A nurse who was employed at a Houston Rehab Center faced reprimand with stipulations for her actions in December of 2015.
While she was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a Houston Rehab center, she failed to adequately assess a patient when she was informed by a Certified Nurse Assistant that the resident had a large quantity of blood in her undergarment. The nurse documented in the patient’s medical record that she was notified of the bleeding, however, she did not make any other assessment of the patient until assessing vital signs 2 hours later. The on-coming shift found the patient continuing to bleed, and required transport to the hospital for a blood transfusion. The nurse’s actions were likely to injure the patient due to unknown or undetected changes in condition and may have contributed to the patient’s blood loss.
In a second incident the same month, the nurse failed to document the patient’s medical record with the physician’s orders regarding the resident’s bleeding throughout her shift. The nurse’s actions were likely to injure the patient because subsequent care providers would not have accurate or reliable information to go on which to base their care decisions.
As a result of these two incidents, the nurse faced reprimand with stipulations. The outcome could have been worse if the patient expired.
Facing Reprimand or Revocation of Nurse License?
If you are facing disciplinary action by the Texas BON, it is imperative to take action quickly to set yourself up for a more favorable outcome or lessen the severity of the punishment/penalties.
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