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Registered nurses are important to healthcare in Fort Worth. That’s why when something goes wrong, the blame is to spread around to everyone involved. This is why Fort Worth nursing defense is needed when a file was charged against an LVN.

At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a hospital in Fort Worth and had been working in the facility for four months.

On or about February 11, 2019, through February 29, 2019, the LVN signed out thirteen (13) Lorcet 5/325mg tablets, six (6) Hydrocodone 7.5/325mg tablets, one (1) Tramadol 50mg tablet, one (1) Zolpidem Tartrate 10mg tablet and two (2) Hydrocodone 10/325mg tablets, from the individual control drug sheets for several patients, but failed to document the administration of the medications in the residents’ Medication Administration Records (MAR) and Nurses’ Notes.

The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients, in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patients, which could result in an overdose. Additionally, her conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.

The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. She denies the allegations and states she kept very specific and careful documentation. Furthermore, she relates she signed out each narcotic in accordance with policy and procedure and there was never a narcotic count discrepancy regarding her counts.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.

The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a Fort Worth nursing defense. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for confidential consultation.