The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN who was then employed in a medical center in Austin.
On or about February 19, 2018, the RN failed to provide a safe environment for a patient, in that she left the patient’s crib rail down and the patient fell from the crib onto the floor. She also failed to immediately assess the patient after the pediatric, ventilator-dependent patient with a tracheostomy fell to the floor.
Additionally, after the fall, the RN inappropriately pulled the patient off the ground by the patient’s arms. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it created an unsafe environment and may have unnecessarily exposed the patient to emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm.
Her conduct was also likely to injure the patient in that it created an unsafe environment and may have unnecessarily exposed the patient to emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN states she lowered the crib to give the patient his medication. She states the patient grabbed her clothing and then let go, which caused him to fall to the ground. The RN further states she then called her nursing supervisor and reported the incident.
However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.