In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Waco, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) years.
On or about July 2, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Waco, Texas, RN failed to document her interventions accurately and completely for a patient when the patient’s midline catheter was malfunctioning. RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provided further patient care.
In response, RN states she assessed the patient at bedside, informed the patient that midline was contraindicated, and offered to place a peripheral IV and discontinue the midline. RN states the patient refused removal of midline. RN observed the midline dressing was peeling off and the catheter looked kinked close to the insertion site. RN notified the patient of her observation, but the patient still refused for the midline to be discontinued. RN states she pulled the midline back one (1) centimeter, the catheter was functional again, and she placed a sterile dressing. RN states she notified the charge nurse and the primary nurse that the midline was contraindicated and if there was a change in the midline, they needed to notify the physician and acquire an official consultation and necessity for the midline placement. RN went to the unit around 1600 after notification that the midline catheter was sluggish. RN states she asked the primary nurse again to notify the physician and acquire an official consultation and necessity for the midline placement. RN was not informed of an order before she left.
The above action constitutes 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)(D) and 217.12.(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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