A skilled and knowledgeable nurse attorney can provide utmost assistance over cases that you may deny committing. However, a lack of a nurse attorney could subject you to discipline and your license to any possible sanction depending on the severity of your misconduct.
An RN was involved in an incident that happened on or about August 6, 2016, through August 7, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in College Station, Texas, the RN failed to timely notify the on-call physician when a patient was in active labor, per facility policy, and failed to notify the on-call physician when the patient requested to speak with him. The RN also failed to document the patient’s request in her medical record. Additionally, the RN inappropriately informed the patient, upon her inquiry, that the facility does not perform Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC). Subsequently, the patient underwent a cesarean section (c-section). The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from delayed medical interventions and may have misled the patient regarding her options for giving birth at the facility.
As a response to the incident above, the RN states after her initial assessment of the patient, she reported findings and results of relevant tests to her charge nurse so she could assist in notifying the on-call physician. The RN states that the charge nurse then relayed to the RN the on-call physician’s orders to offer an epidural and prepare the patient for a c-section at 07:00. The RN states that the patient mentioned she had undergone a c-section and a VBAC in the past but did not mention a desire to have a VBAC at any point during the RN’s care of the patient. The RN states around 05:00, she performed a sterile vaginal examination (SVE) and found the patient had made a cervical change to 6 cm of dilation. The RN states she informed the patient of this change, and the patient told the RN she wanted to talk to the physician, to which the RN agreed. The RN states she does not recall the specific reason the patient wanted to talk to the physician but admits she failed to document the patient’s request in the medical record. The RN states the on-call physician was notified of the cervical change, the patient’s contraction pattern, and that the epidural was offered and refused by the patient. The RN states she went to the patient’s room with the physician’s phone number and asked if the patient wanted the RN to dial the physician’s number, and the patient refused.
However, she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, causing her to face disciplinary proceedings as imposed by the Texas Board of Nursing. This could also lead to losing her RN license if not defended by a nurse attorney.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.