An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed in October 2016, was one of those examples.
On or about October 12, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Conroe, the LVN failed to direct the nursing assistant to stay with a patient during his bowel regimen. While unsupervised, the patient slid until his head
She also failed to document the assessment of the patient, after he was found with his head between the mattress and side rail of the bed, which lead to the patient being transferred to a local emergency room, where the patient was diagnosed with and treated for a head injury. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and may have contributed to the patient sustaining a head injury.
On or about October 25, 2016, the LVN failed to document an assessment aforementioned patient regarding the onset of obvious bloody urine and his medical record and was likely to injure the patient from care decisions made by subsequent caregivers based on incomplete, inadequate information.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding errors committed by an RN or LVN. Thus, she was called by the Board to defend against the case.
In response to the incident, the LVN states she administered a rectal suppository and delegated the task of periodically checking on the patient to the nursing assistant. She states the patient had no visual injuries, stable vital signs, and neck pain of 3-4 after she was notified of fall. According to the LVN, she notified the physician, who ordered neurological checks, but the patient’s family demanded that the patient goes to the hospital.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney in Conroe to provide clarifications towards the case.
It’s best to seek the help of a Conroe nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 16 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.