An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a 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. A nurse in Decatur was one of the examples.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse in Decatur and had been in that position for ten months.
On or about July 27, 2019, the RN failed to document a visual inspection of the right foot bandage, and also failed to document a visual inspection of a wound vacuum attached to the right foot of a patient, who underwent surgical debridement of the right foot earlier in the week. 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.
On that same day, the RN failed to verify an order with the physician with regards to dressing changes, wound care, and wound vacuum maintenance for the patient. Subsequently, the patient received no care for this foot. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of injury from adverse complications of skin maceration; including infection and slow wound healing.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
During the hearing, the NR states she was told by the patient the bandage on the foot was not to be removed until the patient’s follow-up appointment with the surgeon. She also states another nurse had seen the patient two days earlier and documented a non-removable dressing was in place on the patient’s right foot. The RN further states she assumed the other nurse had received orders from the podiatrist.
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 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.