Did you know that the nursing license that you have worked so hard to achieve could be taken away from you in an instant? One of the mandatory laws to be complied with is the Texas Occupations Code. It is a set of statutes that was enacted to regulate the practice of every LVN or RN in the country. This is where the functions of the Texas BON play a very important role. The fate of the LVN or RN lies on the hands of the members of the Board. All decisions and resolutions are made after a thorough deliberation and meeting. At the same time, the LVN or RN subjected to the case is also given a right to defend his side in the tribunal. Therefore, nurses need a Texas nurse attorney to defend their case.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years and seven (7) months.
On or about August 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Amarillo, Texas, LVN failed to intervene when a patient experienced abnormal vital signs at 0652 of BP 159/91 and HR 109. LVN failed to assess the patient’s respiratory status at that time and failed to notify the provider. Additionally, during the shift LVN failed to adequately assess the patient when staff reported to him that the patient was experiencing a change in condition. Instead, LVN removed the patient’s shirt because he seemed overheated and administered a breathing treatment; LVN failed to document any care provided in the patient’s medical record. Subsequently, vital signs were not assessed again until 11835, at which time the patient had a blood pressure of 115/110, heart rate 130, respirations 32/minute and oxygen saturation 91% on room air; LVN failed to administer supplemental oxygen to the patient. The patient was transported to the hospital by EMS and expired due to septic shock. LVN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record and may have contributed to the patient’s demise.
In response, LVN states he failed to document all interventions.
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)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend his side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help him with his case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.