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The Texas Board of Nursing is known to be very strict when it comes to all actions of nurses, which is why a nurse attorney is needed when attending hearings before the Board. The Texas Board of Nursing does not allow those who wish to exceed the scope of their practice as an RN or LVN. A certain LVN in Houston could’ve done this but failed to hire a good nurse attorney.

At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a university in Houston and had been working in the facility for two years already.

On or about May 22, 2018, the LVN failed to timely notify the physician or call the Rapid Response Team for a patient when the LVN was informed the aforementioned patient had a change of condition and was lethargic with oxygen saturation of eighty-four (84) percent. The patient was later transferred to a higher level of care and intubated.

The LVN’s conduct exposed the patient to a risk of harm by depriving the physician of vital information that would be required to institute timely medical interventions to stabilize the patient’s condition.

The Texas Board of Nursing took action to the case, summoning the LVN to defend against the accusation. In response to the incident, the states that when informed of the patient’s condition, she should have personally contacted the physician; however, she believed the patient’s assigned nurse was competent and experienced and there was no need at that time for her to intervene.

Unfortunately, the LVN failed to hire a good nurse attorney to help her defend her case.

The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction over all cases that may affect the RN license. The strictness of the Board also ensures that nurses will only commit to the duties they are assigned to in order to guarantee accurate and excellent performance in all hospitals throughout the state of Texas.

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to sentence her LVN license to disciplinary action to ensure that she will never commit such acts again.

The case would have yielded a different result if the LVN was able to hire a nurse attorney. So if you also have the same cases or concerns, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for further details. You may contact him at (832) 428-5679 to get a schedule for a confidential consultation.