Any type of allegations or accusations at work can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
On or about June 27, 2017, through August 11, 2017, an RN from Lufkin, Texas documented that the patient had multiple open areas on his skin but failed to document a count of the wounds, measurement, appearance, or placement of the wounds. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
On or about April 3, 2018, the RN failed to intervene appropriately for a patient when direct care staff reported to her that the patient had a change of condition, with shortness of breath, wheezing, and profuse sweating. She instructed the staff member to take the patient to the emergency room, instead of calling 911. When the patient arrived at the emergency room by private vehicle approximately twenty (20) minutes later, CPR was started but was unsuccessful, and the patient expired. Her conduct resulted in a delay in emergency treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications and may have contributed to the patient’s subsequent demise.
During the hearing, the RN states that the patient had chronic lesions on his hands and arms that were related to his condition, but was not pressure sores. She states that the mother was instructed on the use of triple antibiotic ointment for the patient lesions until a physician ordered a different treatment. She reports that the mother was encouraged to bathe the patient daily using a soft cloth and a mild cleanser.
The RN states that she provided the mother with skin repair cream for use on the patient. She states that she encouraged the mother to make regular physician appointments and that the mother chose not to take the patient to the doctor for a long time. The RN states that the agency made arrangements for transportation and a doctor’s visit on June 30, 2017, and encouraged the mother to have the doctor look at the lesions and order treatment. She states that she instructed the mother on pressure sores, causes, prevention, and treatment. The RN further states that the patient’s mother voiced verbal understanding to all instructions given to her on these matters.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.