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At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about May 29, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a medical facility in Pearland, Texas, LVN exceeded her scope of practice in that she injected the injured hand of a patient with lidocaine and provided a written prescription for an antibiotic to the patient, without a physician’s order. Additionally, LVN failed to notify the physician and/or her supervisor of her actions. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that ordering medication without a valid physician ‘s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions. Further, LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to risk of harm by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions.
In response, LVN explains that on May 27, 2020, the patient approached her with a wound to his hand that he made with a drill while working. LVN states that she numbed his hand so that he could continue to work pain free as that is what she anticipated her provider would want her to do. LVN further states that she bandaged his hand and told him that she would send in some antibiotics to cover him in case of infection.
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)(G),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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