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Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. This is the main reason why you should be careful when doing your job, or else, complaints might be filed against you. Without the help of a nurse attorney, you might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). 

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Private Duty Nurse in a Pediatric Care facility and had been in that position for one (1) year.

On or about May 10, 2021, while employed as a Private Duty Nurse, the RN was observed on video repositioning a pediatric patient in a rough manner, which resulted in the patient’s gastrojejunal feeding tube (“GJ tube”) being pulled out of his abdomen. Additionally, the RN failed to accurately document the timing of medication administration and the GJ tube incident in the patients. medical record. Subsequently, the patient was taken via EMS to the hospital where the GJ tube was reinserted. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and unnecessarily exposed the patient to pain and injury.

In response to the incident, the RN  states that it was extremely dark in the patient’s room at night. And that when she turned the patient, she, heard a pop. When she thought she was pulling the oxygen tubing out of the way, the RN states that she quickly realized it was actually the GJ tubing by the time she heard the second popping sound. The RN states that she is aware that she should have verified which tube she was pulling, though her intent was not malicious or intentional.

The Texas BON found the RN’s conduct violates a section of the Texas Occupations Code. Thus, her RN license was suspended, and placed on probation. 

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the nurse’s attorney led to the suspension of the defendant’s RN license.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call nurse attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.