Holding an RN license in Texas comes with certain obligations and responsibilities. If you want to continue practicing in the nursing profession, one of the important things that you need to do is to comply with the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN in this state is subject to the jurisdiction of the Board of Nursing. Whenever there are administrative complaints against a nurse, the Board will have the authority to hear and decide the merits of the cases. But in case an RN will be in trouble with any cases, a nurse attorney can help and defend any RNs from such situations.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner at a health center in Bedford, Texas, and had been in that position for thirteen (13) years and one (1) month.
On or about September 12, 2019, through March 10, 2020, while employed as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, the RN failed to accurately document sonogram dates in the medical record of the pregnant patient and failed to correctly measure fundal height. Subsequently, there was a size/date discrepancy that remained unaddressed, and the infant was delivered preterm at 32 weeks gestation, instead of what medical staff believed to be 41 weeks gestation. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient and infant to a risk of ham from complications of preterm delivery.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she failed to accurately document sonogram results, but is not clear how this occurred. The RN states that she recorded the wrong date on the patient’s chart of the sonogram report, though she always uses a measurement tape per protocol to have accurate size dates. The RN states that afterward, she changed her practice to check sonogram results, over and over again and made sure to chart everything on each visit accurately. The RN adds that she never failed to identify discrepancies in fundal heights before or failed to consult with other providers to double-check size if needed.
As a result, of what happened, the RN is facing disciplinary actions due to her misconduct. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney for proper assistance, causing her to undergo such procedures.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.