When nurses are in a legal bind due to their work, they will need a nurse attorney to defend their case. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
The story of an RN in Garland happens to be one of them. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed as RN in a medical facility in Garland and had been in that position for two years.
On or about October 15, 2017, through October 26, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Garland, the RN failed to completely document the nursing care provided to the patient on four shifts and instead submitted partial notes.
Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their care decisions.
On or about October 25, 2017, and October 26, 2017, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she was found sleeping while on duty. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
During the hearing, the RN states she placed carbon copies of the documentation for a patient in the MGA notebook in the home. She stated when the missing paperwork was discussed, the day shift nurse and the patient’s mother looked in the binder and was told the documentation was found. She states the father was not home when he allegedly found her asleep, stating he was not present her entire shift.
The RN claims that the parents of the patient would allow her to take her allotted breaks and oversee the patient, and at times she would set an alarm and take a nap. Respondent states there was always someone accounting for and overseeing the care of the patient.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. Thousands of attorneys out there offer help to people with their legal difficulties. However, nurses will want to find one who understands their job.
In doing so, you need to approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Garland, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.