It’s best to seek the help of a skilled nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about September 13, 2015, while employed as a Staff Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN administered an insulin injection to a patient, a resident of an assisted living facility who was not a patient of the facility.
Additionally the LVN failed to document the injection in the patient’s facility medical record. Her conduct was likely to injure the resident from adverse effects associated with hypoglycemia, to include dizziness, trembling, lack of coordination, mental confusion, and irritability.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. During the defense, the LVN states she was in the assisted living facility to administer an insulin injection to the patient. She states that after administering the injection, a facility employee asked her if she was going to administer an insulin injection to another patient.
The LVN further states she asked the employee if the patient was the hospital’s patient and the employee replied yes. She states the employee handed her the insulin, she checked the MAR (medication administration record), went into the patient’s room, introduced herself to the patient, administered the insulin, disposed of the syringe, and documented in the medical record.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.