Being an LVN or RN nurse in the state of Texas can be highly rewarding. It feels good for every RN nurse or LVN nurse to attend to the varying needs of several patients. However, the nursing profession is also equally challenging. There is a need for possessors of nursing license to observe the administrative rules laid down by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has the authority to hear and decide disciplinary or administrative cases filed against a RN nurse or LVN nurse. The Board has the power to revoke or suspend the license of a particular erring RN or LVN nurse. As a matter of fact, there is an increasing rate for the number of revocation or suspension orders issued by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Whenever a nurse is found to have committed any grave misconduct or wrongful act in the practice of nursing, one of the remedies available to the aggrieved party is to file a case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This is what happened to the case of Alexandria who is a registered nurse working in a state hospital.
In the complaint filed against her, it was stated while employed with a nursing facility, the RN nurse incorrectly performed the insertion of an indwelling Foley urinary catheter on a particular patient. Consequently, the resident patient was transferred to to another hospital in Texas. While in the new hospital, it was revealed, through a real ultrasound, that the foley catheter and bulb were placed within the urethra instead of the bladder. It was stated that the act of the nurse placed the life of the patient in great danger. She was alleged to be negligent in her duties.
At the end of the hearing of the case, the RN nurse was eventually found guilty for the charge. This resulted to the revocation of his nursing license. What Alexandria should have done was to contact a reliable nursing defense attorney who can help her with the case.
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