Nurses facing cases they never committed or wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professional help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they wish to deny. This is just one of the many cases the RN from Houston should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about April 25, 2018, while employed as a Charge in a healthcare facility in Houston, the RN failed to fully assess the penis of a patient after being informed that the aforementioned resident had blood from the foreskin of his penis after Foley catheter care, failed to document her preliminary observation of the resident’s penis in his medical record or in the twenty-four-hour notes, and failed to notify the physician of the resident’s change of condition.
The RN’s s conduct was likely to injure the resident from delayed diagnosis and treatment and resulted in an incomplete medical record.
The RN was given the chance to defend against her case and present herself to the Board. In response to the complaint, the RN states that during her shift one of her certified nurse assistants (CNAs) informed her that while they were performing catheter care with the State Surveyors present, a scant amount of blood was noted on the shaft on the resident’s penis. She relates that she then assessed the resident, found no blood or abnormalities present, and the catheter leg strap was in place, the RN indicates that the resident denied any pain or discomfort. The RN asserts that she told the oncoming nurse about the CNA’s findings, and completed a Situation Background Appearance and Review assessment.
However, the Rn failed to properly defend her case during the hearing. As a result, the Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, more so if she has a proper defense to her case.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.