An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to an RN in January 2016. During the time of the incident, she was currently employed as an RN in a medical facility in Temple, Texas.
On or about January 16, 2016, the RN was observed to be swaying, falling, holding onto the patient’s crib, and calling people by the wrong name. Furthermore, she was late for her shift, appeared sleepy and “out of it”. The RN was unsure about how to administer the patient’s formula and oxygen. At the end of the shift, the RN was unable to provide a report of the care provided to the patient to the oncoming nurse. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
On or about January 16, 2016, the RN failed to administer Pulmicort 0.5mg, a scheduled breathing treatment, to a patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer breathing treatments as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
During the hearing, the RN states: “During my shift, I did not have any difficulty. I provided all medication attention necessary, gave all the necessary treatments, and documented as such. Furthermore, the mother of the patient was so comfortable with the care I was providing that she and the rest of the family went out. By the end of my shift, the patient was well and stable and vital signs were within normal limits. I may have been a little light headed for lack of eating properly and the possibility of taking a double dose of my prescribed medication. I have been under the medical for the last five years for depression and anxiety.”
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.