Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving sleeping at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. A RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who found sleeping while on duty.
On or about January 6, 2017, while employed as a RN in a healthcare center in Houston and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, the RN was observed sleeping while on duty. it was only when the patient’s grandparents came inside the room to wake him up.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She explains that she did doze off in the patient’s room before she realized that the patient’s grandparents came inside the room to wake him up. She further states she was just so tired but never thought she would fell asleep while on duty.
However, the Board states that her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579