An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.
An RN from Amarillo, Texas was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
The RN was involved in misconduct whereas on or about October 7, 2018, through October 8, 2018, the RN failed to notify the physician of a change in health status when ICU Patient experienced bloody stools during the shift. Additionally, the RN failed to document the correct number of bloody stools in the patient’s medical record. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to the risk of harm from delayed medical interventions to stabilize the patient‘s condition.
ln regards to the incident, the RN states he was under the assumption the previous nurse charted the bowel movement and this was the cause of any discrepancy in numbers of bowel movements at his hand oft report.
As a result, the incident above had caused the RN to be subjected to disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing and because of the lack of a nurse attorney to help her defend her case, the RN may receive further sanction or even get suspended.
Losing your RN/LVN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. If you’re facing cases such as this, be sure to contact and hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An, been an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.