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The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An RN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their RN license in danger. Therefore, nurses need a Texas nurse attorney to defend their case.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in Victoria, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and four (4) months.

On or about July 30, 2020, while employed as an RN with a hospice care provider in Victoria, Texas, RN failed to properly identify a patient who had just arrived at the facility via ambulance. Instead, RN admitted patient B in error as patient A, and she administered Haldol, Ativan and Morphine to patient B, per orders for patient A. Subsequently, when RN called the family to update them on patient A’s arrival, they informed her that their father had died in the hospital earlier that evening. RN’s conduct could have injured patient B from nursing care provided and medications administered without appropriate patient identification.

In response, RN states no family accompanied the patient and the ambulance service left no identifying paperwork. RN states the patient was in obvious distress, anxious, agitated and was grimacing, that the patient did not settle, and as needed medications Haldol and morphine were administered per orders.

The above action constitutes 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)(M)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B))&(4).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her RN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.