Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about March 14, 2020, through March 15, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, after the patient experienced an unwitnessed fall, the said RN failed to complete ongoing neurological checks during her shift. The RN’s failure was likely to injure the patient in that failure to complete a full assessment could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
As a result of the occurrence, the RN states that after arriving on shift, the off-going nurse reported that the patient fell and all necessary assessments were complete. According to the RN, she arrived in the patient’s room, who was already in bed, and she ensured her breathing and color were okay and continued to check vital signs, temperature, oxygen saturation, and neurons at regular intervals through the remainder shift. The RN asserted that since the fall occurred prior to the arrival of her shift, it’s her understanding that an off-going nurse had the responsibility of performing the necessary assessments, notifications, and documentation. The said RN further states that based on the shift report, she assumed that the off-going nurse had performed the appropriate assessments, notified the necessary parties, and either had or would be completing the required report for the incident. In addition to that, she was not aware that the incident had not been properly reported until she was contacted by the Director of Nursing, and subsequently attended in-service training.
As a result, the RN was sentenced to probation and ordered to pay an amount. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her RN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
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