An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead toward disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.

An LVN was employed as the Assistant Director of Nursing, and Unit Manager, at a medical facility in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.

It was on or about June 20, 2016, that the incident happened, where the LVN erroneously documented a blood sugar reading of the patient’s blood in the medical record while attempting to revise the order, and did not notify or clarify with the physician whether or not blood sugar levels should be taken on a regular basis to monitor the patient’s diabetes. The LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to the risk of injury from non-efficacious care.

In response, the LVN reports that when she returned to work on Monday, she noticed the patient had orders in his chart for insulin and Glyburide, to be administered by the Certified Medication Aide (CMA). The LVN reports this was a violation of policy, and when she made the changes in the computer it required her to enter a blood glucose number. The LVN reports she regrets that her judgment caused her to make this fictitious blood glucose value.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanors outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.