The outcome of the patient’s health will be based on the nurse’s efforts and proper care. However, if an RN conducts improper care which can harm the patient, he or she may face complaints or allegation cases. An RN should come prepared before appearing or facing the Board. A nurse attorney can be your best defense against any circumstances.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about May 10, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Austin, Texas, RN was observed on video repositioning the patient in a rough manner, which resulted in the patient’s gastrojejunal feeding tube (“GJ tube”) being pulled out of his abdomen. Additionally, RN failed to accurately document timing of medication administration and the GJ tube incident in the patient’s medical record. Subsequently, the patient was taken via EMS to the hospital where the GJ tube was reinserted. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record, and unnecessarily exposed the patient to pain and injury.
In response, RN states that it was extremely dark in the patient’s room at night. RN states that when she turned the patient, she heard a pop. When she thought she was pulling the oxygen tubing out of the way, RN states that she quickly realized it was actually the GJ tubing by the time she heard the second popping sound. RN states that she is aware that she should have verified which tube she was pulling, though her intent was not malicious or intentional.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4)&(6)(C).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. 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 an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.