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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case 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 facility in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.

On or about November 19, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to document an assessment of the central line for the patient and failed to document that the patient refused a central line dressing change. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further care.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the previous nurse gave her patient a central line dressing that was not in place. The RN states that she was told in the report that the central line was going to be taken out the next morning during a procedure. The RN states that she asked the patient two times if she could change the central line dressing, but the patient refused. The RN states that the patient had the right to refuse this care, and the patient knew that the central line would be taken out the next morning.

Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse 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 nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579