The practice of the nursing profession can become a challenging one. There is a need to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of the nursing license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence. The government agency that has jurisdiction in handling administrative cases against an LVN or RN nurse is the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Emily, a Texas RN nurse, was one of those professionals who were charged before the Texas Board of Nursing. She graduated from a nursing university in San Antonio. She obtained a license to engage in the practice of the nursing profession after passing the licensure examination. Her nursing license allowed her to land the work that she has been dreaming of since she was a child. However, just when she thought that things were starting to be great, something happened.
There was a case filed against the RN nurse wherein she was accused of failing to assess the right heel wound of a patient in the hospital where he worked. The individual was a diabetic patient with a known history of skin breakdown. At the same time, the RN nurse also incorrectly documented in the patient’s medical record that there were no pressure ulcers or wounds present. The wound was already present while the patient was still in the hospital and before the medical record was prepared. The act of the RN nurse resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient from unknown or undetected changes in condition.
With her involvement in the case, Emily lost her license to practice nursing in the country. She failed to hire the services of a good lawyer who could defend her before the court. She did not file the necessary pleadings to exculpate her from the liability. Her failure to file an effective attorney led to her loss in the suits.
If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for an administrative charge or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license.