The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RNs 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 who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked. In these times, nurses should look for the right nurse lawyer for defense.
A perfect example to this happened to a certain RN on April 26, 2016, when she failed to clarify an order for Lovenox, a blood thinning medication ordered for a post-operative cardiac catheterization patient with the physician directly.
As a result of the delay in clarification of the medication order, the patient did not receive the dose of Lovenox scheduled for 2100 hours. Failure to ensure that orders were clarified promptly may have exposed the patient to the risk of developing thrombi postoperatively.
As a defense to the case, the RN states that the patient was catheterized as a late case and the orders were profiled late. The patient had been heparinized for the procedure and was receiving Aspirin and Reopro, a long term antiplatelet treatment.
When the RN saw the Lovenox ordered in addition to the Aspirin and Reopro she called the pharmacy to question the order for Lovenox as the two medicines are not given together. She adds that she will call physicians directly for the fastest resolution of conflicting orders in the future.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing finds that her conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, her license was disciplined and suspended.
This is just one of the many cases why every RN in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of negligence on the part of a licensed RN is never excused.
As a result, the Texas BON found the RN guilty for the complaint against her. Her RN license was disciplined and suspended. She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective, efficient and right nurse lawyer. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right RN license attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact the right nurse lawyer Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.