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To ensure patients’ safety and well-being, as a medical professional, maintaining vigilance and attentiveness are important aspects one must possess. That is why instances of lapses in focus or fatigue leading to on-duty sleeping raise serious concerns about an RN’s fitness to practice. These scenarios are inevitable, especially in the medical field, and the best way for RNs to secure their nurse rights, and to be guaranteed a fair and unbiased evaluation of unforeseen matters like the scenario above, seeking the assistance of a professional nurse attorney is not just advantageous but also a security. 

Such conduct may compromise patient care, potentially jeopardize patient outcomes, and as an RN place your license at risk. Take this sample scenario as a reference: 

An RN employed at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months. 

It happened in the year 2020, 30th of August, while employed as an RN at the said hospital. The RN was found sleeping while on duty, which showed her lack of fitness to practice nursing, she was assigned to a patient at the time she was caught. The RN’s demeanor most likely led to numerous adverse effects mostly towards the patient as she failed to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected her ability to make a rational, accurate, and appropriate assessment, judgment, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger. 

As a response from the RN, she denied the said accusation, and yet even after her denial unfortunately the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action as she failed to hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend her case. A skilled nurse defense attorney is a must in critical moments like this. 

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action following Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(B) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(E)&(4).

To avoid these incidents from happening as a registered nurse in the state of Texas we have just exactly what you need. Contact one of the best-licensed attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented numerous nurse cases for almost two decades. The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is available 24/7 you can call or text anytime at  (832) 428-5679 for a free consultation.

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