An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an RN committed on November 9, 2014, was one of those examples.
On or about November 9, 2014, the RN failed to appropriately document and assess the continuing oxygen saturation levels for a patient, a ventilator-dependent patient. The RN failed to document in the patient’s medical record and assess oxygen saturation levels for over three hours.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from possibly undetected changes of condition and resulted in an incomplete medical record.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.
The RN stated she was caring for and obtaining supplies for her other patient when she saw the Charge Nurse coming down the hallway and they heard the Code Blue. She states that the ventilator alarm was not audible and was found to be faulty as other staff members could not hear the ventilator alarm well.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.