Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. This is the main reason why you should be careful when doing your job, or else, complaints or charges might be filed against you. Without the help of a nurse attorney, you might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
One recent case filed before the Texas Board of Nursing involved an RN in Arlington. At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for eighteen (18) years and five (5) months.
An incident happened on or about September 22, 2017, the RN failed to call the Rapid Response Team and/or notify the physician when the patient had significant changes in blood pressure. The RN’s conduct deprived the physician of the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In regards to the above incident, the RN state she manually checked blood pressure when the aide documented the patient’s reading of 86/37 and she considered the 90’s/60’s like a normal finding for the sedated, sleepy patient.
The Texas BON found the RN’s conduct violates a section of the Texas Occupations Code. Thus, her RN license was suspended and placed on probation.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. This had cause and led to the suspension of the RN license.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call nurse attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.