The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN who was then employed in a medical center in San Angelo.
On or about June 19, 2018, the RN delayed administration of pain medication to a patient after being notified by the nursing assistant the patient was screaming and yelling for pain medicine. On or about the same date, the RN also failed to perform and document the shift pain assessment, as ordered and also failed to perform and document a pain assessment prior to administration of Tramadol, an opioid, to the patient.
Her conduct caused the patient to suffer from pain for an unnecessary period of time. The RN’s conduct also created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from clinical care decisions based upon incomplete assessment information.
In response to the incidents complained against her, the RN states it was a busy evening. She also states the nursing assistant told her the patient was requesting pain medication, but while first checking on another patient with pneumonia, she states the oxygen saturation was low and she started that patient’s nebulizer treatment before administering pain medication to the patient. She states that, out of the approximately seventeen patients assigned to her hall, the said patient was the third patient that evening to receive medications.
However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.