The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations as well as charged with a case may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational
Nurse in a medical facility in Quitman and had been in that position for two years and six (6) months.
On or about October 2, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Quitman, the LVN failed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when a patient was without a pulse, blood pressure, or respirations. The resident was designated as a Full Code patient with a physician order stating CPR/Full Code.
In addition, the LVN failed to initiate CPR even after the Director of Nursing repeatedly instructed the LVN to start CPR because the patient was full code status.
In response to the incident, the LVN states the patient had very pale, cool skin, and no respiration, blood pressure, heart rate, or oxygen saturation reading, so she instructed the nurse assistant to check the patient’s code status. It was confirmed that the patient was in Full Code status.
Instead of starting cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), she states she reported that the patient was deceased to the Director of Nursing and the Nurse Practitioner.
When summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined for violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Avoid a 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.