Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended properly by a nurse attorney.
On or about January 30, 2015, through December 21, 2015, an LVN from San Antonio failed to adequately secure narcotics after they were received from the pharmacy. Additionally, she failed to ensure that a narcotic sheet was created for the delivered narcotics.
Her conduct deceived the pharmacy left medications unaccounted for, and was in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about January 30, 2015, through December 21, 2015, the LVN ordered Tylenol #3, Phentermine, and Alprazolam for several patients without valid physician’s orders. Her conduct was deceptive and was likely to injure the patients in that the administration of medications without valid physician’s orders could result in the patients suffering from adverse reactions.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. In response to the cases filed against her, the LVN states that she spoke with staff and other managers on several occasions regarding the fact they were failing to turn in the refill sheets every Monday and Thursday, per policy. She states she was certain staff and even the Area Supervisor would refill prescriptions and deliver them to the assigned homes themselves.
The LVN further states she spoke with Area Supervisor regarding the refilling of prescriptions and delivering them without the proper paperwork. She asserts that the patients all had valid physician’s orders and states that all orders were updated every six months. She further states she went PRN in September 2015, but continued to assist with training and in-services. The LVN states the facility’s medical division had a major break down in following their own policies and procedures.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579