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 Richardson and had been in that position for seven (7) years and six (6) months.
On or about December 4, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to synchronize a defibrillator while attempting a cardioversion procedure to a patient, who was experiencing ventricular tachycardia. Instead, the RN inappropriately shocked the aforementioned patient, who was not sedated, utilizing 200 joules of instant electrical shock in violation of Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support guidelines. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of cardiac dysrhythmias, including possible cardiac arrest.
In response to the incident, the RN states she unintentionally failed to synchronize the defibrillator before shocking the patient. The RN also states she accepts responsibility for her action.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license in disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.