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At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) years and five (5) months.
On or about September 22, 2020, through September 31, 2020, while utilizing a Privilege to Practice (PTP) nursing from the State of Texas, and employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Lewisville, Texas, LVN failed to administer four (4) tablets of Hydromorphone 2mg, one (1) syringe of Morphine Sulfate 2mg, one (1) tablet of Oxycodone/ Acetaminophen 5/325mg, two (2) tablets of Oxycodone 10mg, and one (1) vial of Hydromorphone 2 mg to five (5) different patients as ordered by a physician in that LVN administered medications ordered for pain when he documented either no pain or a pain score that did not match the pain scale requirements of the order. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response to the above incident, LVN states he administered the medications as ordered by the physician.
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)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
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.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.