Some nurses tend to forget the fact that a San Antonio nurse attorney is what they need when accused of numerous accusations. Because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error. As such, nurses are expected to do their job properly as it concerns a person’s welfare and
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a Rehabilitation Center in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about April 15, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a patient who was a Full Code, when she found the patient unresponsive and without a pulse. Subsequently, the patient expired. The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to the risk of harm and the failure to initiate CPR may have eliminated any potential resuscitation of the resident.
In response, the LVN states she was not responsible for the patient as she was assigned to work on the other side of the unit that night, and was uninvolved with this patient’s care. The LVN states when she arrived at the patient’s room, she observed that the patient was pale, and cold to the touch and that she was unaware of the patient’s full code status when she offered assistance. The LVN states she didn’t ask the primary nurse the code status of the patient at that time.
This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the LVN attended for her career’s security.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed her license on disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney in San Antonio for assistance if she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.
So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.