The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN in Texas. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the state of Texas. Any RN or LVN who is guilty of violating state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) may be subjected to penalties or fines if not properly defended by a nurse attorney. As a matter of fact, the RN license and LVN license can even be suspended or revoked. L100710N5526
A perfect example of this incident happened to an LVN in Texarkana.
On or about September 26, 2006, while employed as a Staff Nurse in a medical facility in Texarkana, the LVN failed to notify the physician that a patient had refused placement of a nasogastric tube that was needed to prepare the patient for a procedure. Consequently, the patient was not prepared when it came time for the procedure, and the procedure had to be rescheduled. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient from the delayed treatment of his/her disease process.
On or about October 29, 2007, the LVN falsely documented a physician’s order in the medical record of a patient for Chloraseptic Spray to be placed at the patient’s bedside and used as needed. The LVN had not contacted the physician for the order. Her conduct was likely to injure the patient from medication administered without the benefit of a physician’s expertise and from care decisions made by subsequent caregivers that would have been based on information in an inaccurate medical record.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits to placing Chloraseptic spray at the patient’s bedside to be given as needed because the patient had undergone an esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) earlier and was in tears because of a sore throat. She indicates she wrote the physician’s order as instructed by the Registered Nurse who was on duty.
However, due to a lack of evidence and expert nurse attorney to defend her, the LVN was suspended and disciplined.
This is just one of the many cases why every nurse in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence, disobedience or any form of offense on the part of an RN or LVN is never excused.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action or revocation.
The LVN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.