Any licensed nurse whether an RN or an LVN can be or may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in a situation that endangers his/her license and career, he/she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it will be the only chance to protect a nursing license. Otherwise, the Board of Nursing may discipline an RN/LVN if ever found guilty of any violation.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Weslaco, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 7, 2021, through April 8, 2021, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to administer Lantus, as ordered, to the Patient. Subsequently, the patient experienced hyperglycemia and required transfer to a higher level of care in order to receive a continuous intravenous infusion of insulin. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medication as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response to the incident, the RN states that he had completed orientation one month prior to the incident. The RN states that he checked the doctor’s orders for his assigned patients and began to assess his patients and administer medications. The RN states that he remembers that the patient’s blood glucose level was elevated, but did not require physician notification. The RN states that he informed the charge nurse when he administered sliding scale insulin to the patient. The RN states that the charge nurse informed him at 6:00 am, that there was an insulin order scheduled for 7:00 pm that had not been administered. The RN states that he did not see the order while he was administering medications. The RN states that he regrets that he did not see the order.
In response to the incident, the LVN denies the conduct outlined above. Although the LVN denies the accusation, the LVN was still put into discipline by the Texas Board of Nursing. However, without the help of an experienced nurse attorney will lead to the discipline of her license.
So if you’re summoned by the Board for a hearing against your case if you ever did a minor mistake at work, it’s best to consult a nurse attorney first. Avoid committing the same mistake that the RN did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.