An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Spring, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about July 7, 2018, through September 23, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to apply a ventilator to the patient, as ordered by a physician. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer the ventilator as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about July 7, 201 8 through September 23, 201 8, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN falsely documented that she applied the ventilator to the patient. In addition, the LVN admitted to facility staff to falsely document the treatment. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer the ventilator as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
In response, the LVN admits failing to apply the ventilator as ordered, citing poor training and inability to get help from the facility or the patient’s caregivers. The LVN neither admits nor denies falsely documenting the treatment.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications for the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.