The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has the jurisdiction to hear and decide cases involving the practice of professional nursing in Texas. Any RN/LVN in Texas found guilty of violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case. The complaint can be filed before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best Texas nurse attorney. This attorney can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of the license of RN/LVN in Texas.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Brownsville, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and five (5) months.
On or about March 28, 2020, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare services provider in Brownsville, Texas, and caring for the patient, LVN did not notify the physician regarding the patient’s vital signs, as ordered, which included sustained tachycardia of 130’s to 140’s, increased respiratory rates, and unreliable oxygen saturation levels related to a malfunctioning pulse oximeter. Subsequently, the patient was transported by emergency medical personnel to the hospital. LVN’s conduct could have possibly injured the patient in that it deprived medical providers of critical information that may have led to earlier emergent interventions to preserve the patient’s life.
In response, LVN states that she contacted emergency services when the patient was in respiratory distress and due to the inability to obtain consistent oxygen saturation level readings, LVN made the clinical decision to send the patient to the emergency room for further evaluation and treatment. LVN then called 911 and gave report to the paramedics.
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)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12.(1)(B)&(4).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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