Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a Hospital in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
It was on or about May 2, 2017, when the RN documented bowel and lung sounds in the medical records of three patients at a time before the RN made the observations. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patients in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions. The three patents at issue were not injured.
But in response to the incident, the RN admits with candidness and humility that she was employed at the facility with no prior hospital experience. Although she was placed under a preceptorship supervision program, her preceptors were unable to give her the much-needed time and attention for training and supervision. The general acts allegedly committed by the RN were not intentional or tainted with malice, but were done in good faith and with the prior knowledge and at the direction of her preceptors. The fact is the RN did actual assessments of the physical conditions of the patients by observation, inspection, feeling, asking patients’ conditions, and appearances except for that one incident where the RN did not have a stethoscope. However, when the stethoscope was made available to her in a matter of minutes, all necessary assessments requiring the stethoscope were performed by the
RN. It is worth emphasizing that no injuries and/or medical issues were suffered or happened to the three (3) patients as a consequence of the RN’s actions as complained of.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if only the RN had hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.