Any type of accusation or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and seven (7) months.
On or about November 27, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) the said RN responded to a Code Blue for the patient and took over performing chest compressions, but failed to ensure that rescue breaths were provided to the patient. The patient was subsequently pronounced deceased by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel. The RN’s conduct may have contributed to the resident’s demise.
In response to the occurrence, the RN admits that while she was administering chest compressions, she did not notice that airway management with a bag-mask device was not administered. It was also stated by the RN that she had been in and out of the room obtaining supplies, checking orders, and trying to document. The RN adds that this patient was on the COVID precautions unit and all staff was required to wear isolation gear, including a gown, safety goggles, and an N95 respirator mask. According to the RN, her goggles were fogged up, making it difficult to see, and she further stated that this was the first Code that she attended on a COVID unit while wearing full protective gear.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.