The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as licensed nurses. A certain LVN in Austin could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney. At the time of the incident, she was employed in a healthcare university in Austin and had been working in the school for almost five years.
On or about July 2, 2011, while employed as a Staff RN in a medical facility in Boerne, the RN obtained a finger stick blood glucose reading from a resident patient, without a physician’s order.
The RN then treated and monitored the resident for an abnormally low blood glucose reading without notifying the resident’s physician, as required.
Her conduct was likely to injure the resident due to increased risk of seizure, loss of consciousness, damage to nerves, blood vessels, and various organs, and possible demise.
The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. During the defense, she admits she performed a finger stick blood glucose reading, without a physician’s order, when the resident told the RN she “felt funny.”
The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the LVN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.
As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again. It may be okay to get close to a patient or student. But make sure that it’s within the scope of your own practices, as it can cause problems and may cause further harm an issue to anyone.
The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.