Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence while at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Bryan, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while working.
At the time of the incidents, she was employed as an RN at a correctional facility in Bryan, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and seven (7) months.
On or about November 22, 2020, while employed as an RN at a correctional facility in Bryan, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN failed to notify the physician / provider regarding X-ray confirmation of fractures to the hands of two (2) different patients, delaying care to be rendered. RN’s conduct exposed the patients to risk of harm by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patients’ fractures.
- RN falsely documented a telephone order from the physician for another patient to receive Trazodone 150 mg, PO at HS, but the physician was on vacation and did not give a telephone order to RN for the medication to be administered. RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that administering medication without a physician’s order could result in possible over dosage of medication.
In response, RN states she did not intentionally fail to notify the physician regarding x-ray confirmation of the patients’ fractures and believed the fractures were known by the physician. RN states she relied on communication from another nurse employed with her and followed policy regarding documenting continued course of treatment, and that her documentation could have been made clearer, but she did not intentionally falsify documentation. Furthermore, RN states that she followed up with the supervising physician after the incident to clarify and understand the expectations and changes in policy which impacted her response to the incident. RN states that the supervising physician understood her response to the incident and that her response to the incident was not intentional and that some recent changes in policy contributed to the misunderstanding. RN states that the high volume of patients and infrequent availability of the treating physicians required her to make many difficult decisions regarding the priority of her time which contributed to this incident.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(6)(C).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her RN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.