A skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced nurse attorney can provide the utmost assistance over cases that you may deny committing. However, a lack of a nurse attorney could subject you and your license to any possible sanction depending on the severity of your misconduct or any violations you may commit.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
It was on or about January 29, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at the hospital and was assigned to provide private duty nursing to a patient, who requires frequent supervision due to a tracheostomy and gastrostomy, the LVN lacked the fitness to practice nursing in that she was observed to be sleeping while on duty. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that it adversely affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in the patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patient in potential danger.
In response to the above incident, the LVN states that she had overworked herself trying to make ends meet. She states she has a full-time job with multiple other part-time jobs throughout the week. The LVN states when the hospital contacted her about the incident, she knew she was overworked and declined to work any more night shifts. The LVN states since the incident, she has cut back on hours and has not worked any more overnight cases. The LVN apologizes, stating it will never happen again.
As a result, the LVN was given disciplinary action by the Board. And also, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to an unfavorable outcome for her which also affected her career as an LVN. The LVN was also said to be under probation due to her misconduct.
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