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The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.

One of the best examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

On or about June 6, 2017, through June 16, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Weatherford, the LVN falsely signed off on peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line dressing changes and care that she did not complete.

Additionally, she exceeded her scope of practice when she administered intravenous antibiotics to a patient, without training, through the patient’s PICC line. Subsequently, the LVN incorrectly infused intravenous antibiotics belonging to a patient, into the PICC line of another patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from possible adverse effects of medication intended for another patient. Her conduct also resulted in an inaccurate medical record and unnecessarily exposed the patient to risk of harm from lack of appropriate nursing care.

In response to the incident, the LVN  states that she never changed or cared for the patient’s PICC line. She states for some reason the patient’s PICC care was changed over to her shift, and she informed her supervisor that she does not do PICC line care. She states that she was told by her supervisor to mark it off as completed and that the supervisor would take care of it.

The LVN states that she was hesitant, but did as she was instructed. She states that she informed the supervisor several times, and kept getting the same response.

However, the LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to a suspension of her license by violating the Texas Board of Nursing regulation.

Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.