A license suspension for nurses could be a form of discipline granted by the Texas Board of Nursing. A suspension occurs for many reasons, one of which is following an accusation being filed against the RN. A nurse attorney, on the other hand, can help you against accusations and prevent any suspension from happening.
An RN in Fort Worth was one of few nurses who were put to suspension by the Board. The incident happened on or about January 10, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, the RN failed to appropriately intervene, in that she inaccurately identified the patient, who was a full code, as a do not resuscitate (DNR) patient after the patient experienced cardiac arrest. Subsequently, initiation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was delayed for approximately twenty (20) minutes. This action by the RN resulted in a delay in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response to this incident, the RN states that it was a busy night and also states the hand-off report was chaotic. She states that it was during this hand-off report that she mistook the patient for another patient that had a DNR. She then further states that due to policies and choices by management, the patient was placed in a dayroom awaiting an open bed and no admission assessment had yet been conducted,
As a conclusion to the incident and based on the terms of the sanction against the RN, the result of the case of the RN was subject to ratification by the Board. The RN is hereby suspended and her license shall be placed in inactive status.
This is what will happen if there is no help from a good defense attorney, which could lead to disciplinary actions and suspension. Having a nurse attorney for defense could have yielded a different result.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
So, if you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.