It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing any charge. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
This is what happened to a certain RN in Austin, Texas. During the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed in a medical center in Austin and had been in the position for five years.
On or about July 7, 2018, the RN also failed to document in the medical record of the aforementioned patient regarding the patient’s change in condition, including oxygen saturation readings or details about circulation checks on the affected extremity.
Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN the chance to defend herself. The RN states that she documented that circulation checks were done, but this registers in the medical record as a checkbox, without any written documentation regarding what was checked. She clarifies that she did not document regarding specifically regarding the change in condition. She also adds that the patient did go back to surgery after this incident and it was successful, but the hand was eventually amputated approximately ten days later.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself, especially when the pieces of evidence were brought up to her. Therefore, the Board placed her RN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.