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At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a pediatric home healthcare services provider in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
On or about January 18, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a pediatric home healthcare services provider in Houston, Texas, LVN failed to initiate emergency services after a pediatric patient exhibited a fever, congestion with mucous, diarrhea, and oxygen saturation decreasing to 91 instead, LVN waited more than three (3) hours before transporting the patient to the emergency room in her personal vehicle. The patient was admitted to the ICU with pneumonia and sepsis and expired the next day. LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to risk of injury from delayed medical treatment and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, LVN states she cared for the patient on January 11, 2020, noted the patient’s cough and congestion and called the patient’s primary care physician who prescribed prednisone for five (5) days. LVN states there was no escalation of care by the other nurse during the week when the patient’s condition did not improve and also states there were no interventions provided by the other nurse during the week after the patient was seen at the hospital on January 14, 2020, and diagnosed with bronchial inflammation. LVN states she next cared for the patient on January 18, 2020, and noticed the patient was still congested and coughing. LVN states she tried to call the patient’s physician, but there was no answer. LVN also states she showed initiative in taking the patient to the emergency room after the physician did not return her calls. LVN states she did not contact 911 as the patient was not exhibiting any signs of respiratory distress and also states she decided to transport the patient in her personal vehicle to the hospital four (4) miles from the residence. Further, LVN states the patient walked into the emergency with no signs or symptoms of respiratory distress.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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