Nurses facing cases they never committed should hire the right nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any charges they wish to deny. This is just one of the many cases the RN from Houston should have known had she only hired the right nurse attorney to help her.
On or about March 13, 2017, the RN failed to promote a safe environment for patients in that she was viewing her cellphone instead of observing patients via the security feed on a computer screen at the nurse’s station. During this time the female patient was sexually assaulted by a male patient. She also failed to ensure a male patient did not re-engage in sexually inappropriate behavior after it was noted he sexually assaulted a female patient. Her conduct not only exposed the patient to harm by another patient. She was also likely to cause injury in that it was her responsibility to prevent a second assault by the male patient and her failure to ensure the male patient stayed separated from the vulnerable female patient could have caused the female patient, or another vulnerable patient, to have been assaulted.
When summoned by the Texas State Board of Nursing, the RN states that it was 3:30am and she had not taken her break yet. She states she did not want to leave the other nurse alone with nine patients, so she took her break at the nurses station.
The RN further states there is a big window between the nurses station and the patients and this is how they would monitor the patients; they do have a security monitor but there is not a policy or procedure on who is supposed to watch it.
The RN additionally states that she glanced up at the patients at least every three minutes, but due to the way she was sitting she could not see.
Despite her explanation, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, but this time the RN failed to do so.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.