The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
On or about April 15, 2013, while employed as an Agency Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the RN administered Labetalol 12.5 milligrams intravenously to a patient, who was having tachycardia and hypertension, without a physician’s order. Consequently, the patient had a cardiac arrest, was revived, but remained in critical condition. The RN’s conduct contributed to the patient suffering adverse reactions.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the RN because they want to hear her side of the story and to defend herself.
During the hearing, the RN states that she did administer Labetalol to the patient after the patient’s heart rate increased. She states she did not take time to scan the drug and the Patient’s risk band to confirm the drug had been ordered for the patient because she felt that the patient needed the drug urgently. The RN acknowledges the patient suffered a cardiac arrest after administering the drug but cannot tell whether or not the labetalol caused the arrest.
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the RN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many 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.
Any type of accusations 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.
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.