The outcome of the patient’s health will be based on the nurse’s efforts and proper care. But if an RN conducts improper care which can harm the patient, he or she may face complaints or allegation cases. An RN should come prepared before appearing or facing the Board. A nurse attorney can be your defense against circumstances.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a health care services provider in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and nine (9) months.
On or about December 2, 2019, while employed as an RN with a health care services provider in Brownsville, Texas, RN failed to appropriately intervene, after the patient suffered a fall from a high chair after RN had left him unattended and unsecured. The patient immediately sustained a visible head injury from the fall. Additionally, RN failed to assess and/or document her nursing interventions and the patient’s response to said nursing interventions in the medical record; including the patient’s status, contacts with other members of the care team, and any physician’s orders to escalate care. RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from the delay of emergency medical care.
In response to the incident, RN states the fall occurred after RN turned her back to empty some milk, while she and the patient were in the kitchen together. RN further states she spoke with both parents within fifteen (15) minutes of the patient’s fall.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from 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 willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.