Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving sleeping while at work, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about January 21, 2015, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Dallas, the LVN failed to assess hospice patient for bladder and bowel incontinence. Her conduct was likely to harm the patient from possible complications of the undetected bladder and bowel incontinence, including skin, break down and loss of dignity.
On or about July 28, 2015, the LVN failed to assess ordered frequent vital signs for the postoperative patient. Vital signs were ordered to be taken every fifteen minutes until stable, then once an hour. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from complications of undetected abnormal vital signs including cardiac arrhythmia and respiratory distress.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. The LVN states that there was an order that read “Do Not Turn Patient” and an order for no vital signs to be taken and that she informed the nurse aide. She states that when she made rounds, the patient appeared comfortable and when she asked the family members if they needed anything, she states she doesn’t remember this particular patient and nobody spoke to her about it at work.
However, the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case. She also failed to present a valid defense and evidence to support her claim. Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the LVN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579