Any licensed nurse whether an RN or an LVN can be or may be subjected to a disciplinary proceeding before the Texas Board of Nursing. Whenever an LVN or RN finds herself in a situation that endangers his/her license and career, he/she will need to find the best nurse attorney in the country. This is important, as it will be the only chance to protect a nursing license. Otherwise, the Texas Board of Nursing may discipline an RN/LVN if ever found guilty of any violation.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a School Facility in University Park, Texas, and had been in that position for one year.
On or about August 16, 2017, and August 17, 2017, while employed, the LVN failed to have an oxygen tank assembled and ready for emergency use for a student, who had conditions requiring immediate access to oxygen.
And on or about January 25, 2018, while employed, the LVN brought the student to the gym, for approximately thirty (30) minutes, without having an oxygen tank readily available.
In response, the LVN states the oxygen tank was not assembled on the date in question as she and other school staff members were undergoing training with a respiratory therapist. The LVN ensured the oxygen tank was fully assembled following the training session. In addition, the LVN admits there was a single instance where she forgot to place the patient’s oxygen tank back on the wheelchair before going to the next class. The teacher later noticed the tank was still in the classroom and brought it to the LVN. The oxygen tank was only to be used if the patient went into respiratory distress. No harm was experienced by the patient and it was never necessary to use the oxygen tank at any point during the two years the LVN cared for the patient.
Therefore, as a result, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to subject the LVN and his license to disciplinary actions and further sanctions may apply if the Board may see fit for the violations the LVN committed. The such case could be resolved if he should have contacted a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance regarding the case.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced nurse attorney. 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.