The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an RN who was then employed in a medical center in Austin.
On or about May 20, 2017, the RN failed to administer Rocephin, Toprol XR, Lovenox, and Cordarone at nine 9:00 are to a patient. Instead, the medications were administered after 5:00 pm when the patient returned from dialysis. Subsequently, the RN failed to document an assessment in the medical record of a patient. In addition, Respondent failed to administer Protonix ordered at 7:30 am.
Additionally, the RN failed to notify the physician regarding the late doses. Her conduct may have exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
During the hearing, the RN states that the hospital’s policy for medication administration allows for a two-hour window (before and after) for non-critical medications. She reports that the scanners supplied by the facility for scanning medication beside were often faulty. She states that she believes this played an integral part in the report that she did not give medications on time.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she 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.