Accusations are stressful issues for an RN or LVN, except when a nurse attorney in Abilene assists you against the case. The Texas Board of Nurses is responsible for all hearings against RNs and LVNs undergoing a case that may revoke suspend or only discipline their license. Take note that Abilene nurse attorneys can also defend a nurse’s license against accusations.
On or about February 4, 2015, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Abilene, the LVN signed out two (2) tablets of Hydrocodone 5/325mg on the Controlled Drug Record of a patient and administered them to another patient, who had a documented allergy to the medication, without a physician’s order.
Her conduct was likely to injure the resident in that the Hydrocodone was administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise, and placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about February 4, 2015, the LVN failed to document the administration of two (2) tablets of Hydrocodone 5/325mg in the medical record of a patient. Her conduct placed the resident unnecessarily at risk of harm in that other caregivers would rely on the medical record to provide further care. Additionally, the LVN’s conduct placed the hospital in violation of Chapter 481 (Controlled Substances Act) of the Texas Health and Safety Code.
On or about August 3, 2015, the LVN defaulted on a Texas Guaranteed Student Loan. She exhibited unprofessional conduct in her failure to repay a Texas Guaranteed Student Loan, which may have deprived other students of funds necessary for their educational programs.
In response to the incidents, the LVN admits she signed out two (2) tablets of Hydrocodone 5/325mg on the Controlled Drug Record of a patient and administered them to another patient because the resident was a long-time family friend who was in pain.
The LVN states that during their conversation about pain, the resident said that Hydrocodone had helped her in the past, but that it made her a little nauseous. She states she knows what she did was wrong and is sorry she let her feelings for the resident get in the way.
In addition, the LVN explained that she monitored the resident for adverse reactions and had planned on calling the physician for and order for Hydrocodone. Regarding the last incident, the LVN states that money had been very tight and she should have made arrangements to pay off the student loan sooner.
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Abilene nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced nurse attorneys in Texas, Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.