An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney with experience and the proper skills. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly. This is where the help of a nurse attorney is needed.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN license and LVN license. The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
On or about June 27, 2017, while working as an Registered Nurse First Assistant (RNFA) independent contractor, and assisting in the surgery of a patient in Fort Worth, the RN accidentally cut the patient’s upper left thigh while removing the surgical drape after the surgeon had left the Operating Room (OR).
Subsequently, she cleaned the wound, and applied Dermabond skin glue without a physician order, and failed to report it to the surgeon.
The RN explains that as she was preparing the patient to be moved to the stretcher after the surgery, she discovered that she had accidentally nicked the external surface of the patient’s thigh with scissors during the undraping.
She further explains that the cut was superficial. The RN indicates that after she cleaned the area, she applied Dermabond skin glue, and asked the circulator to make a note on the operative record. The RN further explains that the physician didn’t return to the OR, and she intended to find him and inform him what had happened, but unintentionally forgot.
However, the Texas BON found the RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of appropriate nursing and medical care.
Because of this, the RN was found guilty and her RN license was disciplined and suspended.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient RN license attorney.
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