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An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney.  Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the RN license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.

It was on or about September 18, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN spilled liquid nitrogen on the hand of Pediatric Patient AM during a wart removal procedure. Subsequently, the patient required wound care for the burns in the emergency room. The accident resulted in redness, pain, swelling, and blistering to skin areas that were not being treated for warts.

On or about September 18, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to completely assess and/or document findings and interventions for Pediatric Patient AM after the RN spilled liquid nitrogen on the patient’s hand during a wart removal procedure. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.

In the aftermath of the incident, the RN explained other options for wart removal to the parent of Pediatric Patient AM and tried to convince the mother not to proceed with cryotherapy. The RN states the patient’s mother insisted that she proceed with freezing warts, so the RN instructed Pediatric Patient AM to hold still. The incident occurred because the child jerked when the freezing began and the solution was accidentally applied to the patient’s fingers. The RN said that she immediately placed the patient’s hand under running water to clean the area of any residue and to alleviate pain, and there was a little redness to the patient’s hand afterward but there was no blistering when they left. The said RN also mentioned that she offered a Bactrim ointment prescription but the mother declined and she and the child left without returning to the exam room or completing the visit.

As a result, her RN license was disciplined and suspended by the Texas BON. She did not have an experienced attorney to fully defend her case led to this decision by the Texas BON.

Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of nurse attorney Yong J. An, for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for nurse attorney Yong.