The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all RN or LVN license cases. Therefore, the assistance of an experienced nurse attorney is the best help you can ever get. Their expertise over the field of nursing can defend an LVN against the possible sanctions given to them.
A perfect example of this happened to an LVN. At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed in a healthcare service center in Lubbock, Texas, and had been already in that position for more than 5 years.
On or about September 12, 2016, through September 29, 2016, while employed and performing Private Duty Nursing Duties for a patient while attending Evans Middle School, Lubbock, Texas, the LVN inaccurately documented the time carrying for the patient. She documented that she was on duty at 8:00, but arrived anywhere from fifteen minutes to forty minutes late. The LVN states she arrived at school between 8:00 and 8:10 because the patient’s bus would arrived between 8:15 and 8:20, and that she would document 8:00 to 6:00 on time sheets and nursing documentation. She states she would notify ‘the school and the patient’s mother when she was going to be late. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient from a delay in treatment, if needed, due to not being at the school with the patient.
On the same day, the LVN falsified documentation stating she completed an assessment of the patient but was observed not having the proper equipment to perform an assessment. She was also observed not performing assessments on the patient while at school. She states she would complete assessments in the afternoon when she and the patient would arrive at home. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
Subsequently, the LVN failed to reposition the patient every two hours, as ordered. She states the only activity the patient could tolerate was being up in the chair or wedge for feedings, and that patient would be placed on a mat for diaper changes and placed back in a chair. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to a risk of harm: by not adequately caring for and monitoring skin integrity.
Due to the series of events happened, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended her LVN license.
Disciplinary action is for any nurse license holder is not needed. Seek a professional help when facing the Texas Board of Nursing to that nursing attorney can provide the LVN a better chance at work. For more details in learning how to get in touch with the best nurse attorney, you may contact Attorney Yong J. An by dialing (832)-428-5679 for a private consultation.