Accusations are stressful issues for every nurse, except when a nurse attorney will assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital facility in Odessa, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months. On or about October 24, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to administer the correct dosage of medication to a patient, in that the LVN administered Propranolol 7 drams (25.87 ml), instead of 7 ml, as ordered. Subsequently, the student required EMS transport to the hospital and spent the night in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to be monitored for a low heart rate. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects due to possible overdosage of medication.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits she accidentally administered the wrong dose of Propranolol, giving the student 7 drams, instead of 7 milliliters, because she was told that the syringe usually used was not available so she did not measure the medication in the syringe provided by the student’s parents. The LVN states that she was returning to the classroom and her assigned patients when she passed the school clinic and noticed that the school nurse was very busy. The LVN states she was asked to administer heart medication to the patient and was told by the school nurse to use a medication cup instead of the syringe.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to 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, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.