Every practicing RN license holder in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. An RN who commits any violation can place her RN License in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an RN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Failure to hire a nurse attorney could lead to RN license suspension.
An incident happened to an RN in 2019. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a pediatric care institution in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about August 22, 2019, while employed as an RN, working as a Home Health Nurse with a pediatric care institution in Galveston, Texas, and providing care for Patient A, RN failed to notify the physician and/or supervisor of the patient’s worsening surgical wound. Instead, she notified the mother of the patient. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of medical treatment for worsening surgical wounds.
In response, RN reports she provided wound care as ordered, and the patient did not require additional dressing changes, other than what was ordered. RN reports she let the mother know the patient had the most drainage at the cervical wound area.
On August 28, 2019, through August 29, 2019, while providing care for Patient A, RN failed to intervene for the patient who had a temperature of 101.3 degrees, with sustained tachypnea, tachycardia and wheezing. Subsequently, the patient experienced cardiac arrest on October 30, 2018, and died. RN’s conduct resulted in the delay in necessary medical treatment for sustained elevated temperature, tachypnea, tachycardia, and wheezing in a pediatric patient, and may have contributed to the patient’s suffering and death.
In response, RN reports the patient had a temperature of 101.3, along with tachycardia and tachypnea. RN reports the emergency room physician told the mother that the patient’s temperature would be elevated over the next few days.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B(& (4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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