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The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a skilled and experienced nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN. This is what exactly happened to a certain RN in Lubbock, but failed to hire a good nurse attorney.

On or about November 8, 2013, through November 9, 2013, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to notify the physician when a patient, who was admitted for complications after a kidney biopsy, had no urine output for four hours during her shift. The next shift notified the nephrologist and the patient required surgical intervention due to a clot blocking urine flow. Her conduct delayed the onset of medical intervention that was needed to prevent further complications.

On or about December 22, 2015, through December 23, 2015, while employed in the same medical facility in Lubbock, the RN failed to assess and/or accurately and completely document the neurovascular status of a patient’s lower extremities. Her conduct deprived the patient of detection and timely intervention in the event the patient experienced complications from a cast to his bilateral lower extremities. In addition, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further care for the patient.

On or about June 12, 2016, through June 13, 2016, the RN failed to notify the patient’s physician when she was unable to obtain a blood pressure reading at 8:20pm, when the patient had blood pressures of 150/102 at 10:15pm and 153/92 at 11:25pm, nor when his blood pressure was unobtainable at 3:33am the following morning. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from complications of continued high blood pressure and deprived the physician of the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions.

The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the RN to defend against the accusation. However, she failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her RN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again. It may be okay to get close to a patient or student. But make sure that it’s within the scope of your own practices, as it can cause problems and may cause further harm and issue to anyone.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.

The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for confidential consultation.