Are you interested in getting a professional RN license that you dreamed of in Texas? Did you know that your dream of becoming an RN and being granted an RN license is not an easy thing to achieve? You need a lot of focus and determination to finish your nursing education. Once you graduate, the next step to take is to pass the RN License board exam. Upon passing the examination, you are already considered as a member of the professional nurses in the state. But being a nurse comes with risks like you can be accused of something or will be facing complaints. This could put your license in danger, to prevent that from happening, a nurse attorney will be there to help you protect your nursing license.
All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given an opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process.
An incident happened to an RN in 2018. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with the Labor and Delivery Unit at a medical facility in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for twenty-one (21) years and nine (9) months.
On or about September 2, 2018, while employed as an RN with the Labor and Delivery Unit at a medical facility in Odessa, Texas, RN may have failed to properly assess and intervene when a patient was admitted to 0B Triage with decreased fetal movement. The patient went home without signing out against medical advice (AMA) and without the RN notifying the physician of the patient’s presence; additionally, RN failed to document any evidence of the triage visit in the patient’s medical record. The infant was delivered two days later and transferred to a higher level of care on life support. RN’s conduct could have resulted in an incomplete medical record and could have injured the patient and fetus by depriving the physician of vital information required to institute timely medical interventions.
In response, the RN states she asked the patient to change into a gown and provide a urine sample; the patient refused to do so. RN states her first priority was to ascertain a fetal heartbeat, but once the heartbeat was heard, the patient had already gotten up from the examining table and was heading out the door. RN states no vital signs were documented due to the patient’s quick departure. RN further states the patient was adamant about leaving and doubts if the MD on call could have convinced the patient to stay.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P).
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case against the Texas BON. She was disciplined and her RN license was put on disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid the same thing from happening to your License. If you are looking for a Texas nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON to protect their RN or LVN license.