Nursing assessment skills are one of a nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney in Longview.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a hospital in Longview and had been in that position for two months.
On or about March 13, 2019, through March 14, 2019, the LVN failed to provide adequate nursing care to a patient in that he roughly tossed the patient into the bed causing his neck to pop after finding the patient on the ground.
Furthermore, the LVN on several occasions aggressively threw the patient’s legs onto the bed. Additionally, she neglected the patient when he left the patient exposed with no clothes on or blankets covering him after entering his room to check on him. Subsequently, video likely to cause emotional, physical, and psychological harm to the patient and could have interfered or disrupted this patient’s treatment.
In response to the incident, the LVN states on the night in question the patient, roughly a two-hundred-pound high fall risk combative non-complaint resident, suffering from dementia, who has had documented multiple prior falls, was previously moved from a regular bed to a bed with side rails, back to a regular bed with fall mats during his stay at the hospital. The LVN states the LVN attempted to get out of bed throughout the shift. She states after repositioning the LVN in bed with the assistance of aides multiple times and answering call lights he informed staff that he would stay in the room with the patient. The LVN states while in the patient’s room he placed a chair next to the window side of the low position bed, turned the TV on, and asked the patient what he would like to watch as to redirect the resident in his attempt to get out of bed and possibly injure himself. She states the patient became agitated and his frustration was manifested in tossing.
The LVN states as he sat in the chair next to the bed he used his stretched leg to cover more area on side of the bed so the patient would not fall to the floor. She states he stayed in the room for 30-40 minutes covered the resident and left the room to check on another agitated resident. She states he stayed with a resident for 20-30 minutes, left to return to the patient’s room. She states upon entering the room he witnessed the patient with his legs out of the left side of the bed, he placed the patient back in bed, lower extremity first then position upper half.
The LVN states her attempts to cover resident made resident verbally aggressive by evidence of resident stating “go to hell” as he stated many times before and documented She states he waited for resident to become less irritable and to ensure his safety. She states resident never complained of pain or showed signs of distress or injury to him or staff throughout the shift.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. She also failed to present a valid defense and pieces of evidence to support her claim. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
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