Any type of accusation can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Texas 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 incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a health facility in Laredo, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and two (2) months.
On or about December 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Operating Room (OR), the said RN posted a picture of herself in the OR and a picture of a patient’s necrotic foot, stating “Now who’s toe is this?” to a social media webpage. The RN’s conduct was contrary to the appropriate and therapeutic use of patient-related electronic media and harmed the public’s trust and view of the nursing profession.
In terms of the incident that happened, the said RN states that she went on leave in December 2019 and while she was on leave, she engaged in a private, members-only Facebook group for medical professionals, and in one of the comments of one of the Facebook posts, she posted a picture of herself in her scrubs and a picture of a foot that she obtained off the internet. According to the RN, the selfie picture of herself showing a very blurred profile of a person wearing medical scrubs in the background who appeared to be standing over an operating room table, presumably with a patient on it, covered in surgical sheeting. Furthermore, the person in medical scrubs is blurred to the point that the person is unidentifiable, and the patient on the table cannot be seen at all under the sheeting. The said RN also asserts that her own hospital badge is blurred in the picture such that neither she nor her workplace can be identified and that the picture of the unidentified foot contained no PHI or otherwise identifiable information and again states, that it was downloaded from the internet and already in the public domain.
However, without valid evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience, or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An, directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.