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This is what an LVN in El Paso failed to do when she was faced with a serious case.
On or about February 21, 2018, the LVN failed to intervene and inform the physician and Charge Nurse after she was notified by the telemetry technician that a patient displayed episodes of ventricular tachycardia at 3:08 am.
In addition, she failed to inform the physician when the aforementioned patient had a six-minute episode of sustained pulseless ventricular tachycardia progressing to ventricular fibrillation at 3:40 am. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient by depriving the physician the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions.
Subsequently, she failed to call a Code Blue from the room of the aforementioned patient, and then initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when the patient was found unresponsive with no pulse. Instead, she left the patient’s room to get the crash cart, and then called a Code Blue. CPR was initiated, resuscitation was unsuccessful, and the patient was pronounced deceased.
Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from a delay in timely nursing and medical interventions, including possible demise.
During the trial, the LVN states that past midnight the telemetry tech informed her that the patient was tachycardia, and she checked the patient. She explains that the patient was found in her normal state and the heart monitor returned to normal sinus rhythm. She adds that about 3 am the nursing assistant informed her that the patient’s temperature was elevated so she administered Tylenol, suctioned her, and then noticed the patient was unresponsive with no pulse.
She states that she then called the telemetry tech and asked her if she had noticed any unusual rhythms, and her only response was that the patient had ventricular tachycardia. She relates that she ran outside the patient’s room to get the crash cart and called a Code Blue. She asserts that the telemetry technician failed in her duty by not notifying her of these life-threatening episodes of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.
The LVN indicates that the telemetry technician could have called a Code Blue without her permission when the patient was displaying episodes of ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. She states that he followed the proper protocol by calling a Code Blue upon discovering the patient was in ventricular fibrillation.
The Texas Board of Nursing subjected the LVN and her license into disciplinary action. The assistance of a nurse attorney could have helped the case become better for the LVN.
She lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney.
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