The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving a LVN or RN nurse in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any nurse who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the nursing license can even be suspended or revoked.
This is the reason why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of a licensed nurse is never excused. In the case of a nurse named Alex, he was not expecting that his practice would come to an end soon. In one case decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the said governmental agency ordered the revocation of his license with finality.
Moon, an RN nurse, was able to obtain his nursing license in 2013. Right after passing the board examination, he started to work in a private hospital. One day, he received a notice from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Through the letter, it was stated clearly that the RN nurse failed to accurately assess for signal symptoms of airway obstruction of a particular patient tin the hospital. Thereafter, the patient experienced ”gurgling” from his airway. As such, the resident patient felt uncomfortable and eventually died because of what happened.
The complaint specifically says that the conduct committed by the RN nurse was likely to harm the patient from the undetected progression of clinical of complication, including those associated with airway obstruction, such as dyspnea, hypoxia, respiratory arrest, and possible demise. There was an evidence presented that the patient had been ”gurgling” from his airway since approximately 19:00 hours, that evening and that no one took the necessary steps to protect this
Instead of sending a reply to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), Moon simply disregarded the notice. He did not do anything to respond nor to defend himself. Because of this, the Board decided to make an adverse licensure action. He was ordered to stop practicing his profession and to temporarily surrender the nursing license. According to the order, the suspension will only be lifted upon showing to the Board that he has complied with certain requirements concerning his case. It is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.