A nurse attorney should be hired at all times whenever you undergo a case whether a civil or a criminal case, that may affect your RN license. This is what an RN from Texas should have done when facing a criminal case that is affecting her license and work. Take note that the Texas Board of Nursing can settle matters with a nurse attorney if one is present with the respondent during a case.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about September 6, 2019, while working as a Registered Nurse, the said RN administered supplemental oxygen to a Patient without a valid physician’s order. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of harm from supplemental oxygen administration without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
It was on or about September 6, 2019, while working as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to assess gastronomy tube placement for the Patient as ordered. The failure of the RN exposed the patient to the risk of injury from adverse complications of undetected gastronomy tube migration, including leakage of gastric contents, and/or tube feeds, into the peritoneal cavity.
In light of the incident that happened, the RN states that the patient was already on supplemental oxygen when she assumed care and also states she accepts responsibility for failure to check the chart for an order and that she accepts responsibility for not having a stethoscope with her at that time in order to properly assess gastronomy tube placement.
As a result, the RN was given disciplinary action by the Board. And also, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to the suspension of her license which also affected her career as an RN. The RN was also said to be under probation due to her misconduct.
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