Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. First, there is a need to complete tertiary education in a nursing school. After graduation, the next step is to take the nursing board examination. The goal is to pass the said exam in order to become part of the professional nurses in Texas. This only shows that the process is not really easy. Hence, every nurse must take care of his RN / LVN license. One wrong move can result in the suspension or revocation of the said license. The administrative body or agency that has the authority to hear cases regarding the nursing profession is the Texas Board of Nursing. When facing any accusations, always consult a nurse attorney before facing the Texas BON.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN with a non-profit health care services center in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for ten (10) months.
On or about February 25, 2020 through March 3, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a non-profit health care services center in Lewisville, Texas, LVN failed to appropriately intervene, including failure to timely notify the physician or escalate care, when Intensive Care Unit patient experienced cardiac dysrhythmias at 0145 hours and again at 0417 hours. A Code Blue was initiated approximately three (3) hours later, but the patient could not be resuscitated. LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in emergency treatment for the patient and may have contributed to the patient’s subsequent demise.
In response, LVN states he noticed an abnormal heart rhythm on the monitor and went into the room to assess the patient, who was sleeping. LVN also states he was unaware that he was supposed to notify the provider.
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),(1)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(10)(C)&(11)(B).
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.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 300 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years.