Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about June 27, 2017, an LVN from Austin failed to document an allergy review for a patient prior to administering medications to the patient. In addition, she requested physician-ordered blood components from the Blood Bank for the patient but failed to administer the aforementioned blood components in a timely manner.
Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from adverse reactions, including possibly severe allergic responses. Her conduct also resulted in a delay of care and was likely to injure the patient from the adverse effects of a low platelet count, including an increased risk of bruising and prolonged bleeding.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the hearing, the LVN states the patient’s allergies had been previously documented in the out-patient clinic prior to admission and that she had been informed of the patient’s allergies during the hand-off report. In addition, the LVN states administration of the blood components was delayed due to her being involved with other nursing tasks. She further states the patient who was to receive the blood components was off of the unit at the time she was ready for administration.
The LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN. Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579