An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed in April 2017 was one of those examples.
On or about April 4, 2017, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN failed to implement admission orders for a patient after the patient’s transfer from the Emergency Room; physician-ordered neurological assessments were not performed and STAT lab specimens were not collected.
The RN’s conduct resulted in a delay of care and was likely to injure the patient from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of reliable information.
Because of this, a complaint was filed against the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.
During the hearing, the RN states admission orders were not implemented as she had not been informed during orientation that said orders were required to be implemented.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.