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At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about October 16, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, RN improperly restrained three patients in that he grabbed the patients and pushed them into a wall in an attempt to prevent a fight between patients. In addition, RN inappropriately restrained a patient to the ground with his arm around her head. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that the use of improper restraints could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions and/or physical, mental or emotional harm.
In response, RN states he was working the night shift on the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. RN states he received a Code Purple call, indicating a staff was needed to support a unit disturbance in the adolescent female unit as a group of female adolescents were attempting to form a group to attack another patient, who was instigating the group. RN states previous attempts to verbally de-escalate the patients had been unsuccessful. RN states the patients began damaging hospital property and were attempting to jump over the nursing station, despite instructions from the unit nurse and the house supervisor. RN states he attempted to form a barrier between himself and the patient. RN states one of the other patients got within close proximity and started physically posturing toward the singled-out patient. RN states he told the patient multiple times to step back, but the patient ignored him and stepped forward, yelling verbal threats to the patient and attempted to attack the other patient. RN states out of concern for the safety of the patient, he moved the patient against the wall to prevent an attack. RN states another patient struck him in the face, injuring the right side of his face, so he reflexively pushed the patient away and released the other patient from against the wall. RN states he disengaged himself from the situation but stayed on the unit. RN states one of the patients attacked the nurse manager, while the patient who had previously struck RN began to yell obscenities and threats of physical harm. RN states he backed away from her, urging her not to attack him. RN states he was then distracted by a loud sound, when the patient attempted to strike him while his back was turned toward the noise. RN states he attempted to defend himself and restrained the patient to prevent further attacks on his face. RN states he released the patient once staff noticed she was attacking him. RN states he understood that his patient was at risk of harm when surrounded by other patients and that it was his responsibility to protect.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B), (4)&(6)(C).
A case was ultimately filed against him before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The said allegation was fatal to the RN’s capability to perform the essential functions and duties. Sad to say, the nursing defense attorney who handled his case was not able to properly defend his interests and rights before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found him guilty of the offense alleged in the complaint and decided to place his RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.