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Giving medicine accurately and carefully is really important in healthcare, especially when taking care of patients with complex medical needs. When nurses are facing legal challenges, it’s helpful to have a nurse attorney to support them. If a nurse’s actions are being questioned, a nurse defense attorney can make sure their rights are protected, help them through investigations, and guide them in presenting their case effectively.

At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility in Houston, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and one (1) month.

On or about December 5, 2021, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare facility in Houston, Texas, LVN failed to clarify provider orders for both scheduled and as needed albuterol treatments for a ventilator-dependent patient. Additionally, the LVN failed to accurately document the scheduled albuterol treatment on the Medication Administration Record (MAR) for the upcoming week. LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in no efficacious treatment of the patient’s respiratory status.

Without consulting with an experienced nurse defense attorney, the LVN responded and stated that she did not knowingly fail to enter the provider orders on the new MAR for the upcoming week. LVN also states all medications that were already listed on the current MAR were precisely transferred to the new MAR.

The above action constitutes 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)(D)&(1)(N) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12 (1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).

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 nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to the decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.

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