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Administering medication to patients should be done carefully and must be in the specifications of the physician’s order. Improper administration of medication can cause harm to patients. The accusation of such negligence is common in nursing care. You just need a nurse attorney before dealing with accusation cases.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for eight (8) months.

On or about April 26, 2020, through April 28, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, LVN did the following:

1. LVN exceeded her scope of practice in that LVN provided ibuprofen to a patient without a physician’s order. In addition, LVN admitted to providing the patient with ibuprofen without an order. When another nurse asked the physician’s assistant the next day about an order for ibuprofen, the physician’s assistant declined to order the medication due to the patient’s prescription of blood thinners and poor kidney function. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that the administration of medications without a valid physician’s order could result in the patient suffering from adverse reactions.

2. LVN failed to document the administration of Ibuprofen in the medical record of the above-mentioned patient. LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient, in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient, which could result in an overdose.

In response, LVN admitted to the allegations, stating she had insufficient training and orientation at this facility and wanted to alleviate the patient’s pain. LVN states there is no indication LVN’s actions contributed to patient harm. In addition, LVN states after each incident, she reflected on ways to improve her practice and made changes accordingly.

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)&(2) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(4)&(11)(B).

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach one of the most experienced Texas Nursing Law attorneys, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 150 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs for the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.