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Any LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever a LVN or a RN finds himself in such a situation, she will need to find the best Texas RN license nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN/LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN/LVN license.

On or about April 14, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, LVN placed a rectal tube in a patient without a physician’s order and after it had been noted the patient had blood in her stool. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from further medical complications.

In response to the above incident, LVN admits using a modified Malecot tube to collect stool samples for analysis. LVN denies her conduct was likely to injure the patient from further medical conditions. As a prudent nurse, LVN states she was constantly monitoring for any blood in the stool given this patient’s medical history and condition. LVN explains that she noticed some hematochezia just before 04:00 and alerted the provider on call for the evening. LVN states the plan was to obtain some stool samples to send for testing. In order to obtain these samples, LVN states a Malecot tube was used. The Nurse Practitioner came to the bedside, stayed for some time, monitoring the flow of stool excreting from the patient and the order was then placed.

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10),(12)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(B),(1)(E),(4)&(5).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. 

Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN/LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.