The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
On or about November 30, 2013, while employed as a Registered Nurse in San Angelo, the RN incorrectly documented the blood sugar result in the chart of a patient. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions. In addition, she failed to intervene and assess the blood pressure of a patient for four 4 hours after an abnormally high reading. Additionally, she failed to ensure that an order for Labetalol a blood pressure medication was correctly entered into the patient’s medical record. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of undetected and untreated fluctuations in blood pressure including the possible demise
During the hearing, the RN states that she took a blood sugar by mistake on another assigned patient and documented it to their record, therefore, he did not think it was a charting error at the time Respondent states that he didn’t realize that it was the wrong patient until later and that the two 2 patients were assigned to him at the same time and were positioned across the hall from each other Respondent states that he wrote the vital 2 cio 843756 0 191 signs in a pocket notebook he carried for entry into the medical record at a later time
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any criminal, negligence or administrative case 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.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.