The outcome of the patient’s health will be based on the nurse’s efforts and proper care. But if an RN conducts improper care which can harm the patient, he or she may face complaints or allegation cases. An LVN should come prepared before appearing or facing the Board. A nurse attorney can be your defense against circumstances.
On or about November 18, 2019, while employed as an LVN with a pediatric healthcare provider in Corpus Christi, Texas, LVN failed to ensure that a needle was securely attached to the barrel of the syringe while administering an influenza vaccine to a patient. Subsequently, the needle became dislodged from the syringe barrel, resulting in the needle being left in the patient’s thigh and medication spilling onto the patient’s leg. LVN’s conduct caused the parents emotional distress and exposed the patient to the risk of harm from improperly administered intramuscular medications, including possible infection and/or blood loss.
In response to the above incident, LVN states the needle became detached from the barrel of the syringe causing the needle to become lodged in the child’s thigh. LVN also states she informed the physician of the incident and apologized to the parents. Furthermore, LVN states it is now her practice to double-check all syringe/needle attachments prior to administration.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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