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 (BON). 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 Texas Board of Nursing may discipline an RN/LVN if ever found guilty of any violation.
At the time of the initial incident, Respondent was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Sherman, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and one (1) month.
On or about August 12, 2019, through August 19, 201 9, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to verify physician medication orders and accurately transcribe medications onto the Medication Administration Record (MAR) of the newly admitted patient. Budesonide, Vitamin D, Lisinopril, and Levothyroxine were omitted from the MAR. Additionally, prescribed aspirin and multivitamin doses were not initialed as given during this time.
Subsequently, the patient did not receive all ordered medications including those prescribed for her diagnoses of hypertension and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The patient collapsed at her day habilitation program on August 19, 2019, and expired. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s cardiac and respiratory conditions.
On or about October 1 6, 2019, the RN submitted falsified medical records to the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) for the aforementioned patient. The RN provided a Medication Administration Record (MAR) that had additional medication entries, signatures indicating medication administration by the RN, and blood pressure and oxygen saturation readings that were not present on the original MAR reviewed by the Texas Department of Health and Human Services after the patient’s death. The RN’s conduct was deceptive.
In response to the incident, the RN states that upon arrival at the group home, the registered nurse reviewed and accurately transcribed all of the medications onto the MAR. The RN states that all medications were correctly and timely administered to the patient by the RN herself, and she denies that any were missed. The RN adds that she did not cause or contribute to the patient’s demise.
Therefore, as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) then decided to subject the RN and his license to disciplinary actions and further sanctions may apply if the Board may see fit for the violations the LVN committed. Charges may also be filed against the LVN due to falsifying documents. Such a case could be resolved if he should have contacted a nurse’s attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced nurse attorney. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.