The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all RN or LVN license cases. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced Texas BON attorney is the best help you can ever get. Their expertise in the field of nursing can defend an LVN against the possible sanctions given to them.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a nursing facility in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about August 5, 2019, while employed as an LVN with a nursing facility in Longview, Texas, LVN failed to appropriately document an active infection for a patient and also failed to verify and enter medication orders following the patient’s readmission to the facility from the hospital. Subsequently, the patient did not receive vancomycin as ordered to treat a Clostridium dificile infection. Furthermore, the patient continued to receive oral hypoglycemic medication, which had been discontinued per physician orders. The patient developed severe hypoglycemia; requiring re-hospitalization. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record which subsequent caregivers would rely upon to provide care and was likely to injure the patient from the adverse complications of infection and hypoglycemia; including, worsening infection, seizures, and possible demise.
In response, LVN states the normal procedure was for discharge orders to be faxed to the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), for verification of the orders. LVN further states two (2) admission packets were left at the nurses’ station by the ADON and LVN states she offered to help the assigned nurse with the admits. LVN states she looked over the medication orders in the admission packet and noted nothing had changed. LVN states she assessed the patient upon arrival and placed the discharge packet in the patient’s chart.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to subject her LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
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