Negligence at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
Unfortunately, an LVN from El Paso failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN or LVN has a good defense against the case.
On or about July 15, 2015, the LVN failed to correctly transcribe the physician order for Ibuprofen 200 mg three (3) times a day (TID) into the Medication Administration Record (MAR) of a patient. Instead, she transcribed Tylenol 200 mg TID into the patient’s MAR.
The error was caught prior to administration. Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and exposed the patient unnecessarily to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide further care.
The LVN states that the patient was her first admission at the facility, and she was trying to figure out a complicated computer system on which she was given little to no training. She indicates that the in-house pharmacy picked up the errors as soon as it was posted, alerted her, and she immediately corrected the errors. The LVN relates that the patient wasn’t impacted in any way. The LVN further states that the error on July 15, 2015, alerted her to the fact that her vision was impaired, which was subsequently been corrected. She explains that the error was also immediately corrected the same day posted, and never impacted the patient.
The Texas Board of Nursing then advised her to attend a hearing regarding her issue. During the hearing, the LVN states that while waiting for reassessment, the patient fell asleep, and was then sent back to his cell. This is the reason why the LVN wasn’t able to completely document the patient’s medical record.
Therefore, the Board decided to extend her disciplinary proceedings for several more years to ensure that she will perform even better in the future.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.