Every nurse case has different results at the end of each hearing. The result is based on the decision of the Board and if an LVN has a nurse attorney for the defense. A nurse attorney who has a lot of experience in handling nurse cases is what an LVN needs when facing the Board.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a medical facility in Killeen, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years and four (4) months.
It was on or about February 6, 2020, when the LVN misappropriated intravenous (IV) infusion products from the facility. The RN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patients, thereof, of the cost of the medications and supplies.
On or about February 6, 2020, the LVN exceeded her scope of authorized practice by initiating peripheral IV access on a correctional officer, who was not a patient at the time, without a physician’s order. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the correctional officers in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the correctional officers suffering from adverse reactions.
In response to the incidents, the LVN states that she did initiate IV access to an officer. The LVN explains that prior to this incident, they had an emergency situation where she had trouble gaining access. The LVN states that two officers overheard their conversation and offered for the nurses to practice on them. The LVN states that she asked her charge nurse if it was okay and he told her yes. Respondent states that she did gain access and did get a flash and discontinued the IV with no harm to the officer.
As a result, the LVN’s actions put her into disciplinary actions by the Texas Board of Nursing. She failed to hire a Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case and has led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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