It’s a sad reality that there are scenarios in which nurses are incorrectly and unnecessarily disciplined. An LVN or RN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings and even small mistakes or situations in which they made a bad decision. When this happens to you, you should know that you need legal representation in the presence of RN lawyers in Fort Worth
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical facility in Fort Worth and had been in that position for two years and one month.
On or about March 17, 2018, through May 21, 2018, the RN allegedly failed to appropriately instruct, verify competency, and adequately supervise the performance of delegated tasks to unlicensed personnel for a patient regarding medication administration, measuring vital signs, dressing changes and re-positioning of a patient.
Additionally, the RN allegedly inappropriately delegated the task of wound care dressing changes to unlicensed personnel. Her conduct exposed the patient to risk of injury from adverse complications of fluctuations in blood pressure and pressure ulcer progression, including possible heart attack and/or sepsis.
Subsequently, the RN allegedly failed to accurately and completely document in the medical record of a patient all provider orders, physician notifications, drug allergies, wound assessments, wound care rendered, nursing interventions related to changes in blood pressure, and the patient’s responses to the same. Her conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
On or about April 10, 2018, through May 1, 2018, the RN failed to administer Santyl ointment to a patient as per physician orders to facilitate wound healing. Her conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response to the allegations, the RN states vital signs were often obtained by unlicensed staff while under her direct supervision. Further, the RN states unlicensed staff were in-serviced on pressure sores, wound changes and repositioning, and this is documented in the nursing notes. She also states she performed the wound care for the patient.
She also states the vital sign measurements and oxygen saturations obtained on the patient were within normal limits from April 20, 2018, through May 20, 2018.
However, without valid evidence to prove her innocence, the RN was disciplined and suspended.
The RN could have defended herself by hiring RN lawyers in Fort Worth on her side. However, she failed to do so, which led to her license being suspended.
If you have been summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, you need legal representation in the person of RN lawyers in Fort Worth. Find the right nurse attorney in Fort Worth to help you with your needs. Contact Fort Worth nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.