The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all RN or LVN license cases. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced nurse attorney is the best help you can ever get. Their expertise in the field of nursing can defend an RN/LVN against the possible sanctions given to them.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a home healthcare services provider in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for fourteen (14) years and eleven (11) months.
On or about March 23, 2020, while employed as an RN with a home healthcare services provider in Dallas, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient, RN failed to notify the patient’s physician after RN advanced the patient’s peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) from the initial insertion site. Furthermore, RN admitted she did not notify the patient’s physician. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that advancing the patient’s PICC without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response, RN states she had difficulties removing the old occlusive dressing and the stat lock dressing which caused movement of the catheter from its initial placement. RN relates she left the patient’s home to drop off lab work with the intent to call the doctor, but then forgot.
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)(C) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, she was not able to provide a good defense attorney for herself. Therefore, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license on a disciplinary action instead.
Any RN or LVN should never commit errors, negligence, or misconduct in work as it may affect their performance, which may lead to further issues to the patients they are taking care of. Additionally, if you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who has represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.