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A nurse gives patients the care they needed during treatment. Any inappropriate medical care can bring harm or injure a patient. If an RN/LVN made such a mistake or violated protocols about nursing care, he/she will be summoned by the Board. But no need to fret as there is someone who can help. A nurse attorney can help you regarding such a case.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.

An incident happened on or about September 23, 2019, the RN failed to refer a patient to the emergency room and/or notify the patient’s physician regarding a change in condition. Specifically, the RN was notified by text that the patient had been vomiting brown bile-colored emesis, had a change in bowel habits, coughing, and had vomited after a tube feeding. After the RN went to the home and performed an assessment, the RN documented that the patient had clear lung sounds in the upper lobes only, a heart rate of sixty-eight (68) beats per minute, bowel sounds present in the right lower quadrant, and that bowel sounds were harder to hear in other quadrants due to patient position and contractures. The RN noted that she was unable to obtain a full set of vitals, as the patient did not want to be moved. Subsequently, the patient expired approximately three (3) hours after the RN’s assessment. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of appropriate nursing and medical care, including possible demise.

As a result of the above incident, the evidence presented and was received by the Board was sufficient and is cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, to take disciplinary action against the RN. The RN had voluntarily surrendered her license. This happened to the RN as she failed and forgot that a nurse attorney can greatly help her in times of such a situation. This could have never lead to surrendering her nursing license if she only knows the way to defending herself from such a case especially if she hired a nurse attorney.

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.