Nursing assessment skills are one of a nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a Wichita Falls nurse attorney
On or about December 31, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Wichita Falls, the RN assisted the family member of a patient, who was bed-bound, by helping him place the patient into the bed of her truck after the patient was discharged from the facility. Her conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm.
In response to the incident, the RN states she contacted the house supervisor to discuss transport of the patient home by an ambulance given her bed-bound status. The house supervisor stated she would work on arranging an ambulance. Hours later the patient’s significant other arrived at the hospital and demanded that she be allowed to take the patient home in her truck. The patient also wanted to leave in the truck. The RN made multiple unsuccessful attempts to recontact the house supervisor to update her on the situation and check on her progress in arranging an ambulance.
The RN then spoke with her charge nurse to inform her about the situation and obtain her advice and support on what to do. The RN maintains the charge nurse stated they would have to let the patient leave in her significant other’s truck since she had been discharged and that is what the patient wanted to do. The RN, charge nurse, and nursing assistant then transported the patient to the truck and made sure she was safe and comfortable. Walking back into the hospital, the RN tried to contact her house supervisor again and this time was successful.
The RN notified her of what had occurred, and the house supervisor arranged to have the patient stopped before she left the hospital parking lot. The patient later left by ambulance. The RN asserts no harm occurred to the patient.
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 claim. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
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