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 Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at a medical facility in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for sixteen (16) months.
On or about February 1, 201 7, while employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, and on assignment at a Medical Center, the RN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed to be sleeping during a surgical procedure for a patient. The RN’s condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected her ability to make rational accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding the patient’s care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
In response to the allegation outlined above, the RN states that she has never had an episode of falling asleep before or since in her career as either an RN for eight (8) years or as a CRNA for the past two (2). Additionally, the RN states that this event was due to her physician prescribing an increased dose of an anti-hypertensive medication two (2) days before the event and that although the increased dosage caused some drowsiness, she worked for two- and one-half days on the increased dose without incident and did not reasonably believe the medication was going to result in her falling asleep. The RN also states that she stopped taking the increased dose after the date of the event, which resulted in an immediate end to any feeling of drowsiness, and that she has continued to work at a Medical Center since (including the rest of the week of the event), without incident.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she was not able to provide a good and experienced nurse attorney to help her defend her side of the story.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse’s license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to discipline her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.