Your license is one of an LVN’s most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. In doing so, a nurse attorney is the one to depend on.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) months.
On or about April 17, 2019, the RN failed to ensure a pediatric Patient was placed on a monitor to the electronic medical chart after abnormal vital signs were detected in triage. The RN also failed to reassess and/or document his reassessment of the patient’s vital signs for more than five (5) hours.
Subsequently, another nurse found the patient with tachypnea, a pulse of 150-160 bpm, and an oxygen saturation level of 87%. Additionally, the RN failed to reassess and/or document his reassessment of the patient’s temperature after administering Ibuprofen at 1448 for a temperature of 100.2. The RN’s conduct could have exposed the patient to risk of harm from lack of information that could be used to institute timely medical intervention.
In response, the RN states that the four-year-old patient repeatedly removed the monitor and ran around the room, causing his abnormal vital signs. The RN states that the patient underwent multiple imaging procedures and that the radiology technicians did not reset the monitor settings to cycle into the patient’s chart, though while on the monitor, The RN was able to assess the patient’s vital signs in real-time even though the monitor did not auto-populate and save in the patient’s chart.
However, without the proper help from a good defense nurse attorney, the RN will lose the case and will be disciplined and suspended and even worst, a license will be revoked. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if the RN had hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Attorney Yong J. An is a Texas nurse license defense lawyer that has a proven track record. He has over 16 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.