The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN. A certain LVN in Houston could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney.
At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a hospital in Houston and had been working in the facility for two years already.
On or about June 13, 2015, and June 14, 2015, the LVN failed to document administration Enoxaparin to a patient, as ordered by the physicians. Her conduct was likely to harm the patients in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could result in non-efficacious treatment.
Subsequently, the LVN failed to accurately document assessments and interventions for three patients. Her conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to provide ongoing medical care for the patients.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. In response to the allegations against her, the LVN states that she did not see the order for Enoxaparin on the chart or MAR. The other patient was given pain medication that had been pulled under the wrong patient number; when this was realized by the LVN when she asked another nurse to witness the waste of excess medication, the error was reported to management.
Unfortunately, the LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN 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.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again. It may be okay to get close to a patient or student. But make sure that it’s within the scope of your own practices, as it can cause problems and may cause further harm and issue to anyone.
The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.