Whether someone has filed a complaint about you to the Texas Board of Nursing or you have been charged with any crime outside of work, what you need is someone who can protect your license and your livelihood. The best way to do that is to hire an experienced and effective Texas LVN defense lawyer.
However, not all nurses were able to do so. Which resulted in a disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing.
An example of this happened to an LVN in Houston.
On or about September 5, 2017, the LVN allegedly failed to administer Hydrocodone to a patient as ordered by a physician, in that she administered Hydrocodone for a pain level of seven when the order called for the medication to be administered for a pain level of four through six.
On or about September 26, 2017, the same LVN misappropriated one milligram of Hydromorphone from a patient and failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. Her conduct was likely to defraud the facility and patient thereof of the cost of the medication.
On or about October 10, 2017, the LVN allegedly falsely documented administering six tablets of Hydrocodone/APAP 5/325 mg to a patient and three syringes of Morphine Sulfate 2 mg to a patient in that the patients denied requesting or receiving any Hydrocodone or Morphine.
The LVN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non efficacious treatment.
On or about November 29, 2018, the LVN allegedly lacked fitness to practice nursing in that she was witnessed exhibiting signs of impaired behavior while on duty, including: difficulty expressing her thoughts, difficulty standing, and difficulty keeping her eyes open.
This condition by the LVN could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
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