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It is not a hidden secret that the nursing community is also facing some long-understood truths, that is nurses are underpaid, undervalued, and sometimes treated as expendable. But this doesn’t remove the nurse’s will to help treat their patients the best they can. However, because of the exhaustion, this pandemic is giving to the nursing community, some nurses may accidentally fail to do their work nicely. Because of this, they may face a disciplinary hearing by the Texas Board of Nursing. This is why you need to look for a Waco Nurse Attorney to help you or any nurse in dealing with any cases of accusation.

On or about January 27, 2020, through January 28, 2020, an RN from Waco inappropriately restrained a patient by surrounding the patient with tables and chairs. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the use of an improper restraint could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and/or physical, mental, or emotional harm.

During the hearing, the RN states she did not knowingly “restrain” a patient. She states one of the residents had a history of falls and had severe dementia. She states patient stood up repeatedly all night setting off her chair alarm. The RN states a CNA in her hall settled the resident across from the nursing station in an eating area to wait for breakfast.

The RN states the CNA put two tables on either side of her, far enough away where the resident could freely stand up to her heart’s content, but close enough that she could grab onto the tables to steady herself. The RN states a new nurse came in to relieve her that morning and asked why she was “restraining” that patient. She states she was called into the office and given a written warning.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance if she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Waco Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.