An RN or LVN license in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in such a situation, she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the BON may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN / LVN license.
The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN / RN are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws.
An LVN in San Antonio was one of the thousands of nurses charged before the BON. The complaint alleged that while employed as an LVN, she failed to provide nursing care of a patient.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Treatment Nurse in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for three years and seven months.
On or about January 1, 2015, through February 17, 2015, the LVN failed to assess and document required skin assessments for several resident patients. In addition, she also failed to collaborate with the charge nurses regarding documenting skin assessments and administering skin care interventions to the aforementioned residents. Her conduct resulted in incomplete medical records and placed the residents at risk of complications from untreated skin breakdown and wounds, including pain and infection.
On or about February 2, 2015, the LVN failed to notify the physician, update the care plan and collaborate with the charge nurses regarding treatment when she assessed a patient to have a new Stage II sacral pressure ulcer. Subsequently, on February 13, 2015, the patient was discharged to another facility and the sacral pressure ulcer was assessed as unstageable. Her conduct deprived the physician of information required to implement timely medical interventions and was likely to injure the resident from complications of untreated pressure ulcers, including pain and infection.
The LVN was given the chance to defend herself before the Board of Nursing. She states her job was to oversee wound care and create electronic care plans for residents with pressure ulcers. She also states her computer had been broken since January 6, 2015, and was never replaced. In addition, she states she was never provided with a job description.
The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent revocation of her LVN license. The case mentioned above is just one of the examples that any misconduct and gross negligence may put their LVN license in danger.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas BON for a misdemeanor offense or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your LVN or RN license.
Contact a nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Contact Mr. Yong An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.