Complaints regarding misinformation are one of the cases that a skilled and experienced nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any complaints about them can be denied over the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance. Sadly, an LVN in San Angelo failed to do so.
On or about January 22, 2017, while employed as an a Staff Nurse in San Antonio, Texas, the LVN failed to properly document the withdrawal of controlled medications in the Twenty-Four (24) Hour Controlled Substance Administration Record (CSAR) for several patients when she signed out more than one medication per line.
She also failed to scan the medications and 20 % of the residents’ armbands before administering medications to the residents.
The LVN’s action resulted in inaccurate medical record. Further, her conduct exposed the residents unnecessarily to a risk of harm from receiving unverified medications.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the LVN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her.
During the defense, the LVN states that as a contract nurse, she only received one week of training, and only three hours to learn the charting and medication system. However, her lack of an experienced and reliable nurse attorney to properly defend her side led to her loss.
The Texas Board of Nursing then considered the evidence given to them and sentenced the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She could have hired a nurse attorney to assist her in the case. To contact one, you may dial Nurse Attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679 to schedule a private consultation.