Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about December 31, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in DeKalb, the RN failed to confirm the code status for a patient and initiate Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) when the patient was found unresponsive. Instead, the RN inappropriately pronounced the death of the patient.
Subsequently, another staff member read the chart and confirmed the patient was full code status, at which time 911 was called and CPR was initiated, but the patient was not able to be resuscitated. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that delayed resuscitation and emergency care techniques may result in ineffective lifesaving treatment, possibly resulting in death.
During the hearing, the RN admits she did not initiate CPR because she assumed the patient was a DNR because he was a hospice patient, and when she was informed of the patient’s code status, 911 was called, and CPR was initiated, but the patient was not resuscitated.
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)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.