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Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An RN from Houston, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty.

At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and one (1) month.

On or about March 1 7, 2018, through May 21, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to appropriately instruct, verify competency, and adequately supervise the performance of delegated tasks to unlicensed personnel to the patient regarding medication administration, measuring vital signs, dressing changes, and re-positioning of the patient. Additionally, the RN inappropriately delegated the task of wound care dressing changes to unlicensed personnel. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of injury from adverse complications of fluctuations in blood pressure and pressure ulcer progression, including possible heart attack and/or sepsis.

On or about March 17, 2018, through May 21, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to accurately and completely document in the medical record of a patient all provider orders, physician notifications, drug allergies, wound assessments, wound care rendered, nursing interventions related to changes in blood pressure, and the patient’s responses to same. The RN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

On or about April 10, 201 8, through May 1, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to administer Santyl ointment to a patient as per physician orders to facilitate wound healing. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.

In response to the incidents, the RN states vital signs were often obtained by unlicensed staff while under her direct supervision. Further, the RN states unlicensed staff were in-serviced on pressure sores, wound changes and repositioning, and this is documented in the nursing notes. The RN also states she performed wound care for the patient. Furthermore, the RN states vital sign measurements and oxygen saturations obtained on the patient were within normal limits from April 20, 201 8, through May 20, 2018.

Furthermore, the RN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN. 

Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. 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 attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579