The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Plano, Texas needs to follow several policies, rules, and regulations in order to prevent suspension or revocation of her RN license. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their license in danger if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, the said LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a medical facility in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and ten (10) months.
On or about April 15, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN inaccurately documented records for the Patient in that she documented on the Skilled Nursing Flow Sheet that the suction canister was cleaned at 0630; however, she documented that her home health visit ended at 0615. The action of the said LVN resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive subsequent caregivers who relied on the accuracy of the information while providing care to the patient.
It was on or about July 8, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN failed to assess the Patient after she received a report that the patient was extremely lethargic after dialysis. The LVN’s conduct exposed the Patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm from complications of her condition and may have contributed to the patient’s subsequent demise.
Concerning the occurrence, the LVN states that a little while after the patient returned to the floor from dialysis, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) told her that the patient was unable to sit up in her wheelchair to go to the dining room. The said LVN recalls the CNA did not express any sense of urgency or concern about the patient’s condition so she did not believe the information represented a significant event or change in the patient’s condition. The said LVN adds that the CNA did not ask her to assess the patient. The LVN states she informed the Patient’s nurse of the CNA’s information, and further states had she known the nurse was not going to assess the patient, she would have looked in on the patient at the end of her shift at 1400.
However, due to the lack of a nurse attorney to help her properly defend her side, the LVN was put into discipline by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your RN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing for negligence or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.
Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.