It is best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that a nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for twelve (12) years and two (2) months.
On or about October 28, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Temple, Texas, RN failed to reassess and/or failed to document the reassessment of the vital signs of a patient after she administered 25mcg of Fentanyl at 1314 and the patient’s blood pressure was 90/45 at 1317. Subsequently, the patient’s condition declined. RN’s conduct might have deprived the patient of the detection of worsening conditions and delayed medical intervention.
In response to the above incident, RN states the patient was on a cardiac monitor and she reported the Patient’s low blood pressure and complaints of pain to the provider. The provider ordered Fentanyl 25mcg and planned to order medication for the Patient’s blood pressure if the systolic reading dropped below ninety (90). RN states her cardiac monitoring and reassessments of pain and blood pressure were not charted in the computer. Instead, RN made handwritten notes that she planned to enter into the electronic chart the following day, but she was not able to do so.
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)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then 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 on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. 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. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.