All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of their license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given the opportunity to be heard with the help of a nurse attorney. This is part of their right to due process.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about April 30, 2018, while employed as a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse and undergoing orientation with the said hospital, the RN failed to obtain appropriate nursing supervision prior to assisting the physician during a bedside conscious sedation procedure to insert a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG) tube for a Patient, the RN was not competent to perform the conscious sedation procedure and, therefore, required supervision before participating in the procedure. The patient was not harmed. The RN’s conduct created an unsafe environment and exposed the patient to the risk of injury from a lack of competent skilled nursing care.
On or about April 30, 2018, while employed as a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit Registered Nurse undergoing orientation with Memorial Hermann Hospital/Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas, the RN failed to notify the respiratory therapist prior to changing the ventilator setting for the Patient Medical Record Number40784783, who was on mechanical ventilation and under conscious sedation for placement of a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastronomy (PEG) tube. The patient was not harmed. The RN’s conduct created an unsafe environment and exposed the patient to the risk of injury from a lack of appropriate ventilation support.
In response to the incidents, the RN states he had completed the procedure before under supervision. The RN also states it was a mistake to not have another competent nurse at the bedside during the procedure. In addition, the RN states the ventilator rate was adjusted per physician’s request during the procedure. The RN also states manipulating ventilator settings is outside his scope of practice.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case against the Texas Board of Nursing. She was disciplined and her license was suspended.
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