The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all RN or LVN license cases. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced nurse attorney is the best help you can ever get. Their expertise over the field of nursing can defend an RN against the possible sanctions given to them.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an RN with a nursing facility in College Station, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about September 25, 2020, while employed as an RN with a nursing facility in College Station, Texas, RN failed to appropriately document an active infection for a patient and also failed to verify and enter medication orders following the patient’s readmission to the facility from the hospital. Subsequently, the patient did not receive vancomycin as ordered to treat a Clostridium Dificile infection. Furthermore, the patient continued to receive oral hypoglycemic medication, which had been discontinued per physician orders. The patient developed severe hypoglycemia; requiring re-hospitalization. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record which subsequent caregivers would rely upon to provide care and was likely to injure the patient from the adverse complications of infection and hypoglycemia; including, worsening infection, seizures and possible demise.
In response, RN states the normal procedure was for discharge orders to be faxed to the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), for verification of the orders. RN further states five (5) admission packets were left at the nurses’ station by the ADON and RN states he offered to help the assigned nurse with the admits. RN states he looked over the medication orders in the admission packet and noted nothing had changed. RN states he assessed the patient upon arrival and placed the discharge packet in the patient’s chart.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.