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At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at a medical facility in Pharr, Texas and had been in that position for five (5) years and nine (9) months.
On or about September 8, 2020, while employed as an LVN in the ICU at a medical facility in Pharr, Texas, LVN failed to adjust the rate of norepinephrine being administered to a patient in order to keep the patient’s mean arterial pressure above 65, as ordered. LVN’s conduct could have contributed to injury to the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, LVN states that he called the physician to the bedside because the patient was unstable with tachycardia, low blood pressure, and needed an arterial line and a central line. When the physician was at the bedside, LVN states that he insisted that the physician place an arterial line to get an accurate blood pressure reading and place a central line to run the norepinephrine drip. LVN states that the physician was hesitant about starting any immediate interventions because the patient was combative, and the physician wanted him to wean down the norepinephrine. The physician placed orders for an electrocardiogram and a fluid bolus. LVN states that the patient did not respond to the fluid bolus and he again called the physician asking why he wanted to wean the norepinephrine drip and his response changed to the family not wanting any lines placed at this time. The physician stated that he would like to have the norepinephrine drip off, so LVN states he asked him to discontinue the medication order and write orders for blood pressure parameters. LVN states that the physician wrote an order for blood pressure parameters of MAPs above 50 and to notify him otherwise.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(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).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found him guilty of his deeds. His LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. He did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend his case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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