If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire the right nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006.
This is what happened to a certain LVN in Dallas on December 2016. During the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Houston and had been in the position for about ten months.
On or about December 20, 2016, the LVN failed to verify that the correct medication was being administered to a patient, and administered the incorrect medication to the patient. During a Rapid Response Team activation, the physician ordered for the administration of two doses of Flumazenil, but the LVN administered two doses of Narcan to the patient in error.
This conduct done by the LVN was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. During the hearing, she states that during the Rapid Response Team activation for the patient, the Charge Nurse handed her a medication to administer to the patient, and the physician told her to administer 0.2 mg to the patient.
The LVN further states that she administered the medication as verbally instructed. The physician ordered for an additional dose to be given, which she administered. She states that when she scanned the medication afterwards that they realized the physician had ordered Flumazenil and not Narcan. The LVN additionally states that she informed the Charge Nurse and Physician immediately.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing complaints or allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
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