In Texas, the government has created a special agency that has the jurisdiction to handle controversies and cases involving the nursing profession. This tribunal is called as the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Every RN or LVN subjected to a disciplinary proceeding or administrative case before the Board is given an opportunity to be heard and defense himself from all accusations. This every nurse with a pending case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is to encourage hiring a nurse attorney.
Unfortunately, there are some RN and LVN who fail to find the right nurse attorney to handle their cases. As a result, most of them would be adjudged liable for the complaints. This usually leads to the revocation of professional nursing license. This is what happened to a RN in Van Alstyne, Texas. At the time of the incident, she was employed in a children’s hospital and had been in that position for seven months.
On or about March 13, 2017, the RN was found asleep while on duty. Her conduct could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to give her a fair chance to defend her case. She was given the chance to defend herself at the Board.
She states she was sitting on the couch while the patient played on the floor and she fell asleep. She states she had been suffering from a migraine for three days and while sitting on the couch she closed her eyes for a minute.
The RN also explains that when she awoke, the patient was still playing on the floor with his toys and no harm was acquired during the time she was asleep about ten to twenty minutes. She also states she reported falling asleep to the parent of the child.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing states that the RN’s conduct could have resulted in unnecessary incident which may cause injury to her child patient while she was asleep.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty for the complaint against her and her RN license was suspended. She lost the case simply because the RN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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