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There are times when mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Incomplete or inaccurate documentation is just one of the common mistakes an RN or an LVN commits. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Houston, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Victoria, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months.

On or about January 26, 2021, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN failed to notify the physician and/or supervisor when the Patient had a continued respiratory rate of twenty-four (24). The six (6) month old pediatric patient had a primary diagnosis of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and was respirator-dependent. Specifically, the physician’s orders noted to notify the physician or supervisor if the patient’s respiratory rate was less than twenty-five (25). The RN documented in the patient’s medical record a respiratory rate of twenty-four (24) twice during her shift, and that action was likely to injure the patient from delayed treatment.

In terms of the incident that occurred, according to the RN, she was in the home caring for the infant and had just completed in-line suctioning and repositioning, and she was going over the doctor’s orders and the plan of care when the ventilator and continuous pulse oximeter alarms started going off. The RN states that she got up to assess the infant and the mother came into the room at the very same time, and they both saw a small amount of blood on the trach gauze. In addition, the mother screamed and got in front of the nurse blocking her vision of the infant. The RN added that she did not get to visualize that the trach was dislodged, but did know the mother was trying to reinsert the trach and was unsuccessful, the mother of the infant asked her for another trach and the RN handed it to the mother. The RN asserts that the mother was successful in inserting the spare trach, and the RN attached the high flow oxygen to the Amu Bag and handed it to the mother. The RN states that the mother did one set of chest compressions and manually bagged the infant. When EMS arrived, the infant’s heart rate was one hundred and thirty-eight (138), and oxygen saturation was one hundred percent.

In response, the RN states the patient repeatedly removed his oxygen cannula when the spouse was not present, and she wishes the patient’s spouse had remained and not left.

However, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. She also failed to present a valid defense and evidence to support her claims. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplining the RN may result in further disciplinary sanctions.

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579