When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. Such an attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.
On or about May 16, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, the RN failed to notify the physician when a STAT Chest Computed Tomography order could not be completed in a timely manner due to a radiology delay.
On or about June 16, 2017, the RN failed to waste a used hydromorphone patient-controlled analgesia syringe in accordance with facility policy after hanging a new syringe for the patient.
On or about November 22, 2017, the RN failed to follow up on an initial page to the physician regarding the stopping and re-starting of a patient’s continuous heparin infusion.
Finally, on or about May 10, 2018, the RN failed to timely obtain physician ordered labs.
In response, the RN states that upon visiting about these matters with her superiors and discussing the extenuating circumstances and systemic failures at the facility, her superiors deemed each instance a minor incident. Regarding the CT scan, the patient was not experiencing any chest pain or discomfort. The provider who ordered the CT scan did not follow up with the RN on this order.
The RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and may suspend by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. 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.