Being a nurse and seeing patients recover with such great results is very rewarding to nurses. However, some nurses tend to do their duties in an inappropriate manner. Poor nursing care can be a result of overworked, long working hours, stress, and many more which are common in nursing. This should not be tolerated, as nurses are expected to give the proper care needed by the patients. Those nurses who neglect to do their duties properly are sanctioned by the Board. This case scenario for nurses should be dealt with properly with the help of a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN with a rehabilitation and healthcare services provider in McKinney, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about May 31, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a rehabilitation and healthcare services provider in McKinney, Texas, LVN neglected the patient in that he left her faced down on her bed after moving her to the bed when she was discovered on the floor. Furthermore, while LVN exited the room, the patient screamed “Help me.” LVN’s conduct was likely to cause emotional, physical, and/or psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response, LVN states he was working as a CNA at the time in another hall. LVN states he heard the patient and checked on her and then went to get help. LVN states it’s a nursing, there are no code blue buttons. LVN states he told the nurse, and she came to assess. LVN states the patient only spoke Spanish, so there was no way for me to even communicate with her. Furthermore, LVN states that if he did sit there with her, Who is getting help? How does she get off the floor? Who is notifying the doctor and families? Who is taking care of his patients? LVN states the answer is no one because no one knows. LVN states he is confident he made the prudent decision to notify her nurse and to get help, instead of sitting there with her.
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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(4)&(6)(C).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN’s license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
Always remember that anyone can file a complaint against an RN / LVN with the state board for any reason. When this happens, all complaints need to be taken seriously no matter how trivial or unfounded they may appear. A nurse attorney is someone who can help you defend your license when the state board summons you. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.