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A nurse attorney should be hired at all times whenever you undergo a case, whether a civil or a criminal case, that may affect your RN license. This is what an RN from Amarillo should have done when facing a criminal case that is affecting her license and work. Take note that the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can settle matters with a nurse attorney if one is present with the respondent during a case.

On or about March 14, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to ensure a safe environment and timely collaboration with staff by not calling for a rapid or other emergent response to get assistance for the patient, who was unresponsive to sternal rub and had a compromised airway. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, including possible demise, from delayed treatment.

In response to the incident, the RN stated that the patient arrived via ambulance and was transferred to a stretcher on his left side. She called for assistance while she was assessing the patient, keeping him on his side during this time. She also applied pulse oximetry and oxygen at two (2) titers a minute via nasal cannula. The RN reported that the patient was not short of breath, had good color, and was not vomiting. The RN stated that someone passed by and said he would be back to assist her. She mentioned that she continued to call for assistance, even peeking out of the room to ask for help. The RN stated that she continued to stay with the patient to ensure his vital signs were stable. The RN stated that within about ten (10) minutes of waiting, the physician assistant arrived along with another Registered Nurse.

As a result of the RN’s actions and the failure to hire a nurse attorney with specialized knowledge in nursing laws, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended the RN’s license during their probation of the RN. Note that any licensed professional may likely go to jail with a permanent history if charged with a crime. Additionally, they may lose their license and face the Texas Board of Nursing.

It’s best to secure your career for a better life, which is why a knowledgeable nurse attorney is always present to assist you against accusations and false records. To receive the finest private consultation for your nurse case, be sure to hire Nurse Attorney Yong J. An – a knowledgeable professional who has handled several nursing licenses and criminal cases since 2006. All you need to do is contact him at (832)-428-5679 to begin.