Your RN license is one of your most valuable assets. You need to protect your license as well as your right to practice as best as you can. If you are summoned to appear before a licensing board regarding a disciplinary incident, you will need an experienced nurse attorney who knows how to handle nurse cases.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about June 20, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Harlingen, Texas, RN failed to timely escalate and/or intervene for the elevated blood pressures for a patient, which were documented as 178/104 at 09:32, 185/103 at 14:58, and 197/106 at 18:50. At 18:55, RN paged the physician and received an order for anti-hypertensive medication but failed to administer the medication to the patient. Subsequently, at 19:30, the nurse on the following shift found the patient unarousable with a blood pressure of 214/103 and notified the physician. The patient was found to have an intracerebral hemorrhage and expired the following day. RN’s conduct may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response to the above incident, RN states that the doctors were aware of the elevated blood pressure when they rounded. RN states that the patient showed no neurological death throughout the day and was able to walk and talk. RN states that towards the end of his shift, the patient left for a CT scan, and arrived back at shift change.
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)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the RN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his RN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. 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.