Any accusations of professional misconduct should never be taken lightly. Even if you are certain that you have done nothing to such allegations, do not face the charges alone. You might end up leaving unprepared to answer questions which could, in turn, lead to you being deemed culpable. Therefore, hiring a Katy nurse license attorney is the best option. R150125N6351
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Midwife in Katy, Texas and had been in this position for three years and four months.
On or about April 17, 2013, the RN failed to accurately assess and timely intervene in the care of postpartum a patient, who experienced perineal swelling, severe pain, moderate to severe bleeding and syncope.
Instead, the RN attributed the patient’s signs and symptoms to hemorrhoids. In addition, the RN failed to consult with a physician, or timely transport the patient to the hospital when the patient’s symptoms were unrelieved.
Consequently, after the family drove the patient to the hospital in their private vehicle, and upon the physician’s examination, the patient was found to have concealed hemorrhages that required emergency surgery, multiple blood transfusions and admission to the Intensive Care Unit.
The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from complications of misdiagnosed concealed hemorrhages, including possible demise.
Subsequently, the RN failed to document and monitor a patient’s vital signs from 7:30 pm through 11:40 pm. When the patient’s blood pressure was assessed at 11:40 pm, it was found to be 152/98. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it deprived subsequent care givers of vital information on which to base further nursing care and interventions.
In response to the incidents, the RN states that the blood loss was a hidden hemorrhage and that the patient’s vital signs were not indicative of hemorrhage. The RN also states that in the future she will not hesitate to transport a client whose pain or any vital sign remains out of the ordinary, and will consult with a physician in a more timely manner as well.
The hospital has revised its policies that a Director will be called for any unusual pain, vital signs, and when a client does not keep low risk parameters. All emergent transfers will be via ambulance without exception.
Once a charge from the Board is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced Katy nurse license attorney knows how to avoid these pitfalls.
Your RN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a nurse attorney is your best option. Attorney Yong J. An is a Katy nurse license defense attorney in Texas that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.