Conducting incomplete documentation could cause LVNs to lose their hard-earned license. Such conduct could contribute to inaccurate and poor-quality care to patients. If an LVN is in such trouble, ask a nurse attorney to help you fight against allegation cases.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Harlingen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about August 12, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Harlingen, Texas, LVN failed to discontinue and/or document discontinuation of a Zosyn infusion after a patient reported itching and burning. Additionally, LVN administered a Benadryl injection to the patient but failed to document in the patient’s medical record regarding the administration of Benadryl or follow up assessment after administration. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the incident, LVN states that the patient reported some itching to her arm while getting the infusion. LVN states that slight redness was noted but no raised welts, shortness of breath, or significant changes to vitals were noted. The physician was notified and examined the patient and ordered Benadryl but said the patient could still receive the infusion. LVN states that he administered the Benadryl, and the patient was fine. LVN adds that his medication scan rate was 97-100% so he is not sure why it did not show up on the medication administration record; it may not have been documented since emergency medical services arrived quickly to transport the patient.
The above action constitutes 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)(I) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),&(12).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas nurse attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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