There are instances where a nurse attorney can be very useful whenever an RN or an LVN faced charges, complaints, or any accusations. Patients tend to file complaints immediately whenever they experience poorly regarding patient care during treatment. But any RN or LVN can defend themselves when such a thing happens.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for seventeen (17) years and six (6) months.
It was on or about September 22, 2017, the RN failed to assess and/or document the assessment of the patient when he was found without a pulse or respirations. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from the undetected progression of clinical complications and create an incomplete medical record.
The RN also failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), when the patient was found without a pulse or respirations. Instead, the RN pronounced the patient deceased. The RN’s conduct deprived the patient of resuscitation and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
As a response to the incidents, the RN states that she was told in the report that the patient came from hospice with a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) so she did not initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
As what happened in the incident above, the RN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing and was suspended and was on probation due to what happened with the patient. The discipline was issued to the RN which is based on and is pursuant to Section 301.452 (b) (10) & (13) of the Texas Occupations Code.
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