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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 December 23, 2016, was one of those examples.

On or about December 23, 2016, the RN twice exhibited signs of sleepiness while she was on duty. She also failed to notify her supervisor of the absence of a current home health certification and plan of care in the medical records of a patient.

In response, the RN states that at the time in question the patient was stable, in another room with his parents, who were experienced caregivers. She states she was in another room completing the end of shift documentation. She also states there was an existing plan of care in the home that she followed, in the belief that PSA Healthcare was completing its plan of care.

However, an RN from Houston failed to do so which resulted in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing.

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. She admits and takes responsibility for her errors, lack of attention to details, and follow up on her documentation.

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.

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.