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Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN or LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. To avoid this, it is important to look for the right nurse attorney.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Abilene, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately three (3) years and four (4) months

On or about January 9, 2017, while employed, the RN failed to perform a positive patient (use of two patient identifiers) and instead used the label belonging to a previous patient that RN placed on the blood specimen of a patient. Additionally, the RN failed to verify the label with the patient or another worker after the collection of the blood specimen and instead inappropriately signed the initials of the patient. The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm in that the patient could have received inappropriate treatment based on the lab results.

In regards to the incident, the RN states her patient’s initial blood work was labeled with the correct labels and the patient asked her to initial them after checking them because she was too weak to write. The RN labeled them with the labels in the room. The RN states they are required to have either the patient or another worker verify the label before sending the blood to the lab. The RN had not realized that there were two labels in the room-one of the patients and one from the previous patient. And she claims that she initially checked the patient’ s labels; however, she signed the wrong sheet without realizing it. The RN dropped the blood off at the lab, but returned minutes later after realizing the wrong label was placed on the tube. The RN states she made a mistake by labeling FOR the patient and completely seeing the error that was made.

Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined for violating 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 on weekends.