A lot could happen during work hours and nurses could fail on many things and could do mistakes while doing or giving medical care to patients. Any nurse who is facing such kinds of issues should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen the defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any charges they never committed.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and six (6) months.
On or about January 31, 2021, while employed as a Registered Nurse at a Medical facility in Arlington, Texas, the said RN failed to appropriately monitor fetal heart tones for the patient, in that the RN disconnected the external fetal monitor and left the patient unattended in the bathroom for ten (10) minutes. The said RN also failed to resume fetal monitoring upon the patient’s return to bed for another eight (8) minutes. The RN further failed to notify the provider of the patient’s complaints of severe pain, or that the patient might be experiencing a uterine rupture. Additionally, the RN failed to completely and accurately document conversations with the provider regarding the patient’s elevated blood pressure. Subsequently, upon resumption of fetal monitoring and transfer to a laboring room, no fetal heart tones were found. An emergent cesarean was performed where it was discovered the patient had, in fact, experienced a uterine rupture. The neonate did not survive. The behavior of the RN created an inaccurate and incomplete medical record and exposed the patient and her fetus to risk of injury from adverse complications of uterine rupture; including possible demise.
In relation to the situation that occurred, the RN indicated that the patient had orders for bathroom privileges and the fetal monitor was reconnected when the patient returned from the bathroom. Apart from that, the RN also mentioned that she then stepped aside so a co-worker could initiate a peripheral IV and obtain blood for ordered labs. The RN added that the patient was then quickly transferred to a laboring room.
Despite her explanation, the Texas Board of Nursing still placed her under disciplinary action. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she has a defense to the accusations.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.