The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a skilled nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked.

A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN who was then employed in a medical center in Hearne.

On or about October 9, 2014 and October 13, 2014, the LVN failed to provide wound care for a resident patient and failed to document that the resident refused wound care. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to risk of harm from complications associated with continued wound deterioration, and her conduct created an incomplete medical record.

On or about October 12, 2014 through October 17, 2014, while employed as a staff Licensed Vocational Nurse in the same medical facility in Hearne, the LVN failed to utilize inter-dry moisture wicking fabric with antimicrobial silver sheets, as ordered by the physician, for the treatment of inflamed skin located on a patient’s buttocks. On October 17, 2014, the resident was noted to be wearing a dry brief soaked with old blood, and the resident’s buttocks was red with crusty flakes of skin. Her conduct unnecessarily exposed the resident to risk of harm associated with continued skin breakdown.

The LVN denies all the allegations when she was summoned by the Board to hear her side of the story. However, due to lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.

This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of a RN or LVN is never excused.

Any type of accusations 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.

The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.