It is a nurse’s duty to ensure patients are getting the proper treatment they need in a timely manner. They should also follow the physician’s order and no order should be missed. A missed order could harm a patient. Some LVNs tend to miss orders and resulting in unnecessary harm to a patient. If this happens, an LVN should be prepared in case he or she will be summoned by the Board for such conduct. An LVN can hire a nurse attorney for this matter.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Tyler, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about March 30, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Tyler, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing services to a patient, LVN failed to properly administer a G-Button feeding over nine (9) hours via feeding pump, as ordered by the physician. Instead, approximately seven (7) hours into the feeding, LVN removed some of the formulae from the feeding bag and poured it into a sippy cup for the patient to drink. LVN then continued the pump feeding with the remaining formula. LVN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of weight loss and/or malnutrition.
In response, LVN states that the patient’s mother and sister became increasingly aggressive towards her and they questioned everything she did with the patient. LVN states the patient’s mother insisted that the patient’s feeding be completed at the same time every day. LVN further states she was scared to report the family’s behavior towards her because she didn’t want to lose her job. LVN admits that on the last day she worked in the home (3/30/20) she was desperate to have the pump go off at the exact time the patient’s mom wanted it to. LVN states she regrets how things turned out and admit she should have reported the family’s treatment towards her to the agency.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(C) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing Law attorneys, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.