Incorrect administration of medication and inaccurate documentation can bring a great risk of harm to any patient. It is part of the nurse’s duty to ensure that the patient was getting the needed care intended for their treatment. But if a nurse incorrectly administered the medication, there’s a corresponding consequence to it. The Board may summon you and subject you to disciplinary action or even worse than that. But a nurse attorney on the other hand can help you get through such a situation.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a licensed vocational nurse at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
It was on or about July 14, 2017, the LVN failed to administer two doses of Lorazepam to a patient, as ordered. Additionally, the LVN falsely signed the medication out on the facility’s count sheet. The LVN’s conduct created inaccurate narcotic records and was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer Lorazepam as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about July 14, 2017, the LVN failed to obtain and/or document the blood glucose levels of the patient and failed to administer insulin, as ordered. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer Insulin as ordered by the physician could result in complications from elevated blood sugars such as hyperglycemia and/or diabetic coma.
In regards to the incidents, the LVN admits to not giving the medications and states it was her fault that she did not document that she held the medications. The LVN states that both doses of Lorazepam were held in the narcotic box because the patient was sleeping on the table during breakfast time.
As a result of the above incident, the LVN was put into disciplinary action by the Board. However, the LVN failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney to help her with the case and made her regret not hiring a nurse attorney.
If a similar thing happened 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.