The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. In these times, a nurse should hire a nurse attorney for a defense to avoid the worst thing to happen which is the revocation of license.
This is exactly what happened to a particular RN in Bonham when she verbally and emotionally abused the patient in that she angrily yelled at said patient about urinating on his bed and said “If you do it again I’m going to take your mattress away.”
Further, after a nurse aide put clean sheets on the patient’s bed, she removed the mattress from the patient’s room. Subsequently, the RN was instructed by her Supervisor to return the bed to the patient’s room three times before she complied.
The action done by the RN was likely to cause emotional, physical, and psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, the RN explains that she instructed the patient to stay in his room or she would take away his mattress privileges. She further states she intended to use the mattress as an object to help remind him of his room, listen to instructions, and hopefully keep him from wandering halls.
She states her intention was not to punish the patient but was instead incorporating her many years as a special education teacher to attempt to get a patient under control who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, frequently urinated on his bed, and wandered the halls of the facility.
The RN further adds that she did not ignore her supervisor as alleged, but simply repeated her request for an explanation. She states she was confused as her experience as a special education teacher indicated her methodology was a proper approach to handling behavioral problems.
The RN’s actions were in violation of hospital policy and required further investigation. As a result, her RN license was disciplined and suspended. This is the reason why you need a nurse attorney to somehow avoid this thing to happen.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger. In such times like these, a nurse attorney’s help is needed.
If you received a letter from the Texas BON for a misdemeanor offense or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas RN and LVN license attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.
Contact a Texas RN and LVN license attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact nurse attorney Yong An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.