Documentations have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an LVN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, LVN, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about August 16, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a hospital in Beaumont, Texas, LVN inaccurately documented the administration of medications to a patient by scanning Synthroid, Protonix, and Oxycodone. However, LVN only administered Oxycodone to the patient. Subsequently, the Synthroid and Protonix were found in the patient’s medication drawer. In addition, LVN failed to complete his charting on the aforementioned patient for the shift. LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that failure to administer medications as ordered by the physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment of the patient’s condition.
In response, LVN states that the patient was in a great deal of pain when he came to the room to administer Oxycodone, and though he intended to administer all three medications and scanned them, before opening the Synthroid and Protonix he was called away to another patient’s room. LVN states that he placed the medications in the patient’s assigned drawer and did not remember to give the medications later.
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)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(6)(H).
However, without enough evidence to prove he’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed his LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you ever undergo cases such as this, it’s best to seek the assistance of a good nurse attorney as it could make the case better in your favor. Be sure to find a nurse attorney who is experienced and knowledgeable in several nurse cases to ensure the best assistance possible.
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