Allegations and complaints while at work is a serious case, which is why a skilled nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an LVN from Henderson failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney on your side for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN or LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about October 5, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) in Henderson and assigned to provide skilled nursing services for a patient the LVN exceeded her scope of practice by accessing the implanted port of the patient for a lab draw.
Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to a risk of harm from complications in that she did not possess the education, skill set, competency and/or certification to adequately and properly perform IV therapy.
As a response to the incidents, the LVN states that she discussed this patient with the RN and told her the patient was a difficult stick. She states the RN told her it would be easier and would save more time if she just accessed the mediport. The LVN states the RN never told her not to do so, nor did she suggest anything else. She states that the following day she completed the blood draw via mediport and told the RN. The RN further states the RN told her not to mention it to anyone since she wasn’t technically supposed to do that..
Therefore, the Board decided to extend her disciplinary proceedings for several more years to ensure that she will perform even better in the future.
If you’re facing cases such as this, be sure to hire a reliable nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.