The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is a government agency. That has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN or LVN guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), is subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.
A perfect example of this incident happened on or about October 30, 2007, to LVN in Bedford. At the initial time of the incident, she was employed as a staff nurse in a medical facility in Bedford. And had been in that position for two months.
On or about the said date, the LVN failed to assess and intervene, including notifying the physician. When a female patient experienced an elevation in blood pressure and pulse twenty (20) minutes after the physician had evaluated the patient.
The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient. The physician was unaware of the patient’s condition. And the treatment was delayed, thus increasing the patient’s respiratory distress and possibly contributing to respiratory and/or cardiac arrest.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that the patient showed no change in condition from the report she received from the previous night nurse. And the physician had seen the patient at 11:50 am and had written orders. She stated she left the patient on six (6) liters of oxygen via nasal cannula when the radiology transporter came to pick up the patient. She heard the “Code Blue”, and she went to the patient’s room. The oxygen had been turned down to two (2) liters via nasal cannula. She concludes that the radiology staff had decreased the oxygen flow rate and that she had no control over them. The LVN contends that the patient left the floor oriented and returned in a full cardiac/respiratory arrest.
Due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney for the defense, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
This is one of the cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in their profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of the offense of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases. That may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.