The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN / 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. Whenever someone filed a complaint against you which involves false documentation, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
Whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney. An LVN from The Woodlands, Texas is just one of the many examples.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a rehabilitation facility in The Woodlands, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years.
On or about April 3, 2019, through April 4, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a rehabilitation facility in The Woodlands, Texas, LVN did the following:
- exceeded her scope of practice by performing telephone triage when the Direct Care Staff of a patient informed the LVN of the patient’s burns and subsequent seizure activity. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient in that LVN was not educationally prepared to perform triage which requires comprehensive assessment skills.
- failed to timely notify the Registered Nurse when Direct Care Staff of the aforementioned patient informed the LVN of the patient’s burns and subsequent seizure activity. Approximately five (5) hours later, the patient was taken to the emergency room by a family member and the patient was diagnosed with first-degree burns to both hands. Subsequently, the LVN informed the Registered Nurse of the incidents the following day. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from delayed treatment.
In response, LVN states when she received a call about the burn, LVN instructed staff to run the patient’s hand under cool water and wrap it in a loose bandage. Later she received a text with pictures of burns, so she directed staff to offer Tylenol for pain relief and talk to the patient about leaving the burn alone. Subsequently, staff reported seizure activity, and LVN states she told staff to swipe the patient’s magnet and administer Klonopin. Then, LVN called the patient’s mother about the seizure to determine if the mother wanted LVN to call 911, or if the mother to check on the patient herself.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.463(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(G),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E)&(4).
This is just one of the many causes why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing their profession. Gross negligence, disobedience, or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. Her LVN license was subjected to disciplinary action as a result of violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse BON license cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.