When the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has a complaint against you, you should seek the nurse attorney. Any RN or LVN found guilty for violating the state laws and regulations may be subjected to a disciplinary case such as revocation or suspension of her RN or LVN license. The trend is for employers to refer a case to the Texas BON to discipline nurse and at the same time terminate your employment in most of the cases.
One of the best examples include the following:
On or about December 23, 2014, while employed as a Charge Nurse in a rehabilitation center in Belton, Texas, the RN failed to administer Lovenox to a resident patient as ordered by the physician. Additionally, she failed to notify the physician that the medication was not administered to the patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition, and by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition or prevent complications.
As a defense to the accusations against her, the RN states that on said date, she initially marked the Lovenox as not available because there was no Lovenox in the resident’s drawer. She states that after consulting with the Assistant Director of Nursing (ADON), the ADON told her that Lovenox was in the bottom drawer of the treatment cart. The RN further states that she administered Lovenox to the patient as ordered by the physician. She also states that because of overwhelming events and the extreme staff shortage, she failed to go back and change the status of the medication and document it as administered. The RN states that this medication issue occurred because facility administration was unwilling to hear complaints, see the problems, and implement change. She states that she reported to the facility administrator the unwillingness of the DON and ADON to follow physician orders and order medications so that residents would not run out of medications.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to subject the LVN license to discipline to ensure the future safety of patients.
The abovementioned story is just one of the misconducts that might have led to a suspension. But with the right nurse license attorney, it could be lifted as a disciplinary proceeding instead.
Disciplinary action is a much better sentence to those who have committed several errors to give the LVN a better chance at work. For more details in learning how to get in touch with the best nurse attorney, you may contact Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An by dialing (832)-428-5679 for a private consultation.