Being a nurse and seeing patients recover with such great results is very rewarding to nurses. However, some nurses tend to do their duties in an inappropriate manner. Poor nursing care can be a result of overworked, long working hours, stress, and many more which are common in nursing. This should not be tolerated, as nurses are expected to give the proper care needed by the patients. Those nurses who neglect to do their duties properly are sanctioned by the Board. This case scenario for nurses should be dealt with properly with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical and rehabilitation facility in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years.
On or about February 15, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical and rehabilitation facility in Midland, Texas, LVN failed to activate emergency services when a patient was found ashen and unresponsive in bed. Instead, LVN performed chest compressions while another nurse used an Ambu Bag to provide respirations for approximately ten (10) minutes before LVN called for resuscitation efforts to stop. The patient was a Full Code status and did not have a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order. In addition, LVN exceeded her scope of practice when she pronounced the patient deceased. LVN’s conduct deprived the patient of continued resuscitation efforts and emergency care, which may have contributed to his demise.
In response, LVN states she has participated in multiple codes, but she panicked because this was her first code at this facility.
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)(M)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her 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.
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