It is a nurse’s duty to ensure patients are getting the proper treatment they need in a timely manner. They should also follow the physician’s order and no order should be missed. A missed order could harm a patient. Some RNs tend to miss orders and result in unnecessary harm to a patient. If this happens, an RN should be prepared in case he or she will be summoned by the Board for such conduct. An RN can hire a nurse attorney for this matter.
On or about June 3, 2020, while employed as an RN with a home healthcare services provider in Dallas, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing services to a patient, RN failed to properly administer a G-Button feeding over ten (10) hours via feeding pump, as ordered by the physician. Instead, approximately six (6) hours into the feeding, RN removed some of the formula from the feeding bag and poured it into a sippy cup for the patient to drink. RN then continued the pump feeding with the remaining formula. RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of weight loss and/or malnutrition.
In response, RN states that the patient’s mother and sister became increasingly aggressive towards him and they questioned everything he did with the patient. RN states the patient’s mother insisted that the patient’s feeding be completed at the same time every day. RN further states he was scared to report the family’s behavior towards him because he didn’t want to lose his job. RN admits that on the last day he worked in the home (6/3/20) he was desperate to have the pump go off at the exact time the patient’s mom wanted it to. RN states he regrets how things turned out and admits he should have reported the family’s treatment towards him to the agency.
The above actions constitute 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B)&(4).
However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.