A RN or LVN who violates the state laws and issuances from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON) should seek proper help from a Fort Worth nurse lawyer. Doing so could make or break their cases. As a matter of fact, the license can even be suspended or revoked if not defended properly.
On or about January 30, 2019, while employed as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a medical facility in Fort Worth, the RN allegedly failed to accurately document in the medical record of a patient regarding the absence of tonsils, when they had been removed prior to this visit as reflected in the surgical history.
Additionally, the RN failed to accurately and completely document, or ensure documentation by others, the patient’s respiratory rate, and the reassessment of vital signs such as temperature and heart rate after interventions were performed.
Her conduct resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medical record, and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the incident, the RN states that she did document regarding the patient’s tonsillectomy, but she then imported a pre scripted exam template which automatically included the statement “normal appearing tonsils,” which was then overlooked.
The RN states that she has now modified her exam template to exclude this pre-scripted language. The RN states that she knows the responsibility of the chart documentation falls on her as the provider. The RN states that she completed this patient’s documentation later, after the clinic was closed, and at that time realized that the initial respiratory rate and vital sign reassessment were not documented by the patient care tech. She further adds that when she arrived at the clinic the next day to obtain the vital signs from the patient care tech’s log, they were not recorded.
The RN additionally states she could not remember the exact numbers so could not chart them, but knows the respiratory rate was normal, and her lungs were clear to auscultation bilaterally, with no coughing
However, without enough evidence to support her defense and due to lack of an experienced nurse attorney, the RN was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Because of the incident, the RN was disciplined and suspended by the Board of Nursing.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) is the government agency that has jurisdiction to hear and decide administrative cases involving RN and LVN license. The Board has the power to suspend and/or revoke the nurse license. It is also the agency that is responsible for overseeing the practice of professional nursing all over the State of Texas.
The Texas Board of Nursing decided to revoke her license as a result of her actions. It’s because she failed to hire a good Fort Worth nurse lawyer for the case, which is why her defense was not matched with the evidence that the Board possesses.
A good Fort Worth nurse lawyer is always the best line of defense for these cases. This is the reason why Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is dedicated to helping those nurses in need to settle their cases. For a private consultation and other inquiries, it’s best to contact him for assistance by dialing (832)-428-5679.