A nurse attorney should be hired at all times whenever you undergo a case that may affect your nursing license. This is what an LVN from Houston should have done when she received a complaint regarding errors in her work. Take note that the Texas Board of Nursing can settle matters with a nurse attorney if one is present with the respondent during a case.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
The incident happened on or about July 16, 2018, through July 18, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to appropriately document in the medical record, an order for the patient to receive Macrobid 100mg. Instead, the LVN only documented the information on the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR). The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of reliable information.
Thus, the LVN was summoned and investigated by the Texas Board of Nursing. The LVN states that the medication was transcribed and she obtained it from the emergency box because there was a delay in obtaining it from the pharmacy. The LVN states the patient did not miss any antibiotic doses and she continued calling the pharmacy to order it.
However, her failure to look for an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to the suspension of her license. This is the mistake most of the LVN and RN make. It is why it is best to be always prepared and have options and solutions ready when a crisis arises.
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