Nurses do their jobs objectively. Patients need someone who they can rely on during their journey to health improvement, someone who they can entrust their safety during their stay at a hospital. But for a slight mistake for RNs can be a big impact on their career and their license. That is why every RN who is facing the consequences of their mistake needs a nurse attorney for help and defense.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
An incident happened on or about December 14, 2018, an RN failed to timely obtain wound care orders and complete a wound assessment for the patient. The patient arrived at the facility with a pressure ulcer that was covered with a dressing. Additionally, The RN failed to obtain a blood glucose check on the patient at the ordered morning time and instead performed the blood glucose check in the afternoon. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that significant change in the patient’s skin integrity and blood glucose level may have gone undetected and prevented a timely intervention.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she asked the Charge Nurse where she would get the dressing and the charge nurse told the RN that since the doctor was going to send the patient back to the nursing home that evening, it would take too long to get the supplies. The RN states that she was off for the next two (2) days and no one had changed the dressing. The RN states that she was not given in the report that she needed the blood sugar checked. The RN states that while going over the order she discovered that the patient was to get a finger stick in the morning, so she then got the finger stick. The RN states that she put the patient vital signs in the patient’s electronic medical record, and reported to the next shift that the patient needed daily finger sticks.
As a result, the RN’s own conduct has put her into disciplinary actions as decided by the Texas Board of Nursing. If only she did not fail to hire a Texas BON lawyer for the defense, then this would have not led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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