A licensed nurse in Texas whether an RN or an LVN can and may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her license. Otherwise, the Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order the revocation of her license.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a health facility in New Braunfels, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about March 28, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the said LVN failed to immediately initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) upon observing Patient M.W. as unresponsive; instead, the LVN instructed an unlicensed staff member to initiate CPR and call 911 while the LVN left the room in search of an automatic external defibrillator (AED). Subsequently, another nurse initiated CPR, but the patient could not be resuscitated. The LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in resuscitation efforts and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response to the occurrence, the LVN mentioned that she assessed the patient and felt a weak pulse. The LVN further states she directed a staff member to start chest compressions, and she left the patient with the staff member in order to search for an automatic electronic defibrillator (AED) and to summon the registered nurse for assistance.
Therefore, based on the findings of the Board, the LVN received disciplinary action to ensure further safety and accurate documentation as she works in the future which may also serve as her lesson learned. She could have hired a nurse attorney for instances such as this.
So if you’re summoned by the Board for a hearing against your case if you ever did a minor mistake at work, it’s best to consult a nurse attorney first. For further information and if you wish to schedule a private consultation, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, can assist you by dialing his number at (832) 428-5679. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, is an experienced nurse attorney who handled various nurse cases since 2006.