Any nurse who faces cases they wish to deny should hire a skilled 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 El Paso should have known had she only hired a nurse attorney to help her.
On or about July 16, 2017, the LVN exceeded her scope of practice in that she initiated a mechanical restraint on a patient without requesting a comprehensive assessment by a Registered Nurse and without obtaining a physician’s order.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that the execution of mechanical restraint without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and/or physical, mental or emotional harm.
The Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN. She states she contacted a registered nurse, who was not present in her unit, prior to initiating the restraint. The LVN remembers the registered nurse would retrospectively put the orders in the computer after obtaining a verbal telephone order from a physician. The LVN states she was not trying to do any harm to the patient, she was only trying to keep the patient from kicking or hitting the staff.
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.