Any type of accusation or negligence can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at an OB/GYN Clinic, in The Woodlands, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and five (5) months.
On or about June 20, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN inappropriately administered a T-dap immunization to the patient instead of Gardasil as ordered by the physician. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from medication administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise.
On or about December 21, 2018, the LVN failed to document the administration of Depo Provera to the patient as ordered by the physician. The patient was required to undergo additional lab tests to confirm she was not pregnant. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient and/or put the patient at risk of pregnancy.
On or about March 22, 2019, the LVN failed to accurately document a request for an Insulin refill in the medical record of the patient. Instead, the LVN inappropriately documented the request for Însulin in the medical record of the patient, who was not prescribed Insulin. The LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients from subsequent care decisions made without the benefit of reliable information.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she did not check the order on the chart before administering the vaccine to the patient. The LVN states that when she went to document the vaccine, she realized she had given the wrong one, so she immediately went to her supervisor and then the physician to inform them of the error. And the LVN states that she administered the Depo shot to the patient, who then asked if she could also get her Tdap vaccine. The LVN states that she asked the physician, who approved it, and the LVN administered the vaccine, though forgot to document the Depo shot in the patient’s chart. Additionally, the LVN states that she was working the phones that day and had multiple charts open. The LVN states that she was entering a telephone note for the patient because her insulin was not covered, and documented in the wrong chart. The LVN adds that she was not aware that she needed to tell her supervisor when making a mistake on a telephone encounter, and it was brought to her attention later.
After the incident and the investigation, formal charges were filed and mailed to the RN. According to the investigation made by the Texas Board of Nursing, the RN was found guilty and is subjected to disciplinary action.
The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.