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In the intricate realm of healthcare, precision and adherence to medical orders are paramount to ensure patient safety and well-being. Navigating such situations, where deviations from medical orders are alleged, requires a nuanced understanding of both nursing practice and legal considerations. This is where a nurse attorney becomes an invaluable asset to nurses facing such challenges. A nurse attorney possesses the unique ability to comprehend the intricacies of medical procedures and protocols while also having a profound understanding of the legal landscape. When a nurse faces accusations of improper administration or documentation, a nurse attorney can meticulously review the facts, assess the adherence to established standards of care, and develop a comprehensive legal strategy.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.

On or about December 29, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation hospital in Sugar Land, Texas, LVN removed Clinimix with dextrose 5% total parenteral nutrition (TPN) solution from the medication dispensing unit via override and administered it to the patient through his peripheral intravenous (IV) access, instead of dextrose 5% IV fluids, as ordered. Additionally, LVN failed to document administration of any infusion in the patient’s medical record. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm from administration of parenteral nutrition without physician’s orders.

In response, LVN states that she initiated the orders and implemented peripheral IV fluids to the patient to help with their hydration and followed procedures.

The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(14) 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)&(4).

However, the LVN failed to consult with an experienced nurse attorney for the case and without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.