For complaints regarding misconduct, a nurse attorney is the one to contact. However, many failed to do so, resulting in suspension or revocation of their license. Just like what happened to an RN in San Antonio. Read below to know her story. R191088N1844
On or about February 19, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio, the RN failed to document her assessments and subsequent reassessments of a patient, when the patient experienced ongoing difficulty breathing around 10:00 am.
The RN also failed to document her communication with the physician and her supervisors about the breathing problems. Her conduct resulted in the incomplete medical records and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
During the hearing, the RN reports she was assisting the patient with breathing issues by moving her from a nasal cannula to a non-rebreather mask when the physician arrived at the bedside. The RN further reports she updated the doctor and charge nurse as to the patient’s condition and began to implement his orders per the policies and procedures of her employer. She reports she provided letters of support from the physician and charge nurse that confirm she notified them of the patient’s breathing difficulties. She reports another nurse was assigned to care for the patient around 11:00 am, and she had no further interactions with the patient.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
However, without valid reason and defense to properly explain the RN’s side, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.