An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about March 9, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Lubbock, Texas, RN was accused of the following:
- RN failed to verify the bed alarm was on and working for a patient during safety checks performed after 1630. RN’s conduct resulted in the patient falling out of the bed while getting out unassisted and laying on the floor for an unspecified time. RN’s conduct delayed the onset of the patient’s emergency medical care that was needed to prevent further complications.
- RN failed to document in the medical record of the above-mentioned patient an assessment of the patient and calling the rapid response team for an unwitnessed fall/suspected injury after the patient was found on the floor calling for help. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have complete and accurate information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the above accusations, RN states she did not intentionally mislead anyone, and thought she had checked and that the alarm was on. RN states she did get very upset concerning the incident and believes she forgot to come back and check her documentation in the medical records after documenting in the incident report records.
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)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The evidence against the RN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her nursing license under disciplinary action.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right defense attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.