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Any type of accusation or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.

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

On or about February 25, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to intervene and assess when notified that the patient had a heart rate in the 140s and/or failed to document your assessment in the patient’s medical record. Additionally, you failed to notify the physician of the patient’s change in condition. Approximately, thirty minutes later, the patient was found unresponsive, required CPR, was intubated, and transferred to the ICU. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a potential delay in necessary medical treatment and may have contributed to the decline in condition.

In response, the RN admits that she received a call from the Telemetry Monitor Tech who informed her of the patient’s heart rate was in the 140s. The RN states that she went to the patient’s room and upon arrival did not notice the patient showing signs of distress even though the heart rate was elevated. The RN states she was going to notify the primary nurse but was called away to assist another patient and admits that she did not call the physician to inform them of the change in the patient’s condition. The RN states approximately thirty (30) minutes after performing her assessment of the patient a code was called.

Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action.

The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.