False accusations are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any false accusations against them can be denied by the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and seven (7) months.
On or about July 5, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, and on assignment in the home of the patient, the said RN changed the patient’s Foley catheter, and used a 16 French instead of an 18 French, without a physician’s order. The conduct of the RN was likely to injure the patient in that changing the patient’s catheter without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
It was on or about July 24, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, and on assignment in the home of Patient WH, the RN failed to notify the physician when the patient bled and continued to experience pain after an 18 French Foley catheter change; instead, the RN conducted a second catheter change without a physician’s order. Subsequently, the patient was transported to the hospital and was diagnosed with blood in the urine from a traumatic Foley placement. The action of the said RN exposed the patient to the risk of harm by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition. Additionally, the RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that changing the patient’s catheter without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In relation to the situation that occurred, the said RN states that on July 23, 2020, the branch office was called by the patient’s wife stating the patient had blood in his urine with a foul odor. The RN states that she placed a call to the patient’s physician and received an order for a urinalysis (“UA”). Furthermore, she asked the physician’s nurse if it would be okay to change the catheter early and consider a size change, and on July 24, 2020, she made a pre-visit to obtain a UA and change the patient’s catheter, along with the new nurse she was training. The RN asserted that the new nurse did change the catheter, as she needed to be checked off for a catheter change, and was able to obtain urine by inflating the balloon, and the patient was in some pain but was tolerable. According to the RN, she left the patient’s house to obtain a drainage bag, and when she arrived back at the house 30 minutes later, the patient was still experiencing pain. The RN explains when she took out the previous catheter, there was a lot of blood, but she was able to get the 16 French catheters in return and the patient felt relief with no pain. The sadi RN stated that the caregiver voiced concern over the significant amount of blood in the drainage bag, and the RN explained that can sometimes occur so the patient should drink plenty of fluid. The RN further explains that 10 minutes after leaving the residence the patient’s caregiver notified her that they were calling an ambulance due to the patient being in pain and the amount of blood in the bag, she did not have time to call the doctor before they took the patient to the hospital, but should have called the doctor before leaving the patient’s home.
Despite her explanation, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her under disciplinary action but without any suspension whatsoever. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she denied the accusations.
If you’re having trouble with cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.