The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. 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 if not properly defended by a Houston nurse license attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L150130N6224
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about June 28, 2004 to an LVN in Houston.
On or about June 28 2014 while working as an LVN in a hospital in Houston, the LVN failed to consult the Medication Administration Record MAR prior to the administration of Baclofen to a patient administered an excessive dose of Baclofen to the patient when the error was discovered the patient was transported to the hospital for treatment and monitoring.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from adverse reactions to over dosage of Baclofen including drowsiness hypotension and multiple organ system failure.
Subsequently, the LVN failed to ensure that the documentation in the MAR of the aforementioned patient was accurate.
The LVN’s documentation in the MAR reflects that the ordered dose administered though the error is documented in the nursing notes.
The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record was likely to harm the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.
During the hearing, the LVN admits she overlooked checking the Medication Administration Record prior to administration of medication and gave all of the pills left in the pill cutter to the patient.
The LVN states that she asked the mother if those were all of the medications for the hour and the mother answered yes.
Later the mother noticed the pill cutter was empty and asked if the LVN had given the patient all of the pills to which the LVN admitted she had.
The LVN states that she notified her supervisor and advised the mother to call 911 or take her daughter to the hospital.
However, due to lack of evidence and an expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled Houston nurse license attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right Houston nurse license attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.