Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence and medical malpractice, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an Assistant Director of Nursing at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eight (8) months.
On or about April 25, 2019, while employed as an Assistant Director of Nursing at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, LVN failed to assess pain, fluid restriction, and oxygen saturation levels, as ordered, for 5 different patients. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to follow physician orders could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about April 28, 2019, while employed as an Assistant Director of Nursing at a hospital in Edinburg, Texas, LVN failed to monitor for side effects of antidepressants for a patient, as ordered. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to follow physician orders could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, LVN states that there was a change of computer programs at the facility. LVN states that she was trained to perform the duties from the perspective of Assistant Director of Nursing, not as floor/charge nurse, and was not trained in changing the shift, which led to missing the treatments due between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm. LVN states that this was the first and only time she missed treatments.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(M)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(E).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing Law attorneys, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.