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Serious offenses 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 Edinburg failed to do so.

On or about June 20, 2016, while employed in a hospital in Edinburg, the RN improperly managed the anesthesia care of a patient when she failed to continuously monitor and document the tidal carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen levels of a patient during a lumbar epidural steroid injection.

The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record, was likely to injure the patient without the benefit of accurate and complete assessment information, and from possibly unrecognized clinical changes.

On or about June 20, 2016, the RN improperly managed the anesthesia care of a patient when she administered Ketamine, a powerful sedative, in two boluses of 100 mg each rather than in smaller incremental doses. Soon after the second Ketamine bolus, the aforementioned patient stopped breathing, suffered a cardiac arrest, was resuscitated, suffered an anoxia brain injury, and ultimately died. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from potential complications of inadequate respiratory effort leading to hypoxia and ensuing cardiac arrest.

During the hearing, the RN states that she interviewed the patient, and informed the surgeon that the patient was not a good candidate at her outpatient facility for the epidural steroid injection procedure. She relates that forty-five (45) minutes into what should have been a ten (10) minute procedure a second dose of Ketamine was requested by the surgeon to curtail patient movement; the patient had a cardiac arrest, was coded, resuscitated, and transported to a hospital facility.

The RN further explains that the patient suffered anoxic brain injury and subsequently died from injuries. She adds that his responsibility to protect his patient no matter what the circumstances was not up to par.

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 an experienced nurse attorney should be hired.

Serious offenses 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.

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.