When you are a professional nurse in Texas, one of the things that you must never forget is to follow the laws imposed by the State. Aside from this, a RN or LVN nurse is expected to abide by the rules and regulations set by the Texas Board of Nursing. Non-compliance with these laws and statutes can have severe consequences. As such, every professional with a nursing license must act in accordance with the oath of the profession. For failure to do so, the consequences may include the suspension or revocation of a license.
There are many cases in Texas wherein a licensed nurse is terminated from his employment due to certain violations of the hospital or clinic policies. In some instances, a nurse may also be subject to an administrative case before the Texas Board of Nursing. At this point, it is important to note that the complaint may be filed by any interested party or by the Board itself. Once a case is filed, a hearing will follow wherein both parties are given the opportunity to air their side.
The common mistake of most RN nurses is not finding the right nursing defense attorney to help them with their cases. This is exactly what happened to the case of Melissa who obtained a nursing license in the early 2010 The LVN nurse was engaged in private home nursing care. Everything went well during the beginning of her career. However, as years go by, she started to commit some acts in violation of the Texas state laws. At the same time, she was also alleged to have violated the rules and regulations issued by the Texas Board of Nursing.
While employed as a LVN nurse with a health care facility in Houston, Texas, Melissa administered intravenous total parental nutrition (TPN) to the patient assigned to her. This was a normal protocol to follow. However, there was an error committed because the administration of the TPN was made at infusion rates faster that ordered by the physician. The conduct of the LVN nurse exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of administering TPN at incorrect rates Including fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
The LVN nurse ignored the notice sent by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). The proceeding continued without her getting an opportunity to defend herself. Eventually, she lost in the administrative case. What happened to Melissa is only a clear example of how difficult it is for a registered nurse to go undefended before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.