Facing any allegations may compromise your career and a Texas nurse attorney could provide you with the best help. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.
On or about November 9, 201 8, through November 10, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to notify the physician and failed to document in the medical record, that continuous pulse oximetry for the Patient could not be implemented as ordered due to lack of availability of pulse oximetry cords on the unit. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to monitor oxygenation status as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
On or about November 10, 2018, through November 11, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to physically conduct a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment per the physician’s orders for the aforementioned Patient, who was asleep at the time of the assessment was due, instead, the RN falsely documented an assessment based on the patient’s baseline; subsequently, the patient was found by the oncoming shift to be unresponsive with no pulse. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from clinical care decisions based upon inaccurate assessment information and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response to the incident, the RN states the assigned unit lacked an adequate supply of pulse oximetry cords at the time; therefore, pulse oximetry monitoring cords were reserved for those patients with respiratory illnesses or oxygen desaturation issues. Additionally, the RN states the patient was sleeping at the time the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment was due and, not wanting to awaken the patient, she documented the assessment based on her knowledge of the patient’s baseline.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. During the hearing, the RN states she is and has been at all times in compliance with the Nursing Practice Act.
However, the lack of an experienced nurse attorney to help her led to the decision of the Texas Board of Nursing to discipline and suspend the RN.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN. So if you ever encounter such an issue, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation.