Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them. Unfortunately, this RN from McAllen, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as Staff Registered Nurse at a hospital in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about June 24, 2017, the RN failed to place the telemetry monitor strips in the patients’ charts for physician review on morning rounds. The RN’s conduct may have exposed the patients to a risk of harm by depriving the physician of the medical information required to deliver care.
In response, the RN states that interpretation of all monitor strips was done timely; the strips for the two patients were included among papers utilized for the report and were not placed in the medical record before the end of her shift. The loss of the Unit Secretary/ward clerk whose job it had been to post strips in the record shifted the duty back to her and placement of the interpreted strips into the hard copy of the medical record was delayed; however, the electronic record of all monitoring was still accessible.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing found that his conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, he receives disciplinary and further sanctions from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
This is just one of the many causes why every RN in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of the RN is never excused.
Avoid committing the same mistake the RN 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.