Any RN or LVN who faces any cases they wish to deny should hire a reliable nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals help can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any criminal charge they never committed. This is just one of the many cases the LVN from San Antonio should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about September 15, 2014, the LVN withdrew one injection of Morphine 2mg/1ml from the medication dispensing system for a patient, but failed to document, and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medications in the patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
She also failed to follow the facility’s policy and procedure for wastage of the unused portions of the medications. Her conduct left medications unaccounted for, was likely to deceive the hospital pharmacy, and placed the pharmacy in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN. She explains on September 15, , the patient informed her she had been hurting all day despite taking her Methadone as well as her prn Dilaudid. She states she notified the physician who stated because the patient was taking so much prn Dilaudid, the scheduled Methadone should be increased.
The LVN states she has no proof the order was given because it was a verbal (telephone) order, but states she would have never increased any medication without an order much less an opioid. She states the mistake she made was she forgot to put the new order into the computer EMR for two days.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
Despite her explanation, the Texas Board of Nursing still placed her under disciplinary action. Hiring the right nurse attorney for this case would be of great help, knowing that she denied the accusations.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.