Working as a nurse can be challenging. There are several laws and regulations that every LVN or RN nurse must follow. In case of failure to abide by the state-imposed statutes and regulations, there is a high possibility that the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) will revoke the nursing license. But in case you will be in such circumstances, a nurse attorney can greatly help with any disciplinary cases. The said Board is the government agency that is mandated to regulate the nursing profession in Texas.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Denton, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
It was on or about February 4, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and was assigned to provide private duty nursing care to a patient, the LVN failed to administer medications and/or treatments as ordered by a physician. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
And on or about February 3, 2019, through February 4, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and was assigned to provide private duty nursing care to the aforementioned patient, the LVN failed to document and/or accurately and completely document skilled nursing care in the patient’s medical record, including oxygen saturation levels on the ventilator flow sheet. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the incidents, the LVN states that she was informed that her documentation for the shift was incomplete and was given the opportunity to do paper notes for her shift, because due to technical difficulty apparently not all her documentation had been saved. The LVN states she indeed documented and saved all of her entries as required every two hours. The LVN was asked to explain how she saved her documentation and it was then brought to her attention that she was missing a step. The LVN adds that she was never at any time informed by any supervisor of issues with medication administration, and she signed and administered all medications, water flushes, and a nebulizer treatment.
The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. What happened to the LVN nurse, in this case, is really disheartening. This is why it is important to find the best nursing defense attorney in town. If you have received a letter from the Texas BON for complaints or any other offense charges, it is best to consult an experienced Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at 832 428 5679. who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your nursing license.