The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about April 14, 2020, an RN was provided notice that the Board had received information indicating that the said RN may have violated the Nursing Practice Act and/or Board rules regarding the following conduct: On or about April 4, 2020, while working as a Registered Nurse and caring for Patient AG, you; Failed to appropriately secure the patient to his wheelchair. Specifically, the RN placed the pediatric patient in the wheelchair without securing the patient’s lap/leg straps and only secured the patient’s chest strap. While the RN was nonattentive to the patient for approximately forty (40) minutes, he slid down in the wheelchair allowing his neck to rest on the chest strap; Failed to properly use suction, oxygen, or an Ambu bag once the RN noted the patient’s condition and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation; Failed to obtain vital signs; and Failed to activate Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The Parent’s transported the patient to the hospital where he was unresponsive with no vital signs. The patient was revived but expired two (2) days later.
In response to the incidents that happened, the said RN denies any violations of the Nursing Practices Act and/or the Board’s Rules and Regulations Relating 10 Nurse Education, Licensure, and Practice, more specifically, she denies the allegations as laid out.
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