The practice of the nursing profession can become a challenging one. There is a need to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of the nursing license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence. The government agency that has jurisdiction in handling administrative cases against an LVN or RN nurse is the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). But don’t worry because a nurse attorney can help and can be your defense when facing the Board.
An incident happened to an LVN in 2019. At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a medical center in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for thirteen (13) years and three (3) months.
On or about August 25, 2019, while employed as an LVN in a medical center in Amarillo, Texas, and in the role of Telemetry Monitor Technician, LVN failed to timely identify and report the sustained, abnormal heart rhythms of Patient A. Subsequently, after fifteen (15) minutes with abnormal heart rhythms, the patient experienced a cardiac arrest. LVN’s conduct delayed the patient’s emergent physician care and may have contributed to the patient’s change in cardiac condition.
In response, LVN states he notified the primary nurse when the patient had a 17-beat run of ventricular tachycardia (an abnormal rhythm)2040. LVN states he notified the charge nurse at 2115 because the patient’s heart rate was dropping, and shortly after, the charge nurse called a code.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and his license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by a nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing License Defense Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing License Defense Attorneys, Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. You may contact him by calling (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.