An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
One such incident happened to a South Dallas nurse.
On or about December 4, 2017, the RN allegedly crossed out physician’s orders for pre-surgery CBC and CMP labs, and EKG and Chest X-Ray imaging studies, for a patient, on the patient’s copy of the Pre-Surgery Testing Form to be taken to the lab, without consulting with the physician.
Additionally, the RN failed to update the electronic medical record with a note that she crossed out the orders for labs and imaging studies on the orders presented to the lab, or that she notified the patient’s family that the patient had those tests completed several days prior. The physician discovered the missing test results the following morning and the patient had his CBC and CMP labs rechecked before his surgical procedure.
The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and could have resulted in the surgical procedure being delayed due to the physician not having current lab values for the patient.
The RN states she observed that the patient had already undergone a CBC, CMP, chest x-ray and EKG at the facility on November 27, 2017. She further states the patient’s family expressed that they did not want to have more tests done and expressed gratitude towards her when she told them the lab results from November 27 were available in the EMR for viewing.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.
The RN states she proceeded to mark off those tests on the patient’s copy of the Pre Surgery Testing form (which was to be sent to the lab) since they were completed and available.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.