Post-operative care is given to patients after surgery. Such kinds of patients need to be assessed in a timely manner as they have lots of care needs. Untimely and never giving more attention to their needs can likely bring harm to the patient’s recovery. Such lacking in providing care for post-operative patients can be raised into a complaint or an accusation against you. If this happens, always remember that a nurse attorney can help with your case.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Bryan, Texas, and assigned to another facility and had been in that position for one (1) year and seven (7) months.
An incident happened on or about March 2, 2020, the RN failed to timely assess the vital signs for the post-surgical patients, upon the patient’s arrival to the unit. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from potentially adverse complications of undetected and untreated fluctuations in blood pressure, including tachycardia and hypotension.
In response to the incident, the RN states the patient arrived at the unit at approximately 19:45 and waited on a stretcher in the hall while the room was being readied. The RN further states the patient appeared lethargic and unable to follow directions when transferred to the room, and also states vital signs obtained at 20:25 noted the patient was tachycardia and hypotensive. The RN states she notified the on-call physician and the charge nurse and the charge nurse initiated the Rapid Response Team.
As a result, the RN is subject to disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) as a consequence of her unprofessional conduct. Such consequence is unavoidable if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. Always be prepared and ready to face the Board when such a case happens.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.