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Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. This is the main reason why you should be careful when doing your job, or else, complaints or charges might be filed against you. Without the help of a nurse attorney, you might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Charge Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.

On or about January 16, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN inappropriately removed the patient from the heart monitor and escorted him to the restroom and left him unaccompanied. The patient was diagnosed with a Non-ST elevated myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and was awaiting transportation to the Intensive Care Unit. Subsequently, the patient was found ten (10) minutes later, down on the restroom floor and pulseless, and was unable to be resuscitated. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse complications of undetected and untreated changes in heart rhythm, including possible demise.

In response to the incident, the RN states that she did remove the patient from the heart monitor and escorted the patient to the restroom. The RN states that the patient was found in the restroom in cardiac arrest and did not survive. The RN states that there were several system issues that played into the situation. The RN notes that this incident occurred right around the time of shift change, and the RN had barely gotten a report when this patient requested to go to the restroom. The RN states that she had only received minimal information that the patient was going to be transferred for admission, but not any specifics beyond his diagnosis. The RN states that she was new to the facility and had not received adequate training on facility policies before being thrust into the role of charge nurse.

The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found the RN’s conduct violates a section of the Texas Occupations Code. Thus, her RN license was suspended, and placed on probation.

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right nurse attorney to handle her case. This had caused and led to the suspension of the RN license.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An and text or call nurse attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579.