Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence and medical malpractice, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) Supervisor at a medical facility in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about July 1 1, 2016, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN), the RN failed to ensure that the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (TDADS) Form 1591 – Provider Advocate Committee (PAC) for the patient was signed by the CEO/designee and a person employed by the provider who is responsible for service delivery oversight, as required. The RN’s conduct was in violation of(TDADS) and Texas Board of Nursing (TBON) requirements.
On or about November 2016, through January 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to ensure that unlicensed personnel was administering scheduled medications and treatments to patients 1,2, and 3 as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the residents in that failing to administer medications and treatments as ordered by the physician could result in the residents suffering from adverse reactions.
On or about November 2016, through January 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to ensure that vital signs and weights were checked and documented monthly for patients 1, 2 and 3 as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct may have injured the residents in that the healthcare staff would not have current medical information to make decisions for further care.
On or about November 2016, through January 2017, the RN failed to ensure that the G-tube site of the patients was cleaned daily, as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to a risk of infection.
On or about November 7, 2016, the RN failed to adequately assess the patient, when the patient returned to the facility after being discharged from the hospital. The RN’s conduct deprived the resident of detection and timely medical intervention in the event the resident experienced a change in condition.
On or about January 2017, the RN inappropriately instructed unlicensed personnel to “fix” the medication administration records (MARs) for residents by falsifying the records to ensure that the patients did not appear to be over-medicated or under-medicated. The RN’s conduct was deceptive and created inaccurate medical records.
In response to the incidents, the RN was under investigation but unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. The RN’s nursing license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.