Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a Mission nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nursing is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about March 1, 2019, through May 24, 2019, while employed as a Licensed
Vocational Nurse in Mission, Texas, and on assignment in the home of a patient, the LVN failed to assess the patient’s oxygen saturation (O2 sat) levels as ordered by a physician. Subsequently, she falsely documented oxygen saturation readings in the patient’s medical record although she did not use the pulse oximeter provided in the home or her own. Her conduct exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of experiencing unrecognized clinical complications. Additionally, her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that around March 2019, the patient and family moved to a new house, and the O2 saturation (02 sat) machine was unavailable. She states that the patient had a visit with his doctor, and his parents reported that the patient ready to have his trach removed; therefore, they started capping his trach to breathe on his own. The LVN states that with the doctor telling his parents that he does not need to have 02 sat checked all the time, in preparing him to have the trach removed, no harm was done. She acknowledges that she did not check the patient’s 02 sat all of the time when the family moved to the new home. She explains that during the day his 02 sat stayed normal as she could tell by his breath sound.
But without the proper help from a good defense attorney in Mission, Texas, the LVN lost the case and she was disciplined and suspended.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Mission nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach an experienced Mission nurse attorney in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.