The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issues from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L100416N5193
On or about June 10, 2006, through June 11, 2006, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Round Rock, the LVN failed to appropriately assess and intervene in the care of a patient, including failing to initiate the Rapid Response Team (RRT) when the patient’s condition deteriorated and then failed to notify the Charge Nurse of the patient’s change of condition, as required.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient due to delayed medical intervention needed to prevent further complications, including possible demise.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she had a heavy patient load on the shift, including a new admission and one violent patient for whom she could only enter the room with Security Staff. She further claims, as evidenced by the “medication list” to have been in the room at 0200,0330, 0415, 0500, and at 0600, that when the patient awoke, she asked for the time and did not appear to be in any distress. “At no time during my shift on June 11, 2006, did the patient appear to be in danger or distress. The patient apparently went into respiratory distress sometime after 0645, which can occur in a matter of moments, and (thus) the reason the patients are put on Telemetry monitors.”
However, without valid evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Any form of gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any case can be defended, as long as there is a skilled 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.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient criminal nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.