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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and one (1) month.

On or about April 1, 2018, while employed, the RN documented that a patient experienced no adverse reaction to medications administered for procedural sedation, and failed to accurately and completely document in the medical record that the patient experienced an apneic event that required respiratory support with a Bag-Valve-Mask. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete documentation on which to base their care decisions.

In response to the incident, the RN states that no adverse reaction was documented as the apneic event was not an adverse event, but an anticipated side effect/complication of sedation. The RN states that his documentation of the events was both accurate and complete.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.