The accusation is the beginning of struggles for any nurse. Once an accusation became a formal charge against a nurse, this could lead to a serious penalty and could cause your license. But such matter can be handled by a nurse attorney. Nurses around the world should know ways how to defend themselves in case a scenario happens.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (I) month.
An incident happened on or about March II, 2019, the LVN failed to document the blood sugar level reading of the patient at 0630 in the patient’s medical record. The patient was diabetic with end-stage renal disease.
In response to the incident, the LVN states he was supposed to leave his shift at 0600; however, the oncoming shift nurse was running late. The LVN states that she held the patient’s insulin at 0630 because he wasn’t sure when breakfast was going to be served. The LVN states he notified the oncoming shift nurse about the patient’s normal blood sugar level and that he held the insulin when she arrived at about 0700 and she said she would follow up. There is documentation of the bedside report and conversation among, the LVN, the oncoming nurse, and the patient in the medical record.
Because of the 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.
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.