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The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN should need to follow several policies, rules, and regulations in order to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license or even further sanction. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct, gross negligence, or even criminal charges which may have put their license in danger if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

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

On or about December 26, 201 8, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to perform proper hand hygiene when providing care to a patient. Instead, the RN applied hand sanitizer and then wiped her hands on her pants. The RN’s conduct placed the patient at risk for infection.

On or about January 11, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to follow the request of a patient that the RN did not provide care to her. Instead, the RN inappropriately performed an assessment and confronted the patient about complaints made about the RN. The RN’s conduct violate the patient’s personal boundaries and caused emotional distress to the patient.

In response to the incidents, the RN states the sanitizing gel dispensed a triple amount, she massaged it into her hands, and she patted her hands on her pants before donning gloves because the sanitizer was dripping. The RN stated she saw the appointment calendar stating that the patient was to be seen only by the staff. and she was shown the emailed complaint. The RN states she was not counseled to avoid contact with the patient so she roomed the patient and apologized for her mistakes on the prior visit. The RN denies touching the patient during this visit.

Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Before taking any steps or actions regarding your situation, make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with complaints, accusations, or allegations filed before the Board against you, or else, your RN license may be put in danger.

If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) regarding the offense or violation you committed, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.

Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.