Every practicing RN license holder in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. The nursing profession is not an easy journey. An RN who commits any violation can place her RN License in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an RN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Any action that may compromise the career of a nurse, but can be defended properly by a nurse attorney should the nurse provides a good reason.
On or about December 9, 2016, while employed as a charge nurse in a rehabilitation center in Weatherford, the RN failed to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for a patient. Subsequently, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived and placed patient on cardiac monitor, transported the patient to the hospital, and patient expired. The RN’s conductwas likely to injure that patient in that improper resuscitation and emergencycare techniques may result in ineffective lifesaving treatment, possibly resultingin death.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN a chance to defend her case. She states that the patient was assessed after thefamily informed the RN the patient was not breathing, and chest compressionswere started by the RN. She states Emergency Medical Services (EMS) wasactivated, and when they arrived EMS took over CPR efforts on the patient. She further states that in her defense, shewas unaware that it was mandatory to apply the AED during CPR.
As a result, her RN license was disciplined and suspended by the Texas BON. She did not have an experienced attorney to fully defend her case led to this decision by the Texas BON.
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