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Thorough and precise medical documentation is the cornerstone of effective patient care. However, some RNs tend to deviate from established nursing care guidelines and find themselves facing challenges. In such challenging situations, a nurse attorney can be a vital resource for the nurse involved. These legal professionals possess the expertise to assess the case’s legal and professional dimensions. They work to protect the nurse’s rights while ensuring that the patient’s best interests are upheld. Their role is pivotal in upholding the standards of care, promoting patient welfare, and protecting the legal rights and career of the RN involved.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On or about February 17, 2022, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Beaumont, Texas, RN failed to completely and accurately document events during her shift for a patient, including contact with providers, nursing assessments, interventions, and heart rate data. Additionally, RN failed to assess the patient’s blood pressure. Subsequently, the patient continued to experience an elevated heart rate and required emergent cardioversion at bedside for supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm from potentially adverse complications of undetected and untreated changes in cardiovascular status.

In response to the above incident, RN states the patient was tachycardic when she assumed care. RN states she assessed the patient   and reported her assessment findings to the physician and states the physician later ordered a STAT EKG for the patient. 

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 500 nurse cases for the past 17 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.