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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that the RN from Carrollton committed was one of those examples.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) at a hospital in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and ten (10) months. 

On or about November 5, 2020, while employed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the Emergency Department (ED), the RN failed to assess and/or round on a patient, who presented to the ED with low blood sugar and seizure-like activity, from approximately 0317 to 0625. Patient RV was placed in one of the RN’s assigned rooms by the triage RN. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from undetected changes in condition. 

On or about November 5, 2020, the RN left her nursing assignment approximately 30 minutes before the end of her scheduled shift without giving a hand-off report to another nurse. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information to base their future care decisions on. 

Regarding the incidents and upon investigation, the RN claims she was not assigned this patient and never assumed care of the patient. The RN further states that since she did not have any patients in her care at the time, so there were no patients to hand off or report on when she left her shift. 

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.