Any type of accusation or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and three (3) months.
On or about May 12, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN failed to properly administer Heparin to a patient in that the RN injected a subcutaneous tuberculin syringe into the patient’s intravenous needleless system. The conduct of the RN may have degraded the needleless hub, which had to be replaced, exposing the patient to the risk of infection.
It was on or about June 17, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to ensure safety measures, including a bed alarm, were activated for the patient, a documented high-fall risk patient; subsequently, the patient experienced a fall resulting in fractures of the hip socket and pelvis. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to harm and may have contributed to the fall.
Concerning the events that happened, according to the RN, the ordered Heparin dose was too small to accurately measure with a 3ml syringe, so she immediately replaced the hub with a new one after injecting the tuberculin syringe containing the Heparin into the needleless port system. The RN mentioned that the nursing assistant turned off the bed alarm while they were assisting the patient and she was unaware the bed alarm had not been turned back on when the RN departed the room.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.