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When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body such as the Texas Board of Nursing in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. Such kind of attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.

At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a Medical Facility in Kerrville, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) years.

On or about September 6, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN scanned medications at 0656 and 0659 and documented the medications as administered; however, the LVN reported to the oncoming nurse that the medications were pulled from the Omnicell and left in the medication in the locked medication cart because the veteran was unavailable. The oncoming nurse later administered the medications to the veteran. The LVN’s conduct could have resulted in an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have reliable information on which to base their care decisions.

In response, the LVN stated when she went to the patient’s room with the day shift nurse to administer the patient’s medications he was in the shower so she informed her assistant nurse manager. The assistant nurse manager told the LVN and the day shift nurse not to waste the medications but to put them in the medication drawer and administer them when the patient was out of the shower. The LVN and day shift nurse followed these instructions. The LVN admitted she should have followed her initial instincts and wasted the medications instead of following the assistant nurse manager’s order.

Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with such a case filed before the Board against you or else, your LVN license may be put in danger.

For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced and the right nurse attorney for your case. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.