Accusations at work are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations over them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an RN in Haskell failed to do so.
On or about April 21, 2018, the RN failed to read tuberculosis (TB) skin test reaction for an inmate patient within 48 to 72 hours, as required by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the inmate population to a risk of TB infection from an incorrectly read TB skin test.
On or about April 23, 2018, the RN falsely documented that she read tuberculosis (TB) skin test reaction for an inmate patient on April 21, 2018. Additionally, she failed to perform another TB skin test after the first test was not read within the required time frame. Her conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and may have exposed the inmate population to a risk of TB infection.
In response to the complaint against her, the RN states the inmate presented to the clinic for evaluation, including a PPD (purified protein derivative) test, prior to her transfer to a rehab facility. She states that typically, the clinic requests that inmates not be brought to the clinic for this evaluation on Thursday or Friday due to not being able to read the PPD test within 48-72 hours; however, this inmate was brought on a Thursday.
The RN states she chose to not slow down the inmate’s transfer process and had her nurse give the PPD on April 19, 2018, with the intent of going to the jail to see the inmate on Saturday before leaving for a trip out of town. She states that, through mere oversight, she forgot to go to the jail that morning to read the inmates PPD test. She further states when the inmate returned to the clinic on Monday, April 23, one day after the 72-hour limit and there was zero reaction. She states that at this time, she made her error and chose to read the test on Monday, April 23, 2018, but documented in the inmate’s exam form that the test was read on April 21, 2018.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
False accusations may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
Because the RN failed to provide a nurse attorney to defend her case, the Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.