The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to, in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas. But if something happens, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. This attorney can help any RN/LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of the license of RN/LVN in Texas.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and eight (8) months.
On or about September 23, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility in Edinburg, Texas, LVN did the following:
1. LVN administered Patient A’s evening medications to Patient B in error. As a result, Patient B began drooling, had an unsteady gait, slurred speech, was incontinent of urine, and was combative and agitated. Individual RW was subsequently transported to the Emergency Room (ER) for assessment and observation. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of incorrect medications could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and contributed to the patient’s subsequent change in condition.
2. LVN failed to administer Gabapentin, Risperidone, and Lithium to the aforementioned Patient B at 1200, as ordered by the physician. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failing to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment.
3. LVN falsely documented that he administered Lithium and Risperidone to the aforementioned Patient B at 1412 and 1413, respectively, in that Patient B was in the ER at that time. LVN’s conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information to base their decisions for future care.
In response, LVN states he was working two units that day, and at the time of the incident, LVN states he was at the other unit, which was only 20 yards away. LVN states that nobody contacted him, talked to him, or questioned him about what happened that day.
The above actions constitute 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)&(1)(I) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A),(6)(H),(10)(B)&(12).
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected his LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. His defense would have gotten better if he sought legal consultation from a nurse attorney as well.
So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who represented over 150 various nurses in their cases for the past 16 years. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.