It is best to seek help from a nurse attorney when facing cases of inappropriate administration of medication. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that a nurse attorney is always reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the initial incident, Respondent was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Allen, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
The incident happened on or about December 19, 2019, through December 20, 2019, while employed as an LVN and assigned at the hospital in Allen, Texas, the LVN administered two (2) tablets of Norco 7.5mg to a patient] at 1410, 0640, and 1045, without a valid physician’s order. The patient subsequently became lethargic and unresponsive, required 2mg of Narcan, and was transported to the emergency room where she was treated for the overdose. The LVN’s conduct may have contributed to the patient’s drug overdose.
In response to the incident, the LVN admits that she administered Hydrocodone to the patient because the patient was sobbing in pain. The LVN adds that the Hydrocodone and med sheet for this patient was still in the active drawer.
As a result of the LVN’s misconduct, the LVN is now subject to discipline or may receive a sanction from the Board. She failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case and had led to this outcome. The LVN should have consulted a nurse attorney and ask for assistance regarding the case she is in. hiring a nurse attorney could be a game-changer to any LVNs out there who are facing the same problems.
If you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process, you may contact the Law Office of RN License Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.