When nurses are in a legal bind due to their work, they will need a nurse attorney to defend their case. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations. L191015N8603
The story of an RN in Dallas happens to be one of them. During the time of the initial incident, she was employed as LVN in a medical facility in Irving and had been in that position for one year.
On or about May 6, 2018, through May 7, 2018, May 20, 2018, and May 31, 2018, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a hospital in Irving, the LVN inappropriately administered Dilaudid to patients for a pain scale that was less than seven (7) to ten (10) ordered for Dilaudid.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in patients suffering from adverse reactions, and her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about May 20, 2018, the LVN withdrew 1 mg of Dilaudid for a patient from the medication dispensing system (Pyxis) at 2341, but failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedures for wastage of the unused portions of the medication. She administered 0.5 mg to the patient at 2342, but failed to timely waste the remaining 0.5 mg until 0849 on May 21, 2018. Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about June 5, 2018, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Amphetamine in that she produced a specimen for cause drug screen that resulted positive for Amphetamine. Subsequently, she disclosed that she was addicted to amphetamines for the past year, and that she reported to work and provided care to a patient under impairment and influence of amphetamines three (3) times over the preceding six (6) weeks.
The use of amphetamines by a Licensed Vocational Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in the patients’ condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. Thousands of attorneys out there offer help people with their legal difficulties. However, nurses will want to find one who understands their job.
In doing so, you need to approach one of the most experienced nurse attorney in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.