Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines. As a matter of fact, the RN or LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. To avoid this, it is important to look for the right nurse attorney.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN license and LVN license. The BON has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
A perfect example of this happened to a LVN. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for just two months.
On or about November 28, 2015, the LVN did not take reasonable steps to ensure a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) for a patient was completed every four hours or PRN, as ordered, and did not take reasonable steps to ensure that Staff was completing and documenting safety checks every 30 minutes.
It was the responsibility of the staff technician to complete and document safety checks every thirty) minutes, as this had been delegated to the staff technician.
Because of this, the LVN and the staff technician were summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing. During the hearing, the staff technician informed and reported to the LVN that he had completed and documented safety checks as required with no noted unusual findings regarding the patient during the entirety of this shift.
Further, the LVN provides that she checked in routinely, regularly, and personally with the tech during this shift and the tech never reported to her anything out of the ordinary or unusual with respect to any patients’ condition or status, other than the fact that the subject patient appeared to be sleeping.
The LVN was given the chance to defend her license but she failed due to lack of proper defense from a nurse attorney. Unfortunately, her LVN license was disciplined.
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