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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in San Angelo, Texas and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about September 11, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in San Angelo, Texas, RN failed to wear gloves while performing colostomy care and changing out the colostomy appliance for a patient, as per hospital policy. While performing care, the patient’s fecal matter was observed on her bare hands by another nurse. RN’s conduct could have harmed the patient by unnecessarily increasing the patient’s risk for infection.
In response, RN admits she did not have gloves on when the patient quickly removed the ostomy pouch for her as she was setting up supplies. In order for the patient not to spill the contents on himself, RN states she took the ostomy pouch from the patient and turned quickly to place it in the trash can behind her. Afterwards, RN states she immediately washed her hands and went to retrieve a pair of gloves.
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)(M)&(1)(O).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.