RNs and LVNs in Dallas are often expected to work under difficult and stressful situations. This is why most of the time, they will be put under serious situations which may lead to them being disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing just because of their stressful job. When a serious situation happens to you and your license could be put in danger, it is important to know that there is a Dallas RN attorney to help defend your case.
This is what an RN from Dallas should have done when she was accused with medical negligence.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Charge Nurse in a university hospital in Dallas and had been in that position for two years and nine months.
On or about June 2, 2019, through June 3, 2019 the RN allegedly falsely documented the times assessments were completed for ten patients, when instead she was logged into streaming video website’s in the nurse’s station. Her conduct was deceptive, resulted in inaccurate medical records, and was likely to injure the patients from possibly undetected changes of condition.
On or about June 3, 2019, the RN allegedly failed to timely intervene and call a Code when a patient was in direct view of the nurse’s station. The patient was found unresponsive with facial cyanosis, had voided herself, had reddened fingerprint ecchymosis on her neck, and had pinpoint petechiae around her eyes. During this incident, the RN was logged into streaming video websites in the nurse’s station. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from delayed treatment of her injuries.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she did not falsify any assessment records. She states that she always comes in early prior to actual shift change and performed a walk around and saw all the patients under her charge. The RN further states that she did perform assessments on each patient. She states that she came back later and entered the assessments in the electronic medical record. Further, the RN states that this has always been her practice.
In response to the other incident, the RN states that the medication nurse was next to the patient on the other side of the desk, passing medications to other patients. She states that she was at the desk putting in updates for an upcoming shift report when she heard the medication nurse call for help. She states that at this time she looked up immediately and went to assist. She states that she assisted to get the patient off the other and the other nurse left to call for a Code Burt and Rapid response. The RN states that she was at the patient’s side checking her pulse and breathing. She states that she called for vital signs and pulse ox, which were both done and stable. The RN reports that other personnel arrived. She states that she went to call the emergency room resident to see the patient, but she noticed that she was there already. The RN states that she informed the resident of the situation and what the vital signs were. She states that the patient was seen and stable afterwards.
Because of the incident, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined and suspended the RN.
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