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Ensuring the proper functioning of medical equipment, accurate documentation, and timely administration of prescribed treatments are essential responsibilities of nursing practice, vital to safeguarding the well-being of patients. Nurses are entrusted with the care and monitoring of patients’ medical devices, adherence to medical orders, and the meticulous documentation of these actions. However, there are regrettable instances when deviations from these fundamental standards occur, raising grave concerns about patient safety and professional conduct. In circumstances where nurses encounter allegations or legal concerns related to patient care, equipment maintenance, and documentation, a nurse attorney can offer invaluable support. They educate nurses on their legal rights and responsibilities, guiding them in cooperation with investigations and resolution of the issues at hand.

At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On or about November 11, 2021, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Irving, Texas, RN failed to ensure the intravenous catheter of a patient was properly functioning and patent, and incorrectly documented that the catheter was patent. Additionally, RN failed to administer intravenous antibiotics to the patient at 1600 and failed to assess the patient’s vital signs while assigned to the patient. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient from ineffective treatment of a time critical antibiotic.

In response to the above incident, RN states that during shift change he reported to the oncoming nurse that he did not have time to address the non-functioning intravenous assessment of the patient.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

However, without valid evidence to defend his side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help him with his case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.