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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed was one of those examples.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month. 

On or about December 15, 2020, employed as a Registered Nurse, and assigned to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), the said RN left the patient unattended in the bathroom. As a result, the patient fell and complained of hip pain. The RN’s conduct injured the patient in that it created an unsafe environment and unnecessarily exposed the patient to emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm. 

In relation to the occurrence that happened, the RN states she initially offered the patient the bedpan as she was hesitant to allow the patient to go to the bathroom, but the patient refused. The said RN also added that she assessed the patient before helping her to the restroom and the patient appeared stable. It was also mentioned by the RN that after a few moments of being in the patient’s room to clean up, the patient had not yet used the restroom and the phone rang, when she returned from the phone call, the patient was laying on the floor. According to the RN, the patient was negative for fracture and received pain medication. 

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.