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Being an RN in Fort Worth 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 RN 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. To avoid this from happening, it is crucial to look for a nurse lawyer in Fort Worth to help you properly defend your license.

Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

A perfect example of this incident happened to a RN in Fort Worth, Texas. On  or  about  October   14,  2016,  while  employed   in a correctional center in Fort Worth,  Texas,  the RN failed  to implement a Standing Delegated Order for Chest Pain when an inmate complained of chest  pain and exhibited unstable  symptoms,  including an  abnormal  Electrocardiogram.  ·         

On or about  October   14, 2016, the RN  failed   to  timely assess  and intervene when  advised  by  security, on two  occasions, that  an inmate needed  medical   care.    Instead,  the RN  waited  until  03::28pm  to  go  to  tell  and  spent approximately one minute with the inmate.  The inmate was not brought to the clinic for further assessment, although  he stated he did not feel good. 

On or about  October   14, 2016, the RN failed to use an automated external defibrillator (AED),  bag  valve  mask,  or chest  compressions during  transport of an inmate  from his cell to the clinic.   The Inmate  was later transferred by EMS and he subsequently expired at a local Emergency Room  (ER).

On or about  October   14, 2016, the RN failed  to  document all  of the changes  in the condition of an inmate iin that some documentation was not done until 06:40pm,   which   was   after   the   Inmate   had   been   transported  to  the  emergency  room.

The RN’s conduct not only resulted in an incomplete and unreliable medical  record, but she deprived   the patient   of timely   medical   intervention for  cardiac dysfunction.

The RN was given the chance to defend her case. She states that on or about  October 14, 2015, the RN  Supervisor made  the decision,  over her objections, to send nursing  staff to a different unit leaving her unit understaffed. The RN and one additional nurse  staff member  responded to over two! hundred (200) calls that evening. She further states that when the inmate first arrived at the infirmary he reported  that he had not been eating, drinking, or taking his medications for four days and that his cellmate  had the flu.  The RN reported  all of the inmate’s symptoms,  including abnormal  EKG,  to the on-call  provider and asked if the inmate should be sent to the ER.  The on-call provider  said no and ordered the inmate to returned  to his cell. 

When the RN visited the inmates cell at 03:28pm, she offered to take him to the medical unit but he refused  to go. The RN notified the on-call provider two additional times regarding the inmate’s symptoms  and again asked  if he should be sent to the ER.  The on-call  provider said  no and referred the inmate for a mental  health evaluation in the morning.   

When the RN arrived at the inmate’s cell at approximately 04:30pm, security officers already were doing chest compressions. She applied the AED leads but the machine twice advised  not to deliver  the shock. The RN instructed the security  officers to continue  chest compressions during  transport of the inmate  to the medical unit but they refused.

Due to the series of event happened, the Texas Board of Nursing found the RN guilty and her license was disciplined and suspended.

She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse lawyer in Fort Worth.

Contact a nurse lawyer in Fort Worth 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.