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An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney.  Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.

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

On or about February 4, 201 9, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to discontinue the tube feeding for the patient at midnight, as ordered, in anticipation of a tentative procedure scheduled for the following day. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a potential delay in treatment related to failure to follow the physician’s order for the patient to be NPO at midnight.

In response to the incident, the RN states that the tube feeding for the patient was already started from the previous shift. The RN states that the dietician had written on the sticky note for physicians and nursing to read, for tube feeding to be started for the patient. The RN states she did call the doctor later that night and requested the order, but the doctor must not have put the order in. The RN states she thought she put the order in for the tube feeding later. The RN states that since the tube feed was already infusing when she arrived and the patient was NPO for several hours before infusion started, she did not want to discontinue nutrition from an already debilitated patient.

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.