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The accusation is the beginning of struggles for any RN. Once an accusation became a formal charge against an RN could lead to a serious penalty and could cause your license. But such matter can be handled by a nurse attorney. Nurses around the world should know ways how to defend themselves in case a scenario happens.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at a hospital in Pharr, Texas, and contracted with a Facility Center in Texas and had been in that position for six (6) working days.

On or about February 12, 2018, the RN appeared to be nodding off while on duty. The RN’s conduct could have injured the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.

On or about February 12, 2018, while employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, the RN did not document vital signs for a patient during an endoscopy.

In response, the RN states she was not sleeping while on duty and that she did not fail to assess vital signs. The RN states it was her sixth day of work and she received little to no orientation on how things operate. She states it was a very difficult case, as she had to manage the patient’s airway, by performing a chin lift with one hand, while she administered Propofol with the other. She states typically she would record vitals while the procedure is being performed, but she had both hands occupied. The RN further states she had every intention to complete the record and reconcile the administered drugs; however, she did not have the opportunity to document such before being terminated by the Lead CRNA.

Therefore, as a result of the RN’s misconduct, the Board had to take disciplinary action against the RN. The RN should have consulted a nurse attorney for help and assistance when dealing with such kind of case. It is the better way to have your case solve and end it with a positive outcome.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.