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Allegations and complaints at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of something you did not wish to happen. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges and failed to hire a nurse attorney and they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.

At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Celina, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.

On or about December 26, 201 8, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse the LVN failed to accurately and completely document on the Yellow Medication List during her home visits with the patient. In addition, the LVN failed to document the Flowsheets in the home. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that, subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.

And on or about January 18, 2019, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN filled the medication planner of the patient with Potassium 20meq for four (4) days and Potassium 10meq for three (3) days, instead of Potassium 10meq per day, as indicated by the physician’s order. The LVN’s conduct put the patient at risk for hyper/hypokalemia, cardiac arrhythmias, and/or complications related to fluid imbalance.

As a response to the incidents, the LVN states she failed to write in the patient folders because she spent too much time talking with patients. And the the LVN states she placed Potassium 10meq in each morning slot during her Tuesday visit, so the slots for Wednesday through Friday would have been empty when the RN went to educate the patient on Friday afternoon. In addition, the LVN reports she had access to Potassium 10meq which was kept in an overnight bag, but only the patient has access to other doses.

As a result, to the LVN’s misconduct, she has to face the disciplinary action from the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) gave the LVN the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself like hiring the right nurse attorney.

It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing charges related to drug use. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.

You may contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.