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Nursing Cases Results

No Nurse has lost nurse licenses: 2006-2018
20 cases Warning with Stipulations: 2006-2018
30 cases Reprimand with Stipulations: 2006-2018
18 cases Remedial Educations: 2006-2018
19 Case Remedial Education with Fine: 2006-2018
12 Cases Dismissed: 2006-2018
See below for Dismissed/Closed Cases

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333 Guadalupe Street, Ste. 3-460, Austin, Texas 78701
Phone: (512) 305-7400  Fax: (512) 305-7400  www.bon.texas.gov
Katherine A.Thomas,MN,RN,FAAN
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APRN

  1. Failed to implement appropriate infection control practices.
  2. Failed to appropriately assess two burned area on the patient’s skin
  3. failed to appropriately monitor the patient’s wound which then become infected.
  4. failed to appropriately assess the patient
  5. failed to rescue the patient diagnosed with Sepsis, CDiff infections, Dehydration, Pneumonia and UTI, and ultimately the patient died

Patient Died, AH, APRN, Dismissed, July 8, 2021

  1. As a owner of mental clinic and as a PMHNP, you inappropriate hired patient as your own staff members in your office while simultaneously providing patient care to them.
  2. You failed to ensure continuity of care when a staff cancelled the appointment of a patient who was to receive an injection of antipsychotic medication, subsequently the patient committed suicide. PMHNP, DN, Dismissed, August 17, 2021

Took patient’s folders home, use the clinic’s prescription to prescribe medicine to yourself, started patient interviews in the waiting room in front of other patients.

AB, PMHNP, Dismissed, December 29, 2019
PMHNP, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Engaged in unprofessional conduct by making remarks about patient’s genitalia to staff while staff was trying to insert a foley into patient, NS, MSN, RN, NP, FNP-C, CEN, EMT-P, Dismissed, Oct 8, 2019

RN

  1. Delayed the onset medical intervention
  2. Failed to assess the post-operative pain level
  3. Failed to administer Toradol 15 mg intravenously every 6 hours
  4. Failed to assess the pain level
  5. Failed to maintain an intravenous infusion D5.1/6 NS
  6. Failed assess/document blood pressure
  7. Failed to reassess/accurately document the blood pressure
  8. Failed to notify the physician when the blood pressure reported 211/110
  9. Failed to administered Tylenol, and Gabapentin as order by Physician
  10. Failed to reassess the pulse prior to administering Atenolol 50 mg PO at 2024 after a pulse of 57 at 1937
  11. Failed to administer Lisinopril at 2100 as ordered by the physician when blood pressure was 168/83

11 Allegations, NF, RN, Dismissed at Mediation, October 17, 2022

Over medication, failed to provide oxygen, false documentation
SC, RN, Dismissed, April 19, 2021

Falsified skilled visit to a patient, AD, RN. Dismissed, July 30, 2019

Submitted inaccurate nursing notes and medical records for home visits that were not conducted, LPII, RN, Dismissed at Formal Mediation, Aug 10, 2022

Transferred the newborn without providing reports and without proper ID on the infant, HM, RN, Dismissed, July 5, 2022

False home visits and nursing notes that were not conducted, EM, RN, Dismissed, June 21, 2022

Failed to competently

  1. Operate the Alaris infusion pump
  2. Tie and perform a quick release restraint
  3. Insert an IV
  4. Operate a feeding pump
  5. Identify plan of critical care, CM, RN, Dismissed, Feb. 9, 2018

Failed to administer formula feeding to one year child, as ordered by the physician, and as a result the patient was transported to ER, CPR, RN, Dismissed, June 26, 2019

Yelled and cursed at a patient while holding the patient down and placed an object in the patient’s mouth while witnessed by staff, ST, RN, Dismissed, May 10, 2021

Exceed the scope of practice and privileges by accepting patient admissions on behalf of the providers, TLV, RN, Dismissed, May 24, 2022

Failure to provide appropriate supervision, training of nursing staff, provide facility procedure and polices for wound care, provide safe harbor when it was requested, CW, RN, Dismissed, Sept 14, 2022

At NICU, placed a catheter for six hours without a physician order, CCA, RN, Dismissed, Nov. 2, 2022

 

LVN

Working Outside of Scope, Provided medication without Physician orders; failed to perform assessment of COVID 19 related symptoms, did not use a stethoscope, pulse oximetry sensor, or blood pressure cuff during the assessments
AA, LVN, Dismissed, June 29, 2022,

False documentation of visit, inaccurate medical Record, defraud, and deceive the facility, injure the patient based upon false documentation,
AD, LVN, Dismissed on March 15, 2021

Failed to document the assessment of two attempts to replace urinary catheters, and failed to notify that blood was noted, and had no urine output DDZ, LVN, Dismissed, May 7, 2020

Selling items from the clinic on facebook, TF, LVN, Dismissed, Oct 2, 2018.

Exceeded scope of practice by advertising online administering IV fluid to the public without valid physician’s order. AH, LVN, Dismissed, Feb 25, 2020.

Lacked fitness to practice by sleeping during your shift in the home and in your car, and left the patient unattended twice, KH, LVN, Dismissed, Feb. 10, 2022

TPAPN

During TPAPN, produced a positive drug screen for clonazepam, which could impair the nurse’s ability to work. BH, RN, Dismissed, Nov. 16, 2021

Criminal Records

Convicted of Attempt to Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud, felony offense & reprimanded by KY Board of Nursing. MF, RN, Dismissed, August 16, 2018.

Professional Boundaries

Violated professional boundaries by pulling face mask down and spitting on the patient, LM, RN, Dismissed at the Formal Mediation, July 13, 2022

Violated the boundaries of the nurse/client relationship by engaging in inappropriate behavior with a high school student. VP, RN, Dismissed, Oct 21, 2020

Narcotic and Alohol

Lacked fitness to practice, glassy and bloodshot eyes, fell asleep, and positive results in breathalyzer test, .065 and .058. LEP, RN, Dismissed, June 21, 2019

Lacked fitness to practice by exhibited signs of impaired behavior by emitting an order of alcohol, TM, RN, Dismissed, June 19, 2018

As a DON, misappropriated 106 pills of Oxycodone, ES, RN, Dismissed, Oct 5, 2020

Showed signs of drug seeking behavior in that you asked patient if you could have some of her pain pills, DR, LVN, Dismissed, Dec 6, 2021

Failed to document, failed to obtain, and document a physician’s order, mislabeled four patient’s specimen, incorrectly programmed rate and concentration of PCA pumps, removed Morphine for a patient and misplaced it, failed to document effectiveness of medication for morphine, Diazepam and Hycet for 7 patients, and failed to obtain a witness when wasting a portion of narcotics. AS, RN, Dismissed, Feb. 5, 2020

Failed To Follow Agreed Order

Failed to comply with Reinstatement Agreed Order: failure to report for a drug screen, excessive dilute specimens, KR, LVN, Dismissed, Jan 13, 2022

Sleeping

Sleeping next to the patient, BTM, RN, Dismissed, May 6, 2021

Sleeping while on duty, MV, RN, Dismissed, March 18, 2021

Death of Patient

Patient found dead of hypothermia after ER care
MG, RN, Dismissed, October 17, 2022

  1. Failed to implement appropriate infection control practices.
  2. Failed to appropriately assess two burned area on the patient’s skin
  3. failed to appropriately monitor the patient’s wound which then become infected.
  4. failed to appropriately assess the patient
  5. failed to rescue the patient diagnosed with Sepsis, CDiff infections, Dehydration, Pneumonia and UTI, and ultimately the patient died

Patient Expired, AH, APRN, Dismissed, July 8, 2021

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