Any mistakes or errors at work are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs who are undergoing a case in which the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) can revoke, suspend or only discipline RN/LVN license. Take note that a nurse attorney can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations, which may include minor or major errors at work.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Benbrook, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about October 6, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN failed to review the prior shift’s documentation, resulting in the LVN’s incorrectly administering Tylenol to the veteran in excess of 3,000 mg in a twenty-four-hour period, as ordered for the veteran. The LVN’s conduct could have injured the patient from adverse effects due to possible overdosage of medication.
In response, the LVN states she was told in the report that the patient had received only two doses of Tylenol and according to the Unit Manager whether the total amount of Tylenol was exceeded depended on when the 24-hour time frame began and ended and he was unsure as to when that was supposed to be according to policy. In addition, the manager told her she was very close to the end of the time frame and if she had waited a few minutes she would not be within the 24-hour limit and there would be no problem.
Avoid the same thing from happening in your case. Before taking any steps or actions regarding your situation, make sure to take the necessary steps in dealing with complaints, accusations, or allegations filed before the Board against you, or else, your RN license may be put in danger.
If you received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding the offense or violation you committed, 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 An by calling or texting him 24/7 directly at (832) 428-5679.