Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’s most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about January 16, 2016, while employed as a Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in San Antonio, the LVN administered three (3) feedings of 25mL Good Start Gentle Formula, instead of four (4) feedings of 50mL Good Start Gentle Formula, as ordered, to a patient. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer nutrition as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about January 18, 2016, the LVN lacked fitness to practice vocational nursing in that she appeared impaired and was unable to make complete sentences. Furthermore, she stated that she was taking a high dose of antidepressants. Her condition could have affected her ability to recognize subtle signs, symptoms or changes in patients’ conditions, and could have affected her ability to make rational, accurate, and appropriate assessments, judgments, and decisions regarding patient care, thereby placing the patients in potential danger.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. During the defense, the LVN states that during her shift she did not have any difficulty. She provided all medication attention necessary, gave all the necessary treatments, and documented as such. Furthermore, the mother of the patient was so comfortable with the care she was providing that she and the rest of the family went out. By the end of my shift, the patient was well and stable and vital signs were within normal limits. The LVN states she may have been a little light headed for lack of eating properly and the possibility of taking a double dose of my prescribed medication. She has been under the medical for the last five years for depression and anxiety.
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