There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular LVN from Fort Worth, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
The error of the RN’s actions happened on August 6, 2015, when an LVN in Fort Worth failed to appropriately monitor patients for abusive and drug seeking behavior. Additionally, she failed to completely and accurately document in the patient’s medical records, including documentation of a complete and appropriate assessment evaluation of the patient, sufficient, individualized treatment plans, informed consent, agreements for treatment of chronic pain, periodic review of treatment, consultation and referral, and medical justification for the prescribing of dangerous controlled substances.
Further, the LVN’s conduct was outside her authorized scope of practice in that she does not have sufficient formalized education and/or training in pain management to prescribe dangerous controlled substances, or “medication cocktails,” which are known to be abusable and carry a serious risk of lethal accidental overdose.
Additionally, the LVN failed to practice in accordance with state and federal laws and regulations in that she prescribed narcotics for patients from a location not licensed by the Texas Medical Board, as required.
Upon further investigation, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN to defend against her case. But despite her claims, the Texas Board of Nursing still placed her under disciplinary action. She could have hired an attorney for the case to ensure that her defense will prove that she is sincerely improving her duties as an LVN.
The Texas Board of Nursing has jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the license and career of an RN or LVN. Therefore, based on the findings of the Board, the LVN received a disciplinary action to ensure further safety and accurate documentation as she works in the future. She should hire a nurse attorney for instances such as this.
So if you’re summoned by the Board for a hearing against your case if you ever did a minor mistake at work, it’s best to consult a nurse attorney first. For further information or if you wish to schedule a private consultation, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An can assist you by dialing his number at (832) 428-5679. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney who handled various nurse cases since 2006.