The assistance of a nurse attorney is needed if you’re facing a case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Your defense can be strengthened further if you’re going to face the Board. There are times when mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Odessa, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
On or about January 31, 201 9, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to reassess and intervene and failed to notify the physician when a pediatric patient experienced an acute change in condition during physical therapy including elevated heart rate, diaphoresis, and respiratory difficulty with low oxygen saturations; additionally, the LVN failed to document any of the aforementioned changes in condition in the patient medical record. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions.
On or about February 1, 201 9, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to reassess and intervene, including notifying the physician, after the pediatric patient experienced a low temperature during the morning; later that afternoon at the bedside, the LVN failed to notice the patient was gray and unresponsive, another nurse initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in care and treatment for the patient that was needed to prevent further complications.
In response to the incidents, the LVN states the patient experienced low oxygen saturation during physical therapy which returned to normal limits when the patient was placed back on the ventilator and the physician was not notified as to the oxygen saturation and heart rate had returned to normal limits. The LVN also states she failed to document respiratory changes as the primary focus at the time was to care for the patient.
Additionally, in regards to the incidents, the LVNstates that, after another nurse noticed the patient’s color and called for the Ambu bag, the LVN initiated chest compressions and contacted EMS. The LVN also states another nurse administered a suppository to the patient the evening prior that could have resulted in complications that led up to the client’s cardiac arrest later during the day.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nurse Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nurse Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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