An LVN in Texas may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever a LVN or RN finds herself in such situation, he will need to find the best RN / LVN license attorney in the country. This is important, as it is her only chance to protect her RN / LVN license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may find her guilty in the administrative case and order for the revocation of her RN / LVN license.

The disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing is an administrative proceeding wherein LVN in Texas are charged for the commission of an offense or violation of certain state laws.

An LVN in Texas was one of the thousands of nurses charged before the Texas Board of Nursing. The complaint alleged that while employed as a LVN, she failed to provide nursing care of patient.

On or about August 3, 2016, while employed as a LVN, she failed to accurately transcribe a physician’s order for Morphine Sulfate Contin Extended Release for a patient. The LVN entered the medication dosage into the electronic medical record (EMR) as Morphine Sulfate 30 mg, 3 tabs, three (3) times per day, totalling 90 mg, instead of 60 mg, 1 tablet, three (3) times per day.

The correct dose was not entered until the next day when LVN returned to work, causing the nurse working the next shift to administer the incorrect dose due to the incorrect transcription.

Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

Subsequently, another incident happened the day after. The LVN failed to document vital signs and failed to document incident on a Medication Incident / Error Report when the patient was given the incorrect dose of medication due to the transcription error into the EMR.

Additionally, the LVN failed to document reasons why the patient was later transported to the hospital.

Her conduct resulted in an   inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

LVN was given the chance to defend her case. She admits she inaccurately transcribed the medication into the electronic medical record (EMR), which should have been 60 mg, and not 90 mg. She also states she did not administer Morphine Sulfate to the patient, when she came into work the next morning, and was informed of the incorrect transcription of the medication, she corrected it immediately.

Another incident about the LVN happened on or about December 9, 2016 when she failed to use the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for a patient.

Subsequently, the emergency medical team placed patient on cardiac monitor, transported the patient to the hospital, and where he expired.

The LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in emergency treatment for the resident that was needed to prevent further complications. The Texas Board of Nursing eventually found the LVN guilty. She was only sanctioned to a remedial education.

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