An RN’s physical and mental health is very important for them to perform their daily tasks in an appropriate manner. Being physically and mentally healthy can greatly affect how they interact or take care of their patients. However, some RNs tend to neglect this fact and report to work in an unstable condition which jeopardizes their patients and profession. Never forget that RNs can always seek the help of a reliable nurse attorney whenever facing accusations such as lack of fitness to practice work properly.
At the time of the incident, RN was employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at a medical facility in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about March 15, 2020, while employed as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) at a medical facility in Plano, Texas, RN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that he fell asleep during a surgical procedure and while the patient was under anesthesia. RN’s conduct could have affected his ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could have affected his ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgements, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
In response, RN admits he closed his eyes during the procedure but believes he was responsive each time he was spoken to. RN further admits it was his responsibility to speak up and demand a replacement because he was recovering from an illness and was exhausted.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the RN mentioned above in his case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.