Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in such a situation subjected to disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing, she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Board may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN / LVN license.
The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nurse (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN / RN are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws.
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN on or about October 15, 2015. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a private nurse in a hospital in Corpus Christi.
During the said date, the LVN falsely documented a physician’s order to discontinue a Farrell bag used to ventilate feeding tube systems, on a patient, without the physician’s consent or notification.
The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the LVN states that one day the patient’s mother was concerned as the formula had backed up into the Farrell bag. She states she researched the issue and found that formula can back up if the line becomes kinked. She further indicates that a few days later the patient’s mother told her that she didn’t want her child to use the Farrell bag anymore.
The LVN additionally relates that she told the patient’s mother that she would need a doctor’s order to discontinue it, informed the nurse of the situation, calle the physician and received an order that it was okay to discontinue the bag.
However, the Texas BON found her guilty for her deeds. Thus, her LVN license was suspended.
She failed to justify her case to the Texas BON by not hiring a nurse attorney that will properly defend her.
Avoid committing the same mistake she did. If you’re looking for a nurse attorney, immediately contact the office of nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679.