LVN nurse is governed by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). It is the government agency in the state of Texas that has jurisdiction to hear and decide cases arising from the nursing profession. This is the body that can entertain cases or complaints filed against an RN or LVN nurse in the country. The members of the Board will render a decision or resolution after a complete trial and hearing process. All orders that are issued by the Board are made after a thorough and deliberate discussion on the facts and issues of the case.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) must state the laws or regulations from which they base their decisions, orders or resolutions. From the moment of submitting an Application for Initial Licensure Examination up to the time of practicing the profession, all nurses are already under the administration of the Board. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing already has a right to question all entries provided in the application forms that are filed by vocational or registered nurses.
In the case of James, it was alleged that on or about January 22, 2017, while employed as an LVN nurse with senior care facility in Dallas, Texas, James failed to notify the physician after a resident patient was later diagnosed with a fractured femur. The proper thing that the nurse should have done was to create a record for what took place and call a physician for immediate assistance. However, the LVN nurse only waited until the end of her shift and notified the oncoming shift nurse that the patient involved might need an x-ray.
When the LVN nurse went home, it was found out that the resident patient was later diagnosed with a fractured femur. Clearly, the acts of the LVN nurse unnecessarily delayed the onset of medical interventions needed to prevent complication and may have contributed to the patient’s continued pain. In response to this finding of fact, the LVN nurse stated that the patient complained of 7-8/10 pain at approximately one in the afternoon. Because of this, she gave the patient a “pain pill.” At the same time, she also stated that she even assisted a can with a gait belt at three in the afternoon.
The LVN nurse also said that she did not notice any redness, bruising, or abnormalities of the patient’s leg. She admitted that she was able to observe the resident be crying in the TV room for around one to two minutes. However, the patient eventually stopped crying so she believed that there is nothing to worry about. The LVN nurse, only provided a list of defenses to fight the allegations of the patient. Unfortunately, the Texas BON still adjudged him guilty for his misconduct and wrongdoing. As a result, the Board ordered for the suspension of his license.
The LVN nurse should have been assist by experienced LVN nurse license attorney. Questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.