Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving improper assessment, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation center in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and nine (9) months.
On or about February 18, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation center in McAllen, Texas, LVN failed to intervene, including failure to assess and failure to notify the physician, when informed by unlicensed personnel that a patient was experiencing a decrease in blood pressure from baseline to 82/63 mm/Hg. The patient was subsequently found pulseless and could not be resuscitated. LVN’s conduct created a delay in care and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, LVN states he was receiving a shift change report when the aide reported a blood pressure of 98/54 mm/Hg obtained from a wrist cuff. LVN states he then directed the aide to retake the blood pressure with a manual cuff. LVN further states cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was immediately initiated and continued until the arrival of emergency medical services on the scene. LVN also states he attempted to call the physician at 0055 and 0100, but there was no answer, and his voice mail message was not returned. LVN further states he notified both his Director of Nursing and Assistant Director of Nursing and states both informed him they would advise the physician the next morning.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) found her guilty of the complaint against her and her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She lost the case simply because the LVN failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
Avoid committing the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your case. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 150 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact him directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.