If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that. This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and four (4) months.
On or about March 19, 2019, when the RN was providing care for a patient, the RN incorrectly documented a time out was done at surgery start time. The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record upon which others would rely when providing patient care.
On or about April 9, 2019, an RN was providing care for a patient, who was undergoing left gluteal battery swap surgery, the RN failed to visually check the surgery site mark made by the surgeon, and compare it to the consent, in the pre-operative area. Subsequently, during the time-out procedure that The RN performed in the operating room prior to the start of the surgery, it was discovered that the consent and physician’s orders incorrectly specified right gluteal battery swap surgery. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of surgical verification checks.
In response, the RN reports he did not fill out the checklist ahead of time. And also, the RN reports the consent form and MD orders were incorrect; these errors were made in the surgeon’s office and not verified in the pre-operative area. The RN states after he verified the consent and History and Physical, he gave a report to another nurse because it was time for Respondent to take a break. The RN reports the patient was prepped and draped when he arrived from break; he read the consent, found the conflict in the site, and stopped the line before starting the procedure.
Therefore, the RN’s actions were the reason that the Board has decided to put her into disciplinary action. The RN’s actions were a violation of the nursing practice cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b) (10}&(13), Texas Occupations Code.
The RN has failed to hire a Texas BON lawyer to fully defend his case that had led to the outcome decided by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If 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.