There are a lot of issues that could compromise your career, which is why a nurse attorney could provide you with the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case. An LVN from Longview, Texas happens to be one of them.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Rowlett, Texas, and had been in that position for twelve (12) days.
On or about September 25, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to appropriately intervene, and failed to timely and correctly initiate resuscitative measures, when a patient., who was ventilator dependent, experienced respiratory distress, dropping oxygen saturation, and became unresponsive. The LVN failed to check and/or clear the patient’s airway, failed to use the Ambu bag or attach supplemental oxygen, and also failed to move the patient to the floor before starting chest compressions.
Additionally, the LVN failed to deliver effective chest compressions once the patient was moved to the floor. The LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in emergency resuscitation efforts and may have contributed to the patient’s subsequent demise.
On or about September 25, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN falsely documented in the medical record events and timing related to nursing care provided to the aforementioned patient, including interventions after the patient experienced respiratory distress and became unresponsive, monitoring of vital signs, physical assessments, patient positioning, passive range of motion (PROM) exercises, patient education, and administration of medications and treatments. The LVN’s conduct was deceptive, created an inaccurate medical record, and exposed the patient to the risk of harm in that failure to administer medications and treatments as ordered by the physician could have resulted in the non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition, including respiratory distress.
In response to the incident, the LVN states she did not inappropriately disconnect the patient from the ventilator and also states she initiated CPR as quickly as anyone could. And further states that she thoroughly documented all interventions and nursing care provided to the patient.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her RN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again but for further investigation, the RN may also face further sanctions due to her actions.
The case would have yielded a different result if the RN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get schedule a confidential consultation.