The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by an expert nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
On or about April 19, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a hospital in Ft. Worth, Texas, the RN failed to notify the physician regarding the patient being admitted. Additionally, she improperly documented chest pain management, general admission orders, medication reconciliation, and capillary blood glucose protocol.
Subsequently, during the same date, the RN administered Ultram, Ranexa, Warfarin and Restoril to the aforementioned patient without a physician’s order.
In response to the accusations filed against her, the RN states the patient was already taking Ultram, Restoril, Warfarin and Ranexa prior to admission, and the medications were continued upon physician confirmation. The patient had an urgent need for Ranexa and Warfarin given the patient’s coronary artery disease and deep venous thrombosis of lower extremities.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.