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At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a pediatric home healthcare provider in Fort Hood, Texas, and had been in that position for nine (9) months.
On or about March 26, 2020, while working as an LVN with a pediatric home healthcare provider in Fort Hood, Texas, LVN failed to notify her supervisors when the patient had a seizure and required manual ventilation with the Artificial Manual Breathing Unit (Ambu bag). Further, LVN failed to notify the patient’s pulmonologist, per orders, when the patient required more than 2 Liters per Minute (LPM) of Oxygen for the remainder of the shift, to maintain oxygen saturation above 92%. LVN’s conduct could have injured the patient from inadequate collaboration with the patient’s healthcare team.
In response, LVN states that she had not met either of the supervisors in the Fort Hood office. The scheduler called LVN to cover the shift, and continued to pressure LVN to take the shift, when LVN initially declined. After the incident, when LVN stated to the mother that LVN needed to report the event, the mother stated that it was not necessary because a seizure was a normal event for this patient. LVN was dependent on the mother for accurate information, since this was LVN’s first time in this home with this patient. At the end of LVN’s shift, on the morning of March 26, 2020, she reported to the mother. There was always a period of 24 hours during which the nurse could submit nurse’s notes and follow-up. LVN was not sure which supervisor to call in the Fort Hood office and intended to ascertain this information and report the event. However, the on-coming nurse called the office, before LVN contacted the office.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(2)(A).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
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