If you have been reported and have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, seeking and hiring a nurse attorney is the solution for that. This should be the first thing to do for an RN or an LVN before facing the case they are in.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed at a hospital in Pasadena, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about January 14, 2020, through January 22, 2020, the RN failed to intervene by notifying the physician when the patient, who had a history of respiratory issues, experienced a change in condition, including congestion, abnormal lung sounds, thrashing his hands to his mouth and face, moaning out, and had an oxygen desaturation episode. Subsequently, the patient died from cardiac arrest on January 23, 2020. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from a delay in treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she documented the patient’s seizure activity, took vital signs, and monitored the patient. She states that it was not in her job description to transport the patient to or from any appointments, it was the parent’s responsibility. And also states that when the patient was pronounced deceased, she had not been on duty for more than twelve hours, and she had left the patient in the care of his parents.
Therefore, the RN’s actions were the reason that the Board has decided to put her into disciplinary action. The RN’s actions were a violation of the nursing practice cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b) (10}&(13), Texas Occupations Code.
The RN has failed to hire a Texas BON nurse attorney to fully defend his case that had led to the outcome decided by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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