In every proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), the first thing that you need to remember is to get the assistance of a nurse attorney. At this point, it is important to note that exercising your right to counsel will be beneficial on your part. Keep in mind that even if a legal counsel does not represent you, the proceeding or hearing of your case will continue. When this happens, there is a high probability that you will eventually lose in the case.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about May 8, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to safely position the patient in a recliner in that the LVN pulled the patient forward by one arm, put a pillow behind the patient, and then released the patient’s arm prior to the patient’s backside touching the pillow. Additionally, the LVN dragged the patient on the floor by the patient’s elbows. Furthermore, the incidents were captured on video surveillance wherein The LVN was heard using profanity and making a reference to liking cocaine in the presence of the patient. The LVN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered with or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In regards to the incident, the LVN states she placed a blanket and pillows on the floor and laid the patient on top of them, and then transferred the patient to the recliner and placed a pillow behind the patient for back support.
The LVN’s conduct constitutes a violation of the Texas Occupations Code according to the Board of Nursing. As a result, her license was disciplined and suspended.
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