It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
On or about October 14, 2016, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Conroe, the LVN failed to participate in the plan of care for a patient who was found unresponsive and in need of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), during transport of the inmate from his cell to the facility’s medical department.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she was a member of the team that responded to the call cell side and was acting under the direction of the RN who had given direction and instructions to security and medical personnel who were participating in the care of the client. She states that the transport of the client to the medical bay was done urgently with the AED in place and at no time was there an indication to defibrillate the client nor was there any opportunity to provide chest compressions on a rapidly moving narrow gurney without stopping transport completely and delaying interventions. The LVN further states that the facility CNO later acknowledged the risk of permanent harm to the client outweighing his started goal of creating a false impression on surveillance footage that CPR was being done effectively on a rolling gurney.
However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her LVN license to a disciplinary action instead.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.