An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
On or about May 20, 2018, while employed as an LVN Charge Nurse in a rehabilitation center in Cuero, the LVN failed to timely intervene and assess a patient when the patient’s family presented at the nurse’s station requesting a pulse oximeter, instead the LVN provided the oximeter to the family.
Subsequently, the patient’s family reported a low oxygen saturation reading and the patient was found to have an oxygen saturation of 47%. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from complications of inadequate oxygen levels, including possible demise.
Because of this, the RLVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. In response to the incident, the LVN states that the daughter of the patient came to the nurse’s station requesting a pulse oximeter. She provided the patient’s daughter with the pulse oximeter, as requested, and advised that she had to answer the ringing phone on the nurse’s desk (there was no one else to do so) and that she would be right there to assess the patient. A few minutes later she was hanging up the phone to report that patient’s low oxygen saturation. The LVN followed the patient’s daughter, along with the oncoming nurse who had just arrived, to the patient’s room. The oncoming nurse assessed the patient while the LVN left the room to procure a replacement oxygen concentrator to replace the patient’s malfunctioning one.
Because of the incident, the LVN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.