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This is what happened to a certain LVN in Brownwood, Texas. During the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a medical center in Brownwood and had been in the position for more than a year.
On or about January 23, 2017, the LVN misappropriated Morphine Concentrated Solution 2ml and one (1) Hydrocodone 7.5/325 tablet belonging to the facility and patients thereof, or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation.
Furthermore, when questioned by facility staff about the missing medications, facility staff observed the LVN remove Morphine Concentrated Solution 10mg/ml, missing 2ml; one (1) Hydrocodone 7.5/325 tab card, missing one (1) tablet; and one (1) bottle of Diazepam, from her pocket. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients thereof of the cost of the medications.
On or about January 23, 2017, the LVN lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she exhibited signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including, but not limited to: unsteady gait, slurred speech, and drowsiness. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
On or about January 23, 2017, the LVN engaged in the intemperate use of Opiates and Benzodiazepine in that she produced a specimen for a for cause drug screen that resulted positive for Opiates and Benzodiazepine. Unlawful possession of Opiates and Benzodiazepine is prohibited by Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health & Safety Code. The use of Opiates and Benzodiazepine by a Nurse, while subject to call or duty, could impair the nurse’s ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in a patient’s condition, and could impair the nurse’s ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing a patient in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas. This is the time that the help of a nurse attorney is needed especially if your license is on the line.
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good nurse attorney to defend herself, especially when the
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 one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.