When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek the right nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case which may lead to revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas BON to discipline a nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.
On or about January 29, 2021, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Houston, Texas, RN failed to timely intervene at approximately 07:40 when a patient reported a headache and RN received notice that her blood pressure was elevated at 190/66. Instead, RN waited until 09:23 to begin administering medications, including anti-hypertensive medication, to the patient. Thereafter, RN failed to timely intervene by immediately calling for a Code Stroke when he rechecked the aforementioned patient’s blood pressure at 09:50, which was documented as 170/60, and documented the patient’s slurred speech and weakness at 09:55. Instead, RN spoke to another physician to assess the patient, the other physician contacted the patient’s physician, who ordered RN to call a Code Stroke, which he did at 10:13. Subsequently, the patient received a computed tomography (CT) scan at 10:58, which showed a hemorrhagic brain stem. The patient was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit and expired later that evening. RN’s conduct may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, RN states that he attempted to contact both physicians through the messaging system and then used his own cell phone to notify the doctors of the elevated blood pressure. RN states that other than the elevated blood pressure, the patient was asymptomatic and had a history of high blood pressure, which was alleviated with medication. RN states that he gave the patient her medications at approximately 9:24, her blood pressure went down, and the patient was stable. RN states that at 9:50, the patient began slurring her speech. As he had not been able to reach the two physicians, he asked another physician, who was rounding, to come check on the patient. The physician was able to contact the patient’s physician on her cell phone. RN states he spoke to the physician who advised calling a Code Stroke, which he immediately did.
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).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and his license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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