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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

On or about August 29, 2016, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a hospital in Lakeway, the RN failed to ensure a urine sample was collected and sent to the laboratory for urinalysis, as ordered by the healthcare provider for a patient. Subsequently, the patient was admitted to the hospital on September 3, 2016, with a urinary tract infection (UTI) and sepsis. Her conduct contributed to the patient’s pain and suffering from delayed treatment for UTI and sepsis.

On or about October 12, 2016, the RN failed to assess and intervene for the patient, after she fell twice within fifteen hours. She failed to ensure the daughter of the patient, the patient’s legally responsible party, was notified regarding the patient’s a change in condition after the falls. The patient was vomiting, exhibiting slurred speech and had an oxygen saturation of 70%. EMS was called and the patient was transported to the hospital, where she admitted for pyelonephritis, hypoxia, UTI, and pneumonia. She was also found to have acute fractures of the thoracic spine.

Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.