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Anyone can file a complaint against an RN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A Plano nurse license attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summoned you. This incident that an RN committed in 2012, was one of those examples. R150165N3558

On or about July 24, 2012, while employed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Plano, the RN failed to reassess and intervene when a patient had a systolic blood pressure reading of 146/87. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from possible complications of undetected disease processes including heart defects, genetic conditions, kidney disease and hormonal disorders.

On or about December 12, 2012, through June 27, 2013, the RN failed to document in a timely manner the care provided to a patient whose date of visit was December 12, 2012, and whose chart was not completed until June 27, 2013.

The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.

On or about February 28, 2013, the same RN failed to timely forward a sleep study referral for a patient to the sleep study clinic, and instead sent the referral six (6) months later. The patient had a history of night time gasping episodes, snoring, and obesity.

The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from possible complications of undiagnosed sleep apnea including fatigue, hypertension and associated cardiovascular disease.

On or about March 12, 2013, the RN failed to prescribe an appropriate antibiotic to a patient , who was diagnosed with an allergy to Cefdinir. Instead, the RN prescribed Cephalexin, which is in the same pharmacologic class. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from complications of an allergic reaction including rash, swelling and anaphalaxis.

In response to the incident, the RN states that patients with a blood pressure reading greater than systolic140 were given verbal orders to have their blood pressure retaken prior to leaving the clinic.

In addition, the RN states she was hired to a new position as the only full-time provider when previously the branch had only been open two days per week. The RN states the most frustrating challenge was not having any “do chart, follow up on lab work, diagnostic testing and phone calls.

The RN further states, for example, that there have been a few times where a parent has said their child has a penicillin allergy but can take Omnicef or Suprax without any reaction.

The work that nurses do is often unappreciated. And sometimes, a bit of negligence could lead to a more serious scenario such as filing a suit against them. If this happens to an LVN, they should know how to protect and defend themselves. If not properly defended by a Plano nurse license attorney, their license could even be suspended or revoked.

If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced Plano nurse license attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases. Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse 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.