Every practicing RN license holder in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. An RN who commits any violation can place her RN License in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an RN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Failure to hire a Brownsville nurse attorney could lead to RN license suspension.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a healthcare facility in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) years.
On or about August 1, 2019, while employed as an RN at a healthcare facility in Brownsville, Texas, RN inappropriately restrained a patient after the patient pushed a co-worker and engaged in a physical altercation with the patient. Furthermore, RN did not document the event in the patient’s medical record. RN’s conduct could have caused emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted the patient’s treatment.
In response, RN states patient’s behavior objectively posed imminent harm to the patients and others, and RN needed to take steps to protect herself, other patients, and staff. RN states the patient exhibited signs of continued aggression throughout the night and had to be put into a modified PRT multiple times. RN states the patient attacked her and she acted in self-defense. RN states only after another RN put the patient in another modified PRT did the patient release the hold that she had on her. RN states the patient continued to threaten and yell obscenities at her. RN states she tried to leave the room, but the patient grabbed her by the hair again. RN states another RN had to put the patient in another modified PRT. RN states she was released by the patient and was able to exit the room without further incident. RN states during this period, efforts were made to deescalate the situation and attempts at nonphysical intervention were made. RN states the patient continued to attack her and prevented her from leaving the room. RN was sent to the emergency room for evaluation following the event, and upon her return to the facility days later, RN states she was unable to complete her documentation of the event in the patient’s medical record.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4),(6)(C)&(6)(F).
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a Brownsville nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Brownsville Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced Brownsville nurse attorney who has helped more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.