All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of their license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given the opportunity to be heard with the help of a nurse attorney. This is part of their right to due process.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for nineteen (19) years and one (one) month.
On or about March 24, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to intervene, including failure to reassess or notify the physician, after a patient experienced a decrease in blood pressure and oxygen saturation; the patient was found unresponsive at shift change and subsequently expired. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse complications of undetected and untreated changes in blood pressure and oxygenation status and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response to the incident, the RN states that he was attentive to the patient and provided competent care. The RN further states that he asked the charge nurse to see the patient after observing the patient’s change in condition and it was approximately thirty (30) seconds later that the Code Blue was initiated.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case against the Texas Board of Nursing. She was disciplined and her license was suspended.
Avoid the same thing from happening to your license. If you are looking for a nurse attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An, 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their license.