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In the realm of healthcare, timely and accurate medication administration is essential, particularly when a patient’s well-being is at stake. However, some LVNs take this for granted and found themselves facing a case from the BON. This is where the expertise of a nurse attorney becomes invaluable. They work diligently to find a resolution that upholds the standards of care and promotes patient welfare while protecting the legal rights and career of the nurse involved. In situations like the one described, nurse attorneys play a pivotal role in ensuring that the appropriate legal and professional steps are taken to address any potential breaches in patient care and to protect the nurse’s career and reputation.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.

On or about August 17, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Brownsville, Texas, LVN failed to administer Keppra as ordered by the provider to a patient, who was experiencing seizures. The ordered dose was not subsequently administered by another nurse until the next morning. 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 non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s seizures.

In response to the above incident, LVN states she was in another room with a higher acuity patient and was not notified at the time the above-mentioned patient experienced a seizure. LVN states she later went to assess the patient, but he had been transferred to his assigned bed on another floor. 

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.

If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.