An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility, in Flower Mound, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately seven (7) years and six (6) months.
On or about September 16, 2017, while employed as a Staff Nurse, the RN failed to complete respiratory/tracheostomy care, including changing tracheostomy ties, administering respiratory treatments, and/or suctioning, for at least four (4) patients as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the residents in that failure to administer treatments and medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she did do her trach care, but admits that she “did not change the ties out. The RN explains that this was her first week out of the infirmary unit where the night shift changed out the ties. The RN states that she assumed it was the same for this particular unit she was on. The RN states that she did suction and change out the dressings, and also changed the SNV equipment such as the masks and tubing. The RN further states that she did administer breathing treatments and left new equipment out for the next shift.
The Texas BON found the RN’s conduct violated a section of the Texas Occupations Code. Thus, her RN license was disciplined and she received sanctions that she needs to comply.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend herself from the allegation filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. This had caused and led to the discipline of the RN’s license.
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