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When it comes to disciplinary proceedings before an administrative body in the state of Texas, the first thing that you need to take into consideration is to hire the best nurse attorney. This lawyer can help any RN or LVN defend herself and try to prevent the revocation of their RN / LVN license.

One of the examples where a client failed to hire the right nurse attorney will be discussed in this case.

The incident happened on or about September 19, 2017, while employed as an LVN at a healthcare and rehabilitation center in Texas.

The case is about an LVN who failed to notify the resident physician when a patient who was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, was disoriented, unable to sip through a straw, and the LVN was unable to obtain oxygen saturation readings throughout her shift.

Subsequently, the patient was sent to the hospital after LVN’s shift, where she was diagnosed with sepsis, hypoxemia, acute kidney injury, metabolic acidosis, hyponatremia, and hypotension; the resident expired the next morning.

The LVN’s conduct resulted in a delay in treatment for the resident that was needed to prevent further complications.

The LVN was summoned by the Board of Nursing to explain her side. As a defense to her case, the LVN states that on the morning of the September 19th, the patient was stable at the time of the morning assessment, but she was unable to obtain oxygen saturation via the patient’s fingers. The LVN also stated that she attempted to warm the patient’s hands without success because the family was interfering with her care.

She also states that earlier that morning, she obtained an oxygen saturation reading of 96%. The LVN also states that the patient’s relatives were present and concerned about the patient having a urinary tract infection, and she told them that they could send the patient to the emergency room but the family declined.

The LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined and suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Avoid the similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).

Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night or weekends.