Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves inaccurate documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Beaumont, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas and had been in that position for three (3) years and ten (10) months.
On or about September 19, 2020, while she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN did not obtain a second witness for the consent of the PICC line insertion for the patient, as required per hospital policy. RN’s conduct failed to ensure an appropriate witness could verify that the patient understood the procedure, including all risks, and unnecessarily [could have] exposed the patient to risk of harm from a procedure about which the patient might not have been adequately informed.
- RN unintentionally, inaccurately documented an order for a PICC line to be inserted on Patient A that was meant for another patient because she did not confirm the patient’s Medical Record Number. RN’s failure to confirm the patient’s Medical Record Number resulted in an incomplete medical record and could have injured the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
In response, RN admits that she did not obtain a second nurse as a witness for the telephone consent because there was no other nurse available at the time of the call. RN states she believed that she was acting in the patient’s best interest since the physician had stated to her that it was a medical emergency. Furthermore, RN states she documented the telephone order for the PICC line insertion for the patient in their room, as stated by the physician, and that she read the order and room number back to him per protocol, which he confirmed.
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)(N)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse 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.