A nurse attorney should be hired at all times whenever you undergo a case that may affect your nursing license. This is what an RN from Texas should have done when she received a complaint regarding errors in her work. Take note that the Texas Board of Nursing can settle matters with a nurse attorney if one is present with the respondent during a case.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years.
On or about September 9, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse and assigned to provide skilled nursing care for the patient, the said RN put the patient in a large closet with the door ajar to calm the patient. Furthermore, the RN admittedly failed to document his attempt to calm the hyper-excited patient and contact the physician.
In relation to the situation, the RN stated that he did not abuse or neglect the patient and that he was using low stimulation to calm the patient because he was hyper-excited. The RN relates the closet was a large walk-in closet and the patient was just inside the door. The RN also mentioned that the door was not closed and it was not dark in the closet, as there was ambient light from the room. Additionally, it was indicated by the RN that he was only five (5) feet away from the patient who was safe and secure in his wheelchair. The said RN also said that he has been employed since 2016, and they support his continued employment at that facility.
However, due to a lack of evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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