The outcome of the patient’s health will be based on the nurse’s efforts and proper care. However, if an LVN 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 best defense against any circumstances.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN working as a Home Health Nurse with a pediatric healthcare provider in Arlington, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about September 24, 2020, while employed as an LVN working as a Home Health Nurse with a pediatric healthcare provider in Arlington, Texas, and providing care for a patient, a nine-year-old tracheostomy dependent patient, LVN failed to report heart rate and respirations persistently outside normal parameters to the physician. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from lack of medical treatment for vital signs persistently out of normal range.
In response to the above incident, LVN reports she called the physician and left a message to call back as soon as possible, because of the patient’s condition and because the patient’s mother did not want to call 911 at this time. LVN reports the physician ‘s office called back the day after her shift, when she was not there.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.