The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney.

On or about November 7, 2002, while employed as a Staff RN in a hospital in Dallas, the RN failed to follow the prescribed feeding protocol and to decrease the intravenous fluid rate, as ordered by the physician, for patient. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing a fluid/electrolyte imbalance, an increased pulse rate, cyanosis and/or circulatory failure.

Subsequently, the RN failed to document the twenty-four hour output for a patient. Her conduct was likely to deprive other caregivers of accurate information on which to base their healthcare decisions.

If convicted, the RN would be charged under the violation of violating infection control guidelines. Until they have been cleared of their charges, they would be placed under suspension, barred from working by the Texas Board of Nursing, and on top of that, were given extra training and supervision. They added that proper disciplinary action would not be ruled out after a complete investigation.

This was not the first case of a nursing malpractice, although in this instance, the negative effects were not as severe. Just last month, an elderly man passed on due to an LVN’s unprofessionalism, amongst seven other similar cases.

Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, she failed to appear at the hearing and failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her defend her side.

Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined warning to suspension of her RN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.