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.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Carrollton, Texas and had been in that position for one (1) year and seven (7) months.
On or about March 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in Carrollton, Texas, LVN assisted in improperly restraining the patient in that she held down the patient while another nurse administered medication to the patient without her consent. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that the use of an improper restraint could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions and/or physical, mental or emotional harm.
In response, LVN states the patient was very aggressive the night of the incident and had called the police, stating she was being held against her will. LVN states another nurse told her a nurse practitioner had ordered a medication tor sedation. LVN states she told the other nurse the patient would refuse the medication and recommended delaying the administration, however, the other nurse declined and stated they would need to restrain the patient. LVN states she instructed the two CNA’s that accompanied them for the administration to only use open hands to hold the patient. LVN states the medication was safely administered intramuscularly.
The above actions constitute 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)&(6)(C).
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.
Make sure that you will not make the same mistake as the LVN mentioned above in her case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Contact a Texas nurse attorney today who can provide you with a confidential consultation and evaluate your case and counsel you on the best steps to take. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact Mr. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.