Being a professional nurse in Texas is not an easy thing to do. There are so many things that you need to take into consideration if you want to continue using your nursing license. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can suspend your license whenever you are found liable of any violation. As a matter of fact, the Board can even order for the revocation of your license with finality. When this happens, you are no longer allowed to continue being a RN or LVN nurse in the state of Texas.
Do not worry because the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) always conducts hearing of all the cases before imposing any punishment or fine to the erring nurse. During the proceedings before the Board, the RN or LVN nurse is given an opportunity to be heard by defending himself. The assistance of a nursing defense attorney is not mandatory. This right can be waived by the RN or LVN nurse whenever he wants to. However, this is not highly recommended because failure to get proper representation by an expert counsel can lead to adverse effects.
The important case in point here is one that involved a RN nurse named Stuart. He was lucky to secure employment at one of the top hospitals in Texas. Everything was going well in his career until a complaint was filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). It was stated that the LVN nurse failed to use the automated external defibrillator (AED) with a patient when there was no pulse that was detected during an emergency. This was committed after rounds of CPR compression.
The Emergency Medical Service (EMS) was called and the patient involved was pronounced dead. The conduct of the RN nurse was likely to injure the said patient from lack of appropriate nursing care, including possible demise. In response to the incident in finding of fact, the RN nurse stated that the she was only following the order of a superior. At the same time, she also said that all her actions were made under express supervision of a physician. Unfortunately, the Texas BON still found her liable for the offense.
For this reason, the Texas BON decided to suspend her license. Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.