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An experienced and reliable 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. This incident that an LVN committed on April 2017 was one of those examples.

On or about April 3, 2017, through April 17, 2017, the LVN failed to ensure that Lantus 34 units was administered to a patient and failed to ensure that the administration of Lantus 34 units to the patient was appropriately documented in the patient’s medical record. The patient’s Treatment Administration Record (TAR) disappeared and was missing from the medical record during this time period.

On or about April 18, 2017, the LVN created a new TAR for the patient and inappropriately back-signed that she administered Lantus 40 units to the patient, instead of Lantus 34 units, as ordered. Her conduct was deceptive, created an incomplete medical record, and unnecessarily exposed the resident to a risk of harm from complications associated with

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN to defend herself.  She states that the telephone physician’s orders are updated by the assistant director of nurses (ADON) and states she followed whatever the current MAR stated.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN 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 misdemeanor during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an reliable and skilled 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.