If you want a good defense on your side, a skilled nurse attorney can provide excellent assistance. There are cases where some nurses might commit mistakes such as malpractice.
On or about February 14, 2012, through April 3, 2012, an LVN from Lubbock withdrew Midazolam PCA 100mg for a patient from the Medication Dispensing System without a valid physician’s order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the administration of Midazolam without valid physicians’ orders could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.
She also failed to document, or completely and accurately document the administration, including signs, symptoms, and responses to the medications in the patients’ medication administration records and/or nurses notes. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation to further medicate the patients which could result in an overdose, and Respondent’s con the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about July 16, 2013, through August 16, 2013, the LVN withdrew Fentanyl, Propofol, and Demerol from the Medication Dispensing System for patients without a valid physicians’ order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that the administration of medications without a valid physicians order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions, and Respondent’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. She denies that she misappropriated any medication, although she admits that her documentation can improve, but she insists she wasted any remaining medication when replacing a patient’s medication. She states a drug screen conducted as part of the investigation confirms she did not abuse any medication, as she tested negative for any controlled substances. The LVN denies giving excessive amounts of medication to patients but does admit to occasionally deviating from the physician’s order or the sedation protocol for sedating ventilated patients with Fentanyl. Respondent states she now realizes it was inappropriate and outside her scope of practice to deviate from the physician’s order.
An RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a nurse attorney. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good nurse attorney for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good nurse attorney is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.