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In the realm of home healthcare, adherence to specific care plans and protocols is essential to ensure the safety and well-being of patients. In such challenging situations, a nurse attorney can offer invaluable support to the LVN facing these allegations. They act as advocates, diligently working to uncover relevant facts, challenge any inaccuracies, and present a compelling defense to mitigate the potential professional consequences for the nurse. Ultimately, the nurse attorney strives to uphold the nurse’s commitment to patient care while safeguarding their professional reputation.

At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Austin, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.

On June 5 and 12, 2021, while employed as an LVN with a home healthcare service provider in Austin, Texas, and assigned to the home of a patient, LVN was seen on video surveillance not following The Home Health Certification and Plan of Care for this patient which ordered slow position changes for safety, and for nurses to use precautions with the child’s extremities due to increased stiffness and risk of injury. In addition, LVN failed to wear gloves when administering medication or withdrawing fluids from the patient’s trach and did not properly clean the patient during the diaper change.

In response, LVN states that her intent was to follow the Home Health Certification and Plan of Care and to care for the patient in a safe and compassionate manner.

The above action constitutes 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)(M),(1)(O)&(1)(T) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(E),(4)&(6)(C).

However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action. 

Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 17 years and represented over 500 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.