The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about July 26, 2005, to an RN in El Paso. During the mentioned date, the RN transferred a patient, who had multiple medication problems and experienced a hypoglycemic episode while in the emergency room, to the telemetry unit without an intravenous infusion of Dextrose 10% as ordered by the physician. Her failure to ensure that the patient’s intravenous infusion of Dextrose 10% were connected and infusing while en route to the telemetry unit resulted in the patient’s glucose level dropping to “35” and experiencing another hypoglycemic episode whereby the patient became non-responsive and incoherent. The patient was subsequently transferred to the intensive care unit for stabilization.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she provided nursing care to this patient in the Emergency Room for almost (8) hours and checked this patient’s blood sugars every hour while Dextrose 10% was infusing. Just prior to transferring the patient to the Telemetry Unit, the patient’s blood sugar was in the “’60s.” She denies that she disconnected or delegated the discontinuation of the patient’s intravenous fluids.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.