Are you interested in getting a professional RN license in Houston, Texas? Did you know that your dream of becoming an RN is not an easy thing to achieve? You need a lot of focus and determination to finish your nursing education. Once you graduate, the next step to take is to pass the RN License board exam. Upon passing the examination, you are already considered as a member of the professional nurses in the state. You also need to be prepared in case such complaints or accusations are filed against you. Seeking assistance from a nurse attorney could also be one of priorities of a nurse.
All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process. Included in their rights are having a nurse attorney to defend them in case such a problem arises.
In one of the recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a RN failed to defend her license. Before a case was filed against her, she was employed as a staff nurse in a state hospital.
On or about June 23, 2016, while employed as a Certified Nurse Anesthetist in a hospital in Dallas, the RN mistakenly documented that the set-up equipment was ready to be used if needed during the first endoscopy procedure without personally verifying that all the equipment was indeed ready.
When the patient needed suctioning, the RN noted that the suction equipment had not been made ready, which required the endoscopy technician to quickly set up suctioning equipment for use during the procedure. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and delayed suctioning of the patient.
Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Board to defend her side of the story. She admits she is responsible for ensuring all material is set up prior to procedures, and that she mistakenly believed the suction set up equipment was attached. She states that she was rushed to set up equipment and was interrupted which distracted her from ensuring equipment was set up appropriately.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case upon the Texas BON. She was disciplined and her RN license was suspended. Avoid the same thing from happening to your License. If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An as a nurse attorney has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their LVN and RN license.