An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a criminal nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
On or about February 14, 2018, through February 15, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in El Paso, the RN inadvertently failed to provide care to one of her assigned patients, during her shift. At approximately 0600 on February 15, 2018, the RN received a critical lab on this patient and realized that she had been assigned to the patient for the entire shift.
Subsequently, the RN incorrectly documented nursing notes timed for 2000 on February 14, 2018, and incorrectly documented that the patient refused their 2100 Lipitor and Docusate Sodium medications at 0634 on February 15, 2018. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to provide care to the patient as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment. Additionally, her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
During the hearing, the RN explains that she was assigned five (5) patients at 1845 on February 14, 2018, and that the patient was not one of those patients. She states that she went to the board with that patient’s day nurse because the day nurse was not sure who to give a report to on the patient, and they both confirmed that she was not it. She states that the patient was still not assigned as of 1930. She states that at 0600 on February 15, 2018, she got a phone call from the lab asking for the assigned nurse to the patient and when she asked the charge nurse, she was informed that it was she.
The RN states that she later learned that at some point after 1930, she was assigned that patient but was not told by anyone. She states that the charge nurse then told her to see the patient and do her charting, and conducted an assessment on the patient and asked numerous questions. She states that she offered the patient the 2100 stool softener, but the patient refused due to diarrhea caused by ordered laxatives. She states that when she charted, she complied with the training wherein she was instructed to chart tasks, which were scheduled for 2000 and 2100 for those times, even if they were completed before or after. She admits that she charted the wrong times in accordance with her training. She states that she now realized that this is improper documentation practice and she should not have followed her trainers’ instructions.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good criminal nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.