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All nurses have orders to be followed to ensure a patient is on the right track to recovery. Missing an order or inaccurate execution of a physician’s order could harm a patient which could result in a poor outcome. If you are accused of negligence, seek help from a nurse attorney. You should know ways to defend your stand against such accusations or allegations. Hiring a nurse attorney can surely help.

At the time of the incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for eleven (11) years and ten (10) months.

On or about April 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and assigned to provide skilled nursing for a patient, LVN failed to notify the patient’s physician after LVN advanced the patient’s peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) from the initial insertion site. Furthermore, LVN admitted he did not notify the patient’s physician. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that advancing the patient’s PICC without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.

In response, LVN states he had difficulties removing the old occlusive dressing and the stat lock dressing which caused movement of the catheter from its initial placement. LVN relates he left the patient’s home to drop off lab work with the intent to call the doctor, but then forgot.

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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B)&(4).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place his LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that he failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that he had every reason to defend himself in the first place. His defense would have gotten better if he 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. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.