Whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving falsification of documents, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from Frisco, Texas is just one of the many examples of nurses who were found to be negligent while on duty.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Frisco, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately one (1) year and six (6) months.
It was on or about July 3, 2018, through July 4, 2018, the LVN administered Hydromorphone to a Patient in excess dosage of the physician’s order. The patient’s orders allowed the patient to receive Hydromorphone 5mg every two (2) hours. Instead, the LVN administered Hydromorphone 20mg on six (6) different occasions during her shift. Additionally, she failed to have a witness co-sign the narcotic pulls. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Hydromorphone in excess frequency and/or dosage of the physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
In response, the LVN states that the facility had instituted a new policy where LVNs had to have an RN cosign every narcotic that was administered. The RNs were so busy that they were annoyed at having to come to the medication room every time an LVN had to administer a narcotic, so the RNs told the LVNs to just sign the narcotics out on the count sheet, and at the end of the shift, the RNs would go back and cosign them all. The LVN also states that the patient did not have her own supply of pain medication, so the floor stock was being used. The patient’s order for pain medication was Dilaudid 4mg PO/SL Q2H ATC. The concentration of the floor stock Dilaudid was 5mg/5mL. On July 4, 2018, the LVN states she was informed that this patient had received her own bottle of Dilaudid. The concentration was 4mg/1mL. Having become accustomed to 5mg to 5mL while using the floor stock bottle, the LVN states drew up the wrong amount based on the floor stock container.
However, without valid evidence to defend her side of the story, the LVN may lose the case. Furthermore, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing disciplined the LVN may further.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579