In every action that an LVN or RN nurse takes, it is important that he follows the Code of Ethics. His actions must be within the metes and bounds of the law. Otherwise, the LVN or RN nurse may be subjected to an administrative or criminal case. The case may be filed by any interested party such as the patient involved or even directly by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
An example of this is a case filed against a RN named Richard who was exercising the profession in Fort Worth, Texas. The RN nurse was employed in a Pediatrics Facility. During his employment, the RN was assigned to care for a particular patient. However, during his care, it was shown that he lacked the fitness to use his nurse license because he was seen sleeping while on duty.
Because of what happened, a case was filed against the RN before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The complaint alleged that his condition could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs or symptoms or changes in patient’s conditions. Moreover, it also stated that the acts of the RN could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate and appropriate assessments or decisions regarding the patient care. Hence, taken all these into considerations, the negligence of RN placed the life of the patient assigned to him in potential danger.
During the conduct of the hearing before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), without having an competent RN license defense attorney to guide during the proceeding, an order was granted by the Texas Board of Nursing finding him guilty in the disciplinary proceedings. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) ordered that his RN nurse license be revoked with finality.
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