An experienced Dallas LVN Lawyer has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed on July 17, 2013 was one of those examples.
On or about July 17, 2013, an LVN from Dallas lacked fitness to practice professional nursing in that she exhibited impaired behavior while on duty, in that the LVN presented duty with the smell of alcohol on her person.
Subsequently, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of alcohol, in that she produced a specimen for a drug/alcohol screen which resulted in positive for alcohol. The use of alcohol by a Licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
Her conduct could also have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good Dallas LVN Lawyer to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever made any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced Dallas LVN Lawyer is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.