The practice of the nursing profession can become challenging and demanding all at the same time. An LVN in Texas needs to follow several rules and regulations in order to prevent sanctions given by the Texas Board of Nursing and may put her nursing license. at risk. In the past, several cases were filed against different nurses for misconduct and gross negligence which may have put their license in danger if not properly defended by a nurse attorney.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital facility in Mission, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about March 9, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, and assigned to provide nursing care for the patient. The said LVN lacked the fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she was observed sleeping while holding the patient. Subsequently, the patient fell from the LVN’s lap onto the floor resulting in a red mark on his forehead above his right eye. The LVN’s action could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms, or changes in patient’s conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
It was on or about March 9, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to provide nursing care for the patient. The LVN failed to notify her supervisor and physician that the patient fell and subsequently had a half (1/2) inch red mark on his forehead. The conduct of the LVN deprived the physician of the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient.
In regards to the incident that happened, the said LVN vehemently denies any wrongdoing. The LVN states that she was rocking a very large patient in a rocking chair. According to the LVN, he began to flail and kick violently, and grind his teeth. The said LVN struggled to regain control of him and he slipped from her lap to the floor. It was added by the LVN that she immediately picked him up and assessed him, and attempted to call her supervisor three times before leaving a message and texting her. The LVN claims that she told the mother as soon as she woke up and attempted to call her supervisor once more. She states her supervisor finally called her back and she officially reported the incident. In addition, the LVN said she understands the seriousness of the allegation, stands by her innocence, and understands the responsibility of the nursing profession to protect and care for patients and do no harm.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with a complaint filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing for negligence or any other offense, it is best to consult an experienced Texas nurse attorney who can guide you on the steps you need to take to protect your RN or LVN license.
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. Contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.