Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about January 29, 2008, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Houston, the LVN withdrew Meperidine and Hydrocodone from the Medication Dispensing System (Pyxis) for patients, but failed to document, or accurately document the administration, including signs, symptoms and responses to the medications in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and Nurses Notes.
Her conduct above was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the 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