The administrative body in the state of Texas that has authority to hear and decide cases arising from the practice of nursing is the Texas Board of Nursing. This government agency provides certain rules and regulations that will govern the acts and omissions of every LVN or RN nurse in the country. If you are a practicing RN nurse in Texas, it is important that you comply with all the statutes or laws. Otherwise, you will be subjected to a complaint or case before the Texas Board of Nursing.
As an RN nurse, it is necessary that you avoid committing any violation while you are engaged in the practice of professional nursing. In case that there is a violation, a complaint may be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing. This is exactly what happened in the case of Francesca who is a registered nurse in San Antonio, Texas. The RN nurse was implicated in two charges.
While employed as a Registered Nurse (RN Nurse) with a nursing and rehabilitation facility, she failed to verify the code status of a patient who was admitted to the facility. The RN nurse also failed to intervene and initiate Emergency Medical Service (EMS) when the patient experienced respiratory distress and blood pressure of 42/28mmHg. Instead of doing her duty, the RN nurse administered Morphine (Roxanol) to the patient. The latter was subsequently transported to the emergency room where he was pronounced dead upon arrival.
Because of what happened, a case was filed against Francesca before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). It was stated in the information that the act of the RN nurse exposed the patient unnecessarily to the risk of harm from inadequate treatment and may have contributed to the latter’s death. Unfortunately, Francesca failed to find the right nursing defense attorney to handle her case. As a result, the Texas BON ordered for the revocation of her license.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense lawyer in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your response letter or the disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.