The presence of LVN or RN nurses in the state of Texas has a lot of benefits to all the inhabitants of the country. These professionals have the capacity to assist every citizen or resident in times of needs. The LVN or RN nurses are willing to work day and night just to ensure that everyone is getting the health or medical assistance they need. This is the reason why a lot of people have high respect for them.
Unfortunately, there are some professional nurses who do not take their jobs seriously. Most often than not, they commit acts that would place themselves in a compromising situation. What is even worse is that in the process of being negligent, they also start to place the lives of their patients in negligence. As a result, these professionals are subjected to several complaints before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
A classic example of a negligent nurse is Alexandra, who voluntarily surrendered her nursing license. On or about December 22, 2014. while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Austin, Texas, she failed to take a patient’s Nexium to the pharmacy for proper labeling when it was approve by the physician to substitute for Protonix. At the same time the RN nurse also failed to document the conducted occurrence in his nursing notes. Subsequently, the RN nurse administered Nexium to the patient but she documented in her electronic medical record that Protonix was administered. This resulted in an inaccurate medical record, which was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care direction.
The acts performed by the RN nurse while on duty clearly show that she was negligent in her job. As such, a disciplinary case was filed against her before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). She waived her right to a counsel and voluntarily surrendered the nursing license that was issued under her name.
The case of Alexandra is only one of the several cases involving nurses. Make sure that you know what to do when it comes to complaints filed before the Board. Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.