Losing your license may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for your case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get their license saved from revocation just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to properly defend them.
On or about February 23, 2017, while employed as a Registered Nurse in Dallas, the RN incorrectly administered 20 mL (200mg) of Lidocaine by intravenous push to a patient, even though the administration instructions for the Lidocaine specified “Please have at bedside” because the provider intended for it to be administered during a procedure. Lidocaine 200mg is twice maximum initial adult dose to be administered intravenously.
Additionally, the RN failed to document the route of administration in the patient’s medical record. Subsequently, the patient experienced dizziness. Her conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient.
The RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend herself. She admits she administered Lidocaine 200mg by intravenous push and indicates that she was having a busy night when she received the STAT order for 20ml of Lidocaine injectable for the patient, which she interpreted as an intravenous push because she was used to seeing the one-time injectable orders as being given an intravenous push.
However, due to lack of evidence to support her case and a nurse attorney to help her, she was disciplined and her license has been suspended.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the RN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.