If you are a nurse that is practicing in the state of Texas, it is important to know what type of actions or behavior can trigger disciplinary action by the Texas BON.
Let’s examine a case study of a San Antonio nurse who faced several charges that ultimately led to revocation of her nursing license.
The first charge happened on or about November 15th, 2006 through November 21st, 2006, while the nurse was working at an Air Force Base in San Antonio. The nurse failed to reposition the patient as the doctor has ordered to do so every (2) hours. Due to the nurse’s negligence, the patient suffered a sacral pressure ulcer and later died.
The second charge occurred around November 15th 2006 through November 21st, 2006. This charge also involved the same patient in the first charge; in this scenario, the nurse failed to document repositioning or reasons for failure to reposition patient. As a result of the nurse’s failure to document robbed subsequent caregivers of important information on which to base future healthcare and intervention.
Not only did this nurse’s negligence result in her losing her nursing license but the staff also wanted to impose the administrative costs of the legal proceeding in the amount of at least $1200.00.
How Could This Nurse Have Avoided All of This Disciplinary Action by the Texas BON?
The first and easiest solution is avoiding getting yourself in any situation that could trigger disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. If for some reason, you were not able to avoid facing disciplinary action the Texas BON, it is advisable to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney.
Contact a San Antonio Nurse Defense Attorney Who Can Help
If you find yourself facing disciplinary action by the BON or are approached by the BON with questions regarding any questionable activities, contact a San Antonio Nurse defense attorney who can help you respond to the BON and protect your livelihood and nursing license.
Call or text attorney Yong J. An 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation on your case.