When a nurse is tending to the needs of a patient, it is just right to document every detail needed for the patient’s treatment. A patient’s medical record is where physicians base their procedures and medication during treatment for every patient. But if an RN or an LVN neglects, forgot, or even documents incomplete and inaccurate medical records, they could face disciplinary actions from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). That is why a nurse attorney is very important and is needed in fighting or dealing with any accusation or allegation cases filed against an RN or an LVN.
An LVN that was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Garland, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month had committed conduct that she
It was on or about February 25, 2019, the LVN failed to completely document her assessment of a patient upon her readmission to the facility. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, the VLN states that sometime prior to February 25, she reassessed the patient. The LVN
states that she completed the assessment on paper, and sent it to the corporate RN for review, but may not have entered the assessment into the computer. The LVN states that she was later informed by the LVN that she was completing incorrect forms, but did not receive any clarification about the correct paperwork.
As a matter of fact, the above case was just one of those common cases that RNs and LVNs are facing. Most of these cases may result in discipline, suspension, or revocation of license. But as for the LVN involved in the incident above, she was put to disciplinary proceedings by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Any type of accusations can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse attorney ready to assist you during the hearing before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing has full jurisdiction regarding cases that may affect an RN or LVN’s license from suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation.
The RN lost the case simply because she failed to find an effective and efficient nurse attorney. Avoid committing the same mistake she did. Find the right nurse attorney in Texas to help you with your needs. Contact nurse attorney Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.