The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a Dallas RN attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for three months.
On or about October 13, 2018, the LVN failed to crush and Trazodone, Melatonin, and Depakote and mix in peanut butter as ordered by the physician, prior to administering to a patient, who was on suicide watch. She inappropriately administered the mediations whole, but failed to look inside of the juvenile’s mouth after the administration of the medications to verify that the medications had been swallowed. Subsequently, the patient crushed and snorted the medications, became unconscious, and was required transport to the emergency room for evaluation.
During the hearing, the LVN admits that she did not crush the medicines as ordered or check the juvenile’s mouth after administering the medications due to being distracted. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that administration via inhalation instead of orally results in medication being available more rapidly throughout the body and could have resulted in symptoms of overdose including respiratory depression.
However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Dallas RN attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient Dallas RN attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact Dallas RN attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.