The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a Houston Nurse Lawyer. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN who was then employed in a medical center in Houston.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Staff Nurse in a hospital in Houston and had been in this position for two (2) months.
On or about March 26, 2017, through April 6, 2017, the RN allegedly failed to notify the physician that multiple blood glucose readings for a patient were greater than 300 mg/dl, as ordered. Her conduct unnecessarily delayed medical interventions including, but not limited to, making adjustments in the doses of Insulin in order to better regulate the patient’s blood glucose levels.
On or about April 7, 2017, the same RN failed to document the amount of Insulin administered to a patient in response to an elevated blood glucose reading of 209, as required. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete, inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on his documentation to further provide patient care.
In response to the incidents, the RN admits that she did not notify the physician of the elevated blood glucose readings, because according to the RN, “the physician would have not called me back anyway.”
However, due to lack of evidence and a Houston Nurse Lawyer to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Houston Nurse Lawyer ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient Houston Nurse Lawyer. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.