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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.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Denison, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.

An incident happened on or about March 9, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to adequately monitor a patient after administration of Dilaudid and Phenergan in the Emergency Department. Upon arrival on the floor, a rapid response team was called due to the patient’s respiratory distress. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from inadequate monitoring and assessment after medication administration.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she administered Dilaudid intravenously as per order. The RN also states that she reassessed the patient fifteen (15) minutes after medication administration and again thirty (30) minutes after. The RN states that during these assessments, the patient was asleep but responsive to verbal commands with no respiratory or circulatory distress. The RN then additionally states that she does not recall documenting the vital signs. And that upon her return for the full-hour reassessment, she noticed the patient was transferred out of the emergency room.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found the RN’s conduct violated a section of the Texas Occupations Code. Thus, her RN license was disciplined and she received sanctions that she needs to comply.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend herself from the allegation filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. This had caused and led to the discipline of the RN’s license.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call nurse attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.