Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a skilled nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
On or about October 8, 2014, an LVN from Austin failed to take precautions to prevent the misappropriation of one (1) tablet of Tramadol 50mg, three (3) tablets of Hydrocodone/APAP 10/325mg, and one (1) injection of Hydromorphone lmga/1ml belonging to the facility and patients thereof.
She also withdrew two (2) tabs of Oxycodone/APAP 7.5mg/325mg, four (4) tabs of Hydrocodone/APAP 10/325mg, one (1) injection of Hydromorphone 2mg/1ml, and two (2) tabs of Acetaminophen/Codeine 300/30mg from the medication dispensing system for patients but failed to document, and/or accurately and completely document the administration of the medications in the patients’ Medication Administration Record (MAR) and/or Nurses’ Notes.
The LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She states the patient was prescribed Diflucan and when the medication was ready, she called the patient to tell her she was picking it up and would deliver it to her residence soon as the ordering Nurse Practitioner felt it was imperative to start the medication soon to control her symptoms.
The LVN explains the patient stated she was not home and if she could leave the medication at her home between the glass door and wooden door. She states she reviewed all medication instructions with the patient via telephone and she verbalized understanding. She states she traveled to her home and placed it between her doors, per patient’s request. Respondent states she had to document this visit because mileage was tied to it and because she wanted to document their phone call.
The LVN states she documented the patient teaching because she did that over the phone. She states she’s never falsified records at any time in her nursing career.
Because of this, the LVN has been subjected for discipline and her license was suspended.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.