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Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. First, there is a need to complete tertiary education in a nursing school. After graduation, the next step is to take the nursing board examination. The goal is to pass the said exam in order to become part of the professional nurses in Texas. This only shows that the process is not really easy. Hence, every nurse must take care of his RN / LVN license. One wrong move can result in the suspension or revocation of the said license. But don’t worry as there is still hope, you can hire a nurse attorney for help.

An incident happened to an LVN in 2019. At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing facility in El Paso, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) years.

On or about March 28, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a skilled nursing facility in El Paso, Texas, LVN did the following:

  1. failed to reassess the blood pressure of a patient after she had an abnormal blood pressure reading of 118/111 at 1500. LVN’s conduct was likely to harm the patient from clinical decisions based on incomplete assessment information.


  1. failed to notify the provider when a patient had an abnormal blood pressure of 118/111 at 1500. Later, the patient’s family requested the patient be transferred to the hospital due to a change in condition, and the patient experienced cardiopulmonary arrest in the ambulance in 2055. LVN’s conduct deprived the physician of the opportunity to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient.

In response, LVN states the patient’s blood sugar was 241 before she gave Metformin, there were no symptoms of low blood sugar, and she denies that the patient’s family reported any symptoms. LVN states she notified the physician after she walked in the room and noticed the patient had increased confusion and weakness. In addition, LVN states she ordered a transfer to the emergency room. and told the family that the ambulance would arrive in approximately forty-five (45) minutes. LVN states she did not stay in the patient’s room because she had to provide care for other assigned patients and complete paperwork. LVN states she exceeded the standard of care by passing medications and performing activities of daily living (ADL).

The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A) & (6)(H).

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the LVN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the LVN’s part to find a nurse attorney to handle his case. The negligence of the RN / LVN led to the decision of the Texas BON to impose disciplinary action on the LVN’s license.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.