Misconduct is an action that may compromise the career of a nurse, but can be defended properly by a nurse attorney should the nurse provides a good reason. This is a matter that should be defended properly, especially if the RN or LVN values their career. If the nurse attorney is more experienced, the better defense the nurse may receive.
The instances of medical malpractice occurred on or about March 26 1, 2016, when an LVN based in Houston, misappropriated a patient’s medication from the medication cart and provided it to a certified nurse aide who’s complaining of nausea. The resulting action would have defrauded the patient due to lack of supply despite the transaction over the medications, and might cause the patient to suffer from adverse effects due to lack of physician’s order.
Another incident of misconduct was done on or about March 26, 2016, where the LVN signed out the following medications:
- Tyenol #3
The following medication was signed out for eight patients. However, the LVN failed to document the administration of the aforementioned medicines to the patients in the Medication Administration Records or Nurse’s Notes. The same incident happened from March 26 to 28, 2016, where the LVN failed to administer and document medication to 23 residents.
The resulting actions would have caused further injury to the resident patients in the hospital. It could also lead to a non-efficacious treatment by the residents to their respective patients. The said instances of misconduct eventually placed the hospital under violation.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN a chance to defend her case. She stated that she was passing the medications when the CNA complained of nausea and vomiting, which is the same for about 20 residents in the hospital. She added that she gave her medication because she thought it’s for the residents and staff of the facility, along with the fact that they were short staffed at the time.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The instances of misconduct can be defended further should the LVN hire a skilled nurse attorney. For a private consultation, you may contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by dialing him at (832)-428-567.