Facing any allegations can compromise your license and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help. Any allegation or complaint could result in the worst, which is why a nurse attorney is needed for such allegation cases. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they think it’s the end for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for sixteen (16) years and seven (7) months.
On or about February 21, 2019, an RN failed to have a second Registered Nurse review the fetal monitoring strip of a patient prior to discontinuing the external fetal monitor, per policy. The patient was twenty-seven weeks pregnant and experiencing lower abdominal pain with vaginal discharge.
The RN incorrectly identified the pattern of preterm labor as occasional contractions with uterine irritability, and the patient was discharged from the hospital while in preterm labor. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient and fetus from a lack of appropriate nursing and medical care.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she had not verified that the charge nurse had reviewed the fetal strip prior to the patient’s release. The RN states that she and the charge nurse had reviewed the patient strip and had discussed the fetal heart tracing. The RN states that the charge nurse was fully aware that the plan of care for the patient included IV hydration prior to patient discharge. The RN reports that when the patient was discharged from the unit, there was fetal heart tone and no evidence of fetal distress as confirmed on the fetal heart tracing. The RN states that the patient presented to the hospital with a complaint of abdominal pain and upon her discharge, the patient denied any presence of abdominal pain/discomfort even with the presence of the contractions on the monitor. The RN states that there is no evidence indicating when, after discharge, the patient experienced abdominal discomfort.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in which the RN has clearly violated a nursing regulation. Where the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN.
The RN could have received a different ending result if he had consulted and ask assistance from a nurse attorney. But he failed to hire a nurse attorney that has led to the decision of the Texas Board of Nursing.
Regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who have helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.