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Any errors at work are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs who are undergoing a case in which they that may revoke, suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations, which may include minor errors at work.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for less than one (1) month.

On or about May 1 9, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN  failed to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on a patient, a hospice patient who was full code status. When she assessed the patient at 05 AM, and found him unresponsive to pain stimuli, with absent heart sounds and flaccid muscle tone, she called the hospice nurse, cleaned and straightened the patient with the oncoming nurse, and documented 6:00 AM for the time of death. The RN’s conduct created a delay in necessary medical intervention and may have contributed to the resident’s demise.

On or about May 1 9, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to document her assessment of the patient to include her findings regarding the patient’s lack of heartbeat, breathing, circulation, and pulse at approximately 5:40 AM. Subsequently, when the hospice nurse arrived, she documented the pronounced Time of Death to be 7:21 AM. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.

In response, the RN reports the error was not knowing the patient was a full code. The RN reports she charted a short note regarding the patient’s expiration after she witnessed the oncoming nurse assess the patient and pronounce the death of the patient at approximately 6:00 AM.

The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the license and career of an RN or LVN. Therefore, based on the findings of the Board, the RN received disciplinary action to ensure further safety and accurate documentation as she works in the future. She should hire a nurse attorney for instances such as this.

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. She 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.