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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home health care provider in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about December 2, 2020, through January 22, 2021, while employed as an LVN with a home health care provider in Temple, Texas, LVN failed to ensure that the blood glucose level of a client was being checked and/or documented by direct care staff twice a day, as ordered. LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the client to a risk of harm from complications associated with uncontrolled blood sugar levels, and/or created an incomplete medical record.
On or about December 3, 2020, through January 14, 2021, while employed as an LVN with a home health care provider in Temple, Texas, LVN failed to ensure that the blood glucose level of the aforementioned client was being checked and/or documented by direct care staff prior to administering Lantus to the client, as ordered. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the client from complications associated with low blood sugar and/or created an incomplete medical record.
In response to the above incidents, LVN only states that the staff in the home are delegated to do all blood glucose checks.
The above actions constitute 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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend her case in court. As a result, her nursing license was placed under disciplinary action.
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