Did you know that cases or complaints filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) undergo a complicated process? The steps that must be followed by every LVN or RN license nurse in the state of Texas are quite complex. This is the reason why it is highly recommended for every professional nurse to hire the right nursing defense attorney in Texas. Doing so will help him prevent the Board from suspending or revoking his RN license.
Unfortunately, for a nurse named Eduard, she failed to hire the services of a lawyer when a disciplinary case was filed against him. In fact, the RN nurse waived representation by counsel, informal conference and notice and hearing. All these resulted to the revocation of his nursing license. As a result, he loses the right to practice the nursing profession in the state of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) had a jurisdiction to hear and decide the case filed against Eduard. On or about June 1, 2011 through June 2, 2011, while employed as a RN license nurse in a medical center in San Antonio, Texas, the RN nurse failed to re-assess the blood sugar of the diabetic patient. The misconduct was committed after she was informed, during handoff report from the prior shift, that the patient had had refuse to take the insulin dose and had a blood Sugar of 398.
It was also stated in the complaint that the LVN nurse failed to notify the physician of the patient’s continued refusal for treatment. At the same time, the RN nurse also failed in documenting or recording the interventions that were provided to the patient throughout her shift. Subsequently, the patient was found by her mother unresponsive and with a finger stick blood sugar of 411. Because of this, the code was called but unfortunately, the resuscitation efforts were not successful. Eventually, the patient expired or died.
The conduct of the RN nurse exposed the patient unnecessarily to risk of harm from ineffective treatment, deprived the patient of the benefit of medical intervention, and resulted in an incomplete medical record. Eduard was found guilty by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), which ordered for the revocation of his license with finality.
If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas RN RN license Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Call him at (832) 428-5679.