Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced Dallas nurse license attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls. R150178N7847
One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right Dallas nurse license attorney will be discussed in this case.
On or about December 8, 2011, while employed as a Charge Nurse in a hospital in Dallas, the RN may have failed to adequately and completely document interventions used to redirect and calm a patient, a male psychiatric patient experiencing a psychotic event, during an aggressive episode. Her conduct may have contributed to the disorganization of the unit.
Subsequently, the RN may have failed to appropriately respond to an emergency situation in that she exhibited unprofessional behavior and counterproductive responses to a violent patient. Such conduct may have diminished her effectiveness as the Charge Nurse.
During the hearing, the RN states she realizes the documentation looks as though something is missing, but the fact is the patient went from calm and resting with his eyes closed to violent and attacking immediately. She points out there was no agitation period between the calm and the violent phases to document.
The RN further states she had to be loud when trying to get the patient’s attention because there was no way for the patient to hear her over all the noise the patient was causing. She points out another nurse tried using a speaking voice with the patient and the patient paid no attention to that nurse.
However, the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and warned of suspension of her RN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Your license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a Dallas nurse attorney is your best option.
Consult with Dallas nurse license attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.