What would you do if someone filed a complaint that threatens your professional nurse license? If you don’t act quickly and aggressively, you could lose your license and your ability to work as a nurse. You will need to take immediate action. It is best to fight to restore your reputation and maintain your license. Contact an experienced nurse attorney today for a confidential consultation.
An RN was a good example of this matter. At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about August 11, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN falsified a physician order for a Hemodialysis Patient, in that the RN wrote a limit for fluid removal during hemodialysis treatments to not exceed 3.5 Liters; furthermore, the RN entered the aforementioned false order under the name of a physician who was not involved in the patient’s care. The RN’s conduct created a false medical record and exposed the patient to the risk of harm from hypervolemia; including, edema, shortness of breath, and elevated blood pressure.
On or about August 1 6. 201 8, through September 1 5, 20 1 8, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN violated the boundaries of the nurse-client relationship by providing direct patient care to a Hemodialysis Patient, with whom the RN had a personal relationship, after being instructed by nursing leadership she would no longer be assigned to care for the patient, a directive the RN disregarded; additionally, the RN assisted the patient in leaving the hospital against medical advice (AMA) after the patient had been admitted for pneumonia. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that it could have resulted in confusion between the needs of the nurse and those of the patient.
In response to the incident, the RN states she did not write the order. The RN states she did write a fluid removal limit in the special instructions section of the treatment sheet. Furthermore, the RN states the patient experienced a hypovolemic emergency, requiring intervention.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) demanded disciplinary action against the RN’s license. Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you.
If you have been summoned to appear before the Texas Board of Nursing, don’t face it alone. Contact an experienced Texas nurse defense attorney today. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An can be reached by phone or text on a 24/7 basis at (832) 428-5679. With his knowledge and skill, he may be able to protect your license to practice in Texas.