The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN/LVN in Texas found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best Texas nurse attorney. This nurse attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of the license of RN/LVN in Texas.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years and six (6) months.
On or about January 16, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Wichita Falls, Texas, RN failed to intervene, including failure to assess and failure to notify the physician, when informed by unlicensed personnel that a patient was experiencing a decrease in blood pressure from baseline to 82/63 mm/Hg. The patient was subsequently found pulseless and could not be resuscitated. RN’s conduct created a delay in care and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, RN states she was receiving a shift change report when the aide reported a blood pressure of 99/54 mm/Hg obtained from a wrist cuff. RN states she then directed the aide to retake the blood pressure with a manual cuff. RN further states cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was immediately initiated and continued until the arrival of emergency medical services on scene. RN also states she attempted to call the physician at 0150 and 0200, but there was no answer, and his voice mail message was not returned. RN further states she notified both her Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing and states both informed her they would advise the physician the next morning.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
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, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.