Being a LVN in Texas is not an easy thing to do. There are so many things that you need to take into consideration like
Do not worry because the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) always conducts a hearing of all the cases before imposing any punishment or fine to the erring nurse. During the proceedings before the Board, the LVN is given an opportunity to be heard by defending herself. The assistance of a nurse attorney should also be one of the top priorities.
One perfect example of this is about an LVN. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical center in Waxahachie, Texas, and had been in that position for only seven months.
On or about November 30, 2017, while assigned to a patient, the LVN submitted an inaccurate visit note that included the patient’s vital signs, a comprehensive assessment, and a patient signature, which indicated she made an in-home visit.
Further, when confronted the LVN admitted to the Director of Nursing she discharged the patient over the phone.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. During the hearing, she admits to conducting a telephonic visit and states she was unable to find the correct format to document the visit.
The LVN further states she planned to collect the data and transfer the data to a telephonic visit note once she was able to locate it. She admits to entering vital signs but states she never intended to submit it.
She was given the chance to defend her case. However, the Texas BON found that the LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate information on which to base their care decisions.
Unfortunately, the series of events led to the decision of Texas BON to suspend her license.
Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.