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Nurses can be working in different conditions. Not only do they have to endure long hours of work, but they also experience working in an understaffed and sometimes poor working environment. The tendency is that they sometimes commit small negligence which in turn could lead to more serious complaints from the patients. An Edinburg nurse license attorney could help in her case. R150159N1422

At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a charge nurse in a hospital in Edinburg and had been in that position for eight 8 years and ten 10 months.

On or about August 27 2013, the RN failed to advocate for the safety of a patient in that she failed to notify the nursing supervisor when the patient experienced a change in condition and lack of physician response the RN obtained an Electrocardiogram(EKG) and then failed to notify the physician of the abnormal EKG results.

The RN’s conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm by depriving the nursing supervisor and the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition which may have prevented the patient’s demise.

The Texas Board of Nursing is the one that has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she was not the primary nurse for this patient and had six 6 patients of her own. The RN admits and states that she made two 2 attempts at notifying the physician to inform her about the patient as well as the EKG results and the physician did not respond.

The RN states that at this time the primary nurse informed her that the patient was stable. The RN  further states that she told the primary nurse to document the incident and to call the physician. The RN states that at the end of her shift she called the doctor again. The RN states that she endorsed this to the incoming morning shift.

However, the RN failed to hire an Edinburg nurse license attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.

Attorney Yong J. An is an  Edinburg nurse license attorney that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.