When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek a Texas nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Galveston, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about July 18, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Galveston, Texas, LVN initiated administration of total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to a patient at a rate of 80ml/hr., instead of 35ml/hr. as per physician orders. LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer TPN as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition
In response, LVN states both he and his preceptor read the TPN order incorrectly and administered the TPN at the incorrect rate.
On or about August 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Galveston, Texas, LVN administered two (2) incompatible medications, calcium gluconate and sodium phosphate, simultaneously into the central venous catheter (CVC) of a patient, causing the medications to crystalize and clot the aforementioned catheter; subsequently, the patient underwent a procedure to replace the central venous catheter. LVN’s conduct contributed to the patient requiring a second procedure and was likely to injure the patient from adverse complications of crystalized medications and CVC insertion, including damage to central veins and bleeding.
In response, LVN states the medications were co-administered through the central line at the direction of her preceptor.
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)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and his license into 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.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing Law Attorney, Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.