Any type of accusation can be defended, as long as you can find a Killeen nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
Accusations regarding negligence, misconduct, or medical errors are a must to be observed properly not only by the Board but by a nurse attorney. An example of this happened to an LVN in Killeen.
On or about November 26, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Killeen, the LVN inaccurately entered outdated physician orders for the readmission of a patient, which included the entry of a contraindicated medication, Plavix, that had been discontinued by the resident’s physician.
The LVN and the admitting nurse for the patient failed to catch the error when reviewing the discharge medication list that the resident’s wife later brought to the admitting nurse. Subsequently, the patient received the medication for five days and was thereafter transferred to the hospital for altered mental status and diagnosed with an enlarged subdural hematoma.
The LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from the administration of a contraindicated medication that had been discontinued by the resident’s physician.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that her role was only that of a transcriber as she entered the medication order at the express request of her colleague, who was the resident’s treating nurse. She states she witnessed her colleague making a phone call to the resident’s physician but was never provided with notice that he had been unable to contact the physician despite his efforts to do so.
Furthermore, the LVN states that she was never notified by her colleague that the medications he had asked her to transcribe were incorrect nor were there any physical prescriptions for her to review that would contraindicate the order as entered.
Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license into disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney in Killeen, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Killeen 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 find a Killeen nurse attorney in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.