The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Carrollton, Texas needs to follow several policies, rules, and regulations in order to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their license in danger if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and six (6) months.
The incident that happened on or about December 25, 2016, involves an RN, the RN failed to document that Chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) bath was performed on the patient, as ordered by the physician. The ADL/Hygiene Flowsheet requiring documentation that personal care was provided to the patient when ordered by the physician, was left blank, noting the CHG bath was not given to the patient. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record.
It was on or about December 27, 2016, the RN failed to properly label the lab specimen for the patient. When scanning labels for the lab specimens, the RN did not realize there were two (2) separate patients and placed labels with only one (1) patient’s information on both specimens. Subsequently, all lab specimens were re-drawn for both patients. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of injury from inaccurate lab results and risk of infection and/or harm from unnecessary venipunctures to re-draw blood specimens.
In response to the incidents above, the RN admits and takes responsibility for his errors, lack of attention to detail, and follow-up on his documentation.
However, due to the lack of a nurse attorney to help her properly defend her side, the RN was put into discipline by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing for negligence or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.
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. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.