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 good nurse attorney.

One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

On or about May 4 2015, while employed in a medical facility in Weatherford, the RN inappropriately restrained a patient by tying his right wrist to the bed frame using tape gauze and an elastic bandage after discovering that soft wrist restraints were unavailable.

Additionally, the RN failed to notify the physician regarding the unavailability of soft wrist restraints. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of complications including decreased circulation skin breakdown and emotional distress.

Additionally, her conduct deprived the physician of information required to make appropriate decisions regarding patient care.

The RN states the patient’s cognitive impairments prevented him from maintaining his arm in a position to allow for his intravenous IV fluids to flow so she contacted the attending physician and obtained an order for a soft wrist restraint. The RN states she went to the supply area and discovered no soft wrist restraints were available. She states she improvised and used an elastic bandage and paper tape. The RN points out that the tape was not fastened to the frame of the bed but to the bed sheets along the side of the bed mattress.

The RN states she did not notify the physician of the unavailability of soft wrist restraints because she was under the impression that when the routine day shift staff returned to work on May 4 2013 the patient would no longer receive IV fluids as it was counter to his order for Hospice care

The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her LVN license 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.