Every practicing LVN in the state of Texas is required to follow certain rules and regulations imposed by the government. These laws and statutes were implemented to ensure that the safety of the patients is protected by the state. An LVN who commits any violation can place her LVN License in jeopardy. The Texas Board of Nursing has the authority to revoke or suspend an LVN license in the country for as long as there is a justifiable reason. Failure to hire a nurse attorney could lead to LVN license suspension.
At the time of the initial incident, LVN was employed as a Staff Nurse at a health care facility in Sugar Land, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) years and six (6) months.
On or about January 30, 2019, while employed as a Staff Nurse with a health care facility in Sugar Land, Texas, LVN failed to document ear wax flushes that she performed on a patient or her reassessment of the patient after the ear wax flushes. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have reliable information on which to base their care decisions.
On or about January 31, 2019, while employed as a Staff Nurse with a health care facility in Sugar Land, Texas, LVN failed to notify the physician and fully assess and obtain vital signs when the aforementioned patient showed up at the clinic complaining of ear pain and told the patient he could leave the clinic. In addition, LVN failed to document a nurse visit note. Instead, LVN documented a patient case note to the physician requesting medication for ear pain. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from lack of appropriate nursing care.
In response, LVN states that she did do the ear wash on the patient and did re-assess the patient, but then got busy with other patients, the doctor, and the ringing phones, and just forgot to go into the patient’s chart and document everything. LVN states that on January 31, 2019, she sent an urgent message to the doctor regarding the patient.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
However, the Texas Board of Nursing found the LVN guilty, and her license to practice nursing in the State of Texas was subjected to disciplinary action.
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