Being a nurse and seeing patients recover with such great results is very rewarding to nurses. However, some nurses tend to do their duties in an inappropriate manner. Poor nursing care can be a result of overworked, long working hours, stress, and many more which are common in nursing. But it should not be tolerated, as nurses are expected to give the proper care needed by the patients. Those nurses who neglect to do their duties properly are sanctioned by the Board. This case scenario for nurses should be dealt with properly with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.
On or about July 15, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, RN failed to properly prime the tubing while setting up a Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA) for a patient. Subsequently, another nurse who was assisting RN discovered air in the tubing when she went to check the setting for the PCA. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient due to the risk of air embolism from improperly primed intravenous medication tubing.
In response to the incident, RN states that while she was setting up the PCA, she received another patient who was in critical condition. RN states she was forced to leave the patient before completing the PCA set-up. RN states she requested the nurse who was assisting her to complete the PCA set-up as she had to attend to the critical patient. While verifying the set-up, the other nurse noted some air in the PCA tubing, and she alerted RN. RN states she returned and completed the set-up with the other nurse and started the PCA. RN states that when she left the patient to attend to her other critical patient, the PCA control was not connected to the patient.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C).
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the RN lost the case. Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a Texas nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the RN’s license.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.