Working as a nurse can be challenging. There are several laws and regulations that every LVN or RN nurse must follow. In case of failure to abide with the state-imposed statutes and regulations, there is a high possibility that the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) will revoke the nursing license. The said Board is the government agency that is mandated to regulate the nursing profession in Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) makes it to a point that all administrative cases are heard properly. The members of the Board convene whenever there are cases that must be decided. When it comes to coming up with a resolution or decision, the majority members of the Board must convene. Only when there is a quorum that they are allowed to conduct business during meetings.
At this point, it must be noted that every LVN or RN nurse has the right to due process before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). No LVN or RN nursing license is revoked automatically. There is a great need to undergo the process of trial and hearing in order to find out whether the nurse involved in guilty of the charged offense. This is what happened to the case of Bernadette.
The RN nurse failed to verify that the correct medication was being administered to one specific patient during her shift. Consequently, the on-coming shift discovered that the patient was receiving an intravenous (IV) infusion of Flolan, which was ordered for another patient, in error. The RN nurse, Bernadette, unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm from adverse effects of Flolan administration, including hypotension and bracycardia.
When the administrative body of the hospital found out about the said conduct, the RN nurse was immediately suspended from work. A complaint was filed against the RN nurse before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). She was found guilty for the wrongful act conduct on the ground that what she did placed the life of the patient in great danger. As a result, the Board decided to take away her nursing license and prohibited her from engaging in any related activities to her profession.
What happened to the RN nurse in this case is really disheartening. This is why it is important to find the best nursing defense attorney in town. If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for use of drugs/alcohol or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Defense Attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license.