If you are a nurse that is practicing nursing in the state of Texas, it is important to be aware of what type of cases are brought about by the Texas Board of Nursing.
In one incident, a nurse in Dallas had her license revoked for failure to document an accurate assessment of a patient. The nurse’s assessment in her patient report indicated that the patient was in stable condition. A couple of hours after this assessment, the patient was admitted to the intensive care unit where intubation was required.
As a result of the events that occurred, the patient was exposed to a risk of harm from ineffective treatment that prohibited the patient from receiving medical care in a timely manner; ultimately contributing to the patient’s death.
Paying close attention to patient charts and assessments is an important part of providing quality patient care. In this case, the negligence of the nurse may have caused the death of the patient. There are times when you may not feel like writing a detailed assessment, however, it is best to report as much information as you have and most importantly, ensure that the information you are putting in your assessment is accurate to the best of your knowledge.
The best way to avoid disciplinary action is to not compromise patient care in any way, however, if you find yourself in a compromising situation and are not sure how to handle it or prepare for your case with the BON, consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney.
Avoid Nurse Disciplinary Action in Texas by the BON by Contacting a Texas Nurse Attorney
The law firm of Yong J. An has years of experience providing nurse license defense to nurses all over Texas including Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio. Nurse attorney Yong J. An has successfully handled several dozens of nurse license defense cases. Whether you are facing disciplinary action for controlled substances, error in assessments or any other type of activities that may have alerted the Texas BON, attorney Yong has the experience and knowledge to help you best navigate and prepare for your case. For a confidential consultation, contact Mr. Yong directly at (832) 428-5679 by calling or texting 24/7.