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 for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). An example of this happened to an RN in Fort Worth.
When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best RN / LVN license attorney. This lawyer can help any RN in Fort Worth defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
Two of the examples where a client failed to hire the right RN license attorney will be discussed in this case.
The first case is about a RN who failed to intervene and notify the physician or nurse practitioner when a patient, who was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, was disoriented, unable to sip through a straw, and LVN was unable to obtain oxygen saturation readings throughout her shift.
The incident happened on or about September 21, 2018, while employed as a RN at a Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Fort Worth. Subsequently, the resident was sent to the hospital after RN’s shift, where she was diagnosed with sepsis, hypoxemia, acute kidney injury, metabolic acidosis, hyponatremia, and hypotension; the resident expired the next morning.
The RN’s conduct resulted in a delay in treatment for the resident that was needed to prevent further complications.
As a defense to her case, the RN states that on the morning of the September 21st, the resident was stable at the time of the morning assessment, but she was unable to obtain oxygen saturation via the resident’s fingers. She states that she attempted to warm the resident’s hands without success, because the family was interfering with her care.
Nurse states that earlier that morning, she obtained an oxygen saturation reading of 96%. The RN also states that the resident’s relatives were present and concerned about the resident having a urinary tract infection, and Respondent told them that they could send the resident to the emergency room but the family declined.
The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and warned of suspension of her RN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
The second case is about an LVN who failed to timely notify the provider of Resident’’s elevated blood glucose increase and refusal of insulin prior to the resident going to the hospital for placement of a dialysis shunt. Instead, the LVN waited three hours to notify the provider.
The LVN’s conduct deprived the provider of vital information which would be required to institute timely medical interventions, and exposed the resident unnecessarily to a risk of diabetic complications.
As a response to her case, the LVN states that the patient had a blood sugar of 256 and the patient refused her Lantus because when she had a previous procedure and was in the hospital, she had taken her insulin and did not like the side effects. The LVN states that she documented this in the medical records and notified the Nurse Practitioner via text and by phone.
The RN was disciplined warning to suspension of her license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right RN / LVN license attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.