The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all RN or LVN license cases. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced nurse attorney is the best help you can ever get. Their expertise over the field of nursing can defend an RN against the possible sanctions given to them.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about April 12, 2020, through May 23, 2020, while employed as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Lubbock, Texas, RN failed to document the urine characteristics, urine output, and tolerance of a patient in the medical record after performing intermittent catheterizations of the patient on five (5) shifts. In addition, on another shift RN failed to document the urine characteristics, urine output as well as the size and patency of the patient’s indwelling catheter in the medical record. RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.
On or about April 25, 2020, while employed as an RN at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Lubbock, Texas, RN inappropriately inflated the balloon of a Foley catheter without confirming urine flow while changing the catheter of the aforementioned patient. In addition, RN failed to notify the physician of his inability to obtain a urine specimen for urinalysis. The patient had no urine flow or output during the five (5) hours remaining in RN’s shift. Ten (10) hours after the catheter change, the patient was sent to a local acute care emergency department, where it was determined that the patient had sustained urethral injury due to traumatic catheter insertion and had developed anemia due to the associated blood loss. RN’s conduct may have contributed to the patient suffering urethral injury and related anemia.
In response, RN states he forgot to document the urinary catheterization procedure prior to leaving that day, but he entered her note when she returned to work. RN further states he visualized urine draining before he inflated the balloon.
The above actions constitute 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)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, he was not able to properly defend his case in court. As a result, his nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.