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The adherence to established protocols and procedures is crucial in the healthcare industry to ensure patient safety and maintain the integrity of medical practices. When nurses find themselves entangled in situations where deviations from established protocols are alleged, the repercussions can be severe and far-reaching. In such instances, the expertise of a nurse attorney becomes invaluable. The nurse attorney’s guidance extends beyond the legal realm, fostering a comprehensive approach aimed at protecting the nurse’s career and ensuring ongoing professional development.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and seven (7) months.

On or about March 23, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, RN inappropriately documented another nurse’s name on a blood product involving a patient, along with his own name, which was against the hospital’s protocol which required two nurse verification of blood products.

In response, RN states that he ensured the accuracy of the blood product for the patient prior to requesting for and receiving permission from the nurse whose name RN wrote on the documentation following the permission he received. This other nurse was unavailable to provide her own signature due to a trauma in the Emergency Department that required her attention.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B).

However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.