, RN told the patient’s primary nurse that he had increased the patient’s Propofol. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions

In response, the RN states he immediately changed the assignment of the nurse who made the safe harbor invocation. The nurse indicated she was okay with the change in the assignment and so RN understood the issue to be resolved. Nevertheless, he states he gave a copy of the safe harbor paperwork to his assistant manager. Furthermore, RN states the physician’s orders were not to infuse at a certain rate, but rather to titrate in order to keep the patient’s sedation at a certain level and, therefore, none of the nurses consistently documented the drip rates or changes thereto. Nevertheless, he informed the patient’s primary nurse of the change in drip rate with the expectation that she would document it in the patient’s medical record, which she did.

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)(S)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D).

RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his RN license under disciplinary action.

If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. 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 one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.