Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from Irving, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about April 1, 2020 through June 13, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a non-profit regional health care provider in Irving, Texas, LVN did the following:
- LVN inaccurately documented in the Medication Administration Record of a patient that she administered two doses of 0.9 mg hydromorphone and 3 mg of lorazepam when there were no medication withdrawals from the medication dispensing system associated with the time or date of administration. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
- LVN withdrew 4 mg of hydromorphone and three (3) 2mg doses of lorazepam from the medication dispensing system for a patient but failed to document the administration of the medications in the patient’s medication administration records. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose. Additionally, LVN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
In response, LVN states upon notification of the medication errors, LVN immediately offered to submit to drug testing and worked with the Nurse Residency Educator that same day to complete the medication variance reports. LVN further states upon completion of the medication variance reports, they were able to account for each medication, including two (2) doses of Ativan that were not properly scanned.
The above action constitutes 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).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.