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In order to ensure effective communication among healthcare providers and continuity of care, accurate and timely documentation of patient care is crucial for nurses. Regrettably, there are times when documentation errors might happen, endangering patient safety and casting doubt on the nurse’s commitment to professional standards. These omissions raise concerns about the LVN’s competency and adherence to recommended practices, as well as potentially serious health consequences for patients. A nurse defense attorney can offer vital legal experience to address these complicated legal concerns and protect the rights of LVNs. They can also guide LVNs through potential disciplinary processes and advocate for a fair conclusion while addressing the allegations in a just and appropriate manner.

She had worked as an LVN for one (1) year and six (6) months at a mental health treatment facility in Waco, Texas, at the time of the first incident.

While working as an LVN at a Waco, Texas, behavioral health treatment facility on or around May 5, 2020, through May 6, 2020, LVN was accused of the following:

As reported, the LVN forgot to administer a depressant drug to a patient let alone document it on the patient’s chart, therefore the physician in charge was not aware of the fact. This has put the patient at risk of developing symptoms of alcohol withdrawal and might not have been given prompt intervention.

In another incident, the LVN overlooked a doctor’s order for a patient scheduled to receive a peptide hormone medicine that’s needed to regularize the patient’s out-of-range blood glucose levels, The LVN did not report the incident to the physician. This misdemeanor resulted in insufficient chart information necessary for better patient care and put the patient at risk of further danger due to caregivers’ lack of awareness of the precise information crucial for the patient. 

In response to the aforementioned incident. The LVN mentioned that she remembered the patient, however, she didn’t have any recollection of any note for the insulin sliding scale. In line with Section 301.452(10)&(13) of the Texas Occupations Code, the abovementioned activity is grounds for disciplinary action. Additionally, it violates the Texas admin code.

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing called out the LVN’s presence before them. 

Due to her failure to hire the services of a nurse attorney, she didn’t have someone to defend her, and as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing opted to revoke her license.

You must contact a nurse attorney right away before it’s too late if you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing about a case or complaint that was filed against you. Speak with an informed and experienced Texas nursing attorney to arm yourself with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful conclusion. Yong J. An, a Texas nurse attorney, is among the committed legal professionals who have supported over 300 nursing lawsuits during the previous 16 years. For a private consultation on any charges from the Texas Bar on Negligence, text or call the Law Office of Yong J. An at (832) 428-5679, 24/7.