Any accusations of medical negligence should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone. You need a right nurse attorney in Dallas to defend your case. If not, you might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could eventually lead to you being deemed culpable. R191087N9063
On or about November 4, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the RN failed to document vital signs on a patient until 01:00 AM. She also left the unit, and her assigned patients, without notifying the charge nurse or other staff nurses. Her conduct placed her patients at risk of receiving insufficient nursing and medical care.
On or about December 30, 2017, the RN failed to document vital signs for a patient until midnight and failed to document the input amounts of the intravenous catheter and feeding tube for the patient. Her conduct also resulted in inaccurate and incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patient in that the physicians lacked sufficient information to evaluate the patient for further care.
Subsequently, the RN failed to timely notify the provider that a patient, a neurologically impaired patient, was experiencing increased anxiety. Her conduct resulted in the delay in the onset of medical interventions and was likely to injure the patient from unknown or undetected changes in condition.
During the RN reports she did document the vital signs, input of the intravenous fluids of medications, and feeding tube inputs up until 10:00 PM; after that, she was in and out of both the patients’ rooms. She reports she documented the vital signs, input of the intravenous fluids of medications, and feeding tube inputs at 11:00 PM, but the data did not save.
The RN reports the charting system would only save if the save button was clicked which did not happen because the computer she was using crashed during the insertion of data. She reports the data was inserted when she was able to chart again and she charted all the vital signs, the input of the intravenous fluids of medications, and feeding tube inputs that she missed. She reports both the patients’ charts documentation was completed by the end of shift.
In response to the other allegation, the RN reports the patient’s heart rate was elevated, and she was in the patient’s room talking and speaking back and forth with the patient and seeing if something was wrong and if there was something she could do to help. She reports she had taken care of this patient the previous shift and the patient always were tachycardic and would get anxiety which usually could be resolved through conversation; the heart rate was not coming down and that is when she notified the provider that the patient’s heart rate was high. She reports she was not able to see the patient right away because of another patient that was more critical and needed attention. She reports she asked her if the patient was symptomatic with the elevated heart rate, which she was not. She reports the provider said she would be there when she was finished with the current patient she was dealing with.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action.
Always remember that if a patient thinks she has been hurt or injured as a result of an RN proving or failing to provide professional services, that particular patient could sue the nurse. But that doesn’t mean the RN has been negligent. The RN needs the right nurse attorney to defend her case.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse attorney and license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.