Are you interested in becoming an LVN in Houston? Did you know that your dream of becoming a LVN or RN is not an easy thing to achieve? You need a lot of focus and determination to finish your nursing education. Once you graduate, the next step to take is to pass the RN or LVN License board exam. Upon passing the examination, you are already considered as a member of the professional nurses in the state.
All LVN or RN is under the jurisdiction of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). All complaints or cases concerning the practice of the LVN or RN license are lodged before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Thereafter, the members of the Board will hear the case and decide on the issues or matters submitted for resolution. The parties charged are given opportunity to be heard. This is part of their right to due process.
In one of the recent cases decided by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), an LVN failed to defend her LVN license. Before a case was filed against her, she was employed as a staff nurse in a state hospital.
On or about January 13, 2017, the LVN administered a Risperdal injection to her patient, that was left over from another patient. The patient was ordered to have a 50 mg injection of Risperdal, an antipsychotic medication, but insurance declined, and the LVN administered two (2) 25 mg injections of Risperdal that were ordered for another patient.
Additionally, the failed to report to the provider and/or call emergency medical services (EMS) when the patient experienced a blood pressure reading of 154/112 mmHg, with dizziness and a headache, around the time of the injection. Subsequently, another nurse activated EMS approximately three (3) hours later and the patient was transported to a higher level of care. Nurse’s conduct was likely to defraud the patient and/or the facility of the cost of the medication.
Additionally, The LVN explains that she administered Risperdal to the patient as was validly prescribed by the treating psychiatrist. Her conduct resulted in a delay in treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications.
Unfortunately, she failed to properly defend her case upon the Texas BON. She was disciplined and her LVN license was suspended.
The same incident happened to another LVN. She was employed as a staff nurse in a state hospital before a case was filed against her.
On or about November 6, 2015, the LVN inappropriately administered Morphine and Fentanyl to her patient, outside the administration parameters of the physician’s orders. her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to correctly administer medication as ordered by a physician could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
As a defense in her case, the LVN states the patient was given Fentanyl 50mcg IV; however, she was still in a lot of pain. She also states in an attempt to be a good patient advocate, she pulled out the medications ordered and began “dosing” the patient. The LVN admits that she gave medications for a pain level above what they were ordered for. She further admits she should have clarified the orders with the anesthesiologist and had them re-written in order to cover the entire pain scale.
The LVN in Houston was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing and her License was suspended.
Avoid the same thing from happening to your LVN License. If you are looking for a Houston LVN defense attorney that has a proven track record in this practice area, contact the Law Firm of Yong J. An 24/7 by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation. Mr. An has over 10 years’ experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped several dozens of nurses in Texas protect their LVN and RN license.