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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. 

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and two (2) months.

On or about November 22, 201 8, through November 23, 2018, while employed as a staff nurse, the RN attempted to insert a nasogastric (NG) tube in the patient without a physician’s order, In addition. the RN failed to notify the physician of the failed attempt to insert the NG tube. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to risk for harm from aspiration and/or tissue trauma and deprived the physician of the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient.

On or about November 23, 2018, through November 24, 2018, the RN failed to activate the Rapid Response Team (RRT) when the patient had significant changes in his respiratory status. At 0225, the patient exhibited oxygen saturations Of 83-9 course roles in the lungs and required increased oxygen support, Subsequently, the patient experienced cardiopulmonary arrest at 0302, and was pronounced dead at 0335. The RN’s conduct delayed the onset of emergency medical care and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.

In response, the RN states at approximately 0500 on 11/23/18, he made an unsuccessful attempt to insert a nasogastric tube without obtaining an order. In addition, the RN states that the Charge Nurse informed him that patient’s oxygen saturation was dropping and he told the Charge Nurse that he increased the •patient’s oxygen slightly. Then, when the patient’s respiratory status deteriorated, the RN states he notified the Respiratory therapist who changed the patient to a Venti mask, and the patient’s oxygen saturation improved to 91%. The RN states he did not notify the doctor because the patient was on as therapist-driven protocol order’. An hour later, the RN , two Registered Nurses, and an Aide responded when the patient’s respiratory status declined again. The RN states he asked them to call Rapid Response Team, but a Code Blue was called instead. The RN round no pulse and another Registered Nurse started chest compressions.

The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.