There is a high expectation for the performance of every nurse in the state of Texas. An LVN or RN nurse needs to show that he is equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to provide an exceptional level of nursing care to the patients. The government of Texas has imposed several regulations that must be followed by every professional nurse in the country. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may suspend or revoke the nursing license.
The decision of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is dependent on several factors. You need to know what affects the decision. In so doing, you will have an idea on the basic do’s and don’ts in practicing your nursing license in Texas. It must be noted that the Board does not automatically render its decision, resolution or order. As a matter of fact, it gives every LVN or RN nurse an opportunity to be heard during the proceedings.
There was a nurse named Barney who was a respondent in a case filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Before the institution of the case, Barney worked as a registered nurse in a state hospital. While he was on duty, the RN nurse failed to inform the physician or the partner practitioner when the patient had signs and symptoms of dehydration, including pale gums and low dehydration. Additionally, the RN nurse also failed to obtain the patient’s oxygen saturation.
Because of this, the patient was diagnosed with sepsis, hypoxemia, acute kidney injury, metabolic acidosis, hypernatremia and hypertension. In the next morning from the incident, the patient eventually died. The complaint alleged that the delay of the RN nurse in responding to the said emergency led to the patient’s date. It was argued that the act of the RN nurse resulted to a delay in the treatment that was necessary to prevent further complications.
Luckily, the RN nurse was able to present the right set of defenses that helped her to protect his nursing license. However, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) still ordered that the RN nurse receive the sanction of reprimand with stipulations. The RN nurse was able to hire the right defense attorney to handle his case.
If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.