All nurses have orders to be followed to ensure a patient is on the right track to recovery. Missing an order or inaccurate execution of a physician’s order could harm a patient which could result in a poor outcome. And if you are accused of negligence, seek help from a nurse attorney. You should know ways to defend your stand against such accusations or allegations. Hiring a nurse attorney can surely help.
On or about February 6, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a senior care nursing facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, LVN did the following:
1. failed to administer and/or failed to ensure the administration of propranolol to a resident, as ordered. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
2. failed to follow physician orders when she improperly held the administration of midodrine to a resident, whose recorded blood pressure was 104/78. The physician order for the aforementioned patient stated to hold the medication for blood pressure greater than 110/50. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
3. failed to administer and/or document the administration of insulin and failed to perform blood glucose monitoring and/or failed to document the blood glucose monitoring results to four (4) different residents. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the failure to follow physician orders could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(U) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then decided to revoke the LVN’s license. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation 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 RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.