The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN licenses. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas. Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eleven (11) months.
On or about April 26, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Plano, Texas, LVN administered one (1) unit of packed red blood cells (PRBC) to a patient without a physician’s order. Additionally, LVN falsely documented a telephone physician’s order for the above-mentioned patient to receive two (2) units of PRBC. Further, after the physician stated he did not want the patient to receive blood, LVN failed to discontinue the order for blood, which placed the patient at risk for receiving the second unit of PRBC. LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of iron overload and/or allergic reaction and deprived the hospital of blood products which could be utilized for other patients.
In response, LVN admits he took it upon himself to order the two units. LVN states he takes full responsibility for failing to recognize he was making an assumption that needed to be verified. LVN states he notified the oncoming night shift nurse that he had already administered 1 unit of PRBC to the patient, and the hospitalist had already notified the charge nurse. LVN further admits he was panicked about the situation and forgot to discontinue the order.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),&(6)(H).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against him. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.