An allegation or complaint could be a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, some who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the end of their license already. However, that is not entirely the case as there is still hope that you can get through such a case with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about August 19, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Pasadena, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN failed to appropriately intervene and notify the provider when a patient had an elevated heart rate of 110-130, increased respirations of 29-51, low blood pressure readings of 64-95/30-45, and nausea between 1615 and 1701 during dialysis. Instead, RN administered Zofran for nausea and continued dialysis until 1705. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from effects of severely low blood pressure including decreased oxygenation or even death.
- RN failed to accurately document when the patient experienced nausea, low blood pressure, increased respirations and heart rate during dialysis treatment. Instead, RN documented those vital signs were stable throughout the treatment and there were no complications. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure that patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to provide further care.
In response, RN states the patient was intubated with measured respiratory rates and blood pressures assessed at least every 15 minutes. In addition, RN states the patient was hypotensive for less than five (5) minutes while the patient’s blood was returning from the dialysis machine, and he was monitoring and addressing any abnormal vital signs until dialysis ended at 1705. In addition, RN states the vital signs did not indicate the patient was unstable.
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),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. 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. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.