Every practicing nurse license holder in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. The nursing profession is not an easy journey. An LVN who commits any violation can place her nursing license in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend a nursing license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason or put them into disciplinary action. Any action that may compromise the career of a nurse can be defended properly by a nurse attorney, and should the nurse provides a good reason.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and three (3) months.
An incident happened on or about May 21, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to administer tube feedings to a patient, as ordered by a physician. The LVN’s conduct was likely to Injure the patient in that failure to administer tube feedings, treatments, and medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
And on or about May 21, 201 9, the LVN falsified the patient’s Enteral Flow Record, in that she documented three scheduled morning feedings and waler flushes were completed per the physician order. However, according to the pump history, only two feedings and water flushes had occurred during the LVN’s shift. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
In response to the incident, the LVN’s statement contained no Information or response to the allegations. She discussed cleaning the medication cart and finding dirty vials.
Every nurse will be given the right of legal counsel and to defend her case. But this LVN’s case, she failed to find a nurse attorney that will surely help her case. As a result, her license was disciplined by the Texas BON. She did not have an experienced attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision t the decision of the Board.
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