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Any cases involving nursing committing mistakes while at work have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.

On or about February 26, 2018, through March 8, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in a medical facility in Kingsville, the LVN administered incorrect dosages of 5 mg Amphetamine / Dextroamphetamine to a student patient twice daily, instead of 2.5 mg, once per day as ordered.

Additionally, the LVN inappropriately completed the students’ Medication Authorization Forms herself instead of having them completed by parents after the forms had been signed by parents and/or physicians, she altered the forms by filling in the blanks on the medication authorization forms.

The LVN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patient from adverse effects due to possible overdosage of medication.

This issue was filed as a complaint and sent to the Texas Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction in all cases that may affect the status of an RN or LVN’s license in the future. But they advise nurses to attend a hearing first before placing the sentence, which the RN attended for her career’s security.

In response to the incident, the LVN admits administering the medication to the student according to an old physician’s order, and also admits to filling in the blanks on the medication authorization form(s) after the parent(s) and/or physician(s) submitted the form to the school.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license to disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance if she had every reason to defend himself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she actually sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

So if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.