Did you know that the nursing license that you have worked so hard to achieve could be taken away from you in an instant? No one is above the law. Therefore, the state of Texas is quite strict when it comes to its rules. One of the mandatory laws to be complied with is the Texas Occupations Code. It is a set of statutes that was enacted to regulate the practice of every LVN or RN in the country. This is where the functions of the Texas BON play a very important role. The fate of the LVN or RN lies on the hands of the members of the Board. All decisions and resolutions are made after a thorough deliberation and meeting. At the same time, the LVN or RN subjected to the case is also given a right to defend his side in the tribunal. Therefore, nurses need a Texas nurse attorney to defend their case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and three (3) months.
On or about August 30, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in McKinney, Texas, RN failed to properly visualize the vaginal area of the patient before attempting to perform a swab test for leaking amniotic fluid. As a result, the swab traumatized the patient’s urethra and caused severe pain and later painful urination with bleeding. Further, RN failed to document the patient’s complaints of severe pain during the swab test. RN’s conduct may have caused the patient to suffer unnecessarily and resulted in an incomplete medical record.
In response, RN states she has no recollections of this event but if a patient complained of severe pain, she would have remembered the incident, stopped the procedure, documented the event, and notified the physician. RN states she has performed the ROM Plus test to check for leaking amniotic fluid from the vagina for the past three (3) years without complication or patient complaint.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
A case was ultimately filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled her case was not able to properly defend her interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.