Any type of accusations or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Lubbock wherein several accusations are filed against her negligence at work.
On or about April 28, 2008, an LVN from Austin made false entries in the original triage sign-in sheet for a patient who presented to the Emergency Department complaining of the chest, by changing the patient’s time of arrival to one (1) hour later. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive subsequent caregivers who relied on the accuracy of the information while providing care to the patient.
During the hearing, the LVN states that when the on-coming physician asked her about the patient she told him she gave the chart to the PA and that EKG had not been done. She states “When I changed the triage time I honestly thought I had looked at the time wrong when I saw the times I had given the aspirin and when the labs & EKG were ordered. I didn’t believe it took an hour to triage the patient as I was triaging while placing him on the monitor, oxygen and obtaining a saline lock.”
The LVN was given the chance to defend herself. Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing believes that the LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive subsequent caregivers who relied on the accuracy of the information while providing care to the patient.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse 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 nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.