An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that the LVN from Stafford committed in January 2017 was one of those examples.
On or about October 28, 2016, while employed in a healthcare facility in Waco and assigned to provide nursing care for a patient, the RN admitted she falsely documented a visit note, which included vital signs, presence of edema, and patient education.
Additionally, the RN admitted she signed the patient’s initials when the patient had been admitted to the hospital on October 22, 2016.
The RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medial record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further base their care.
Because of the incident, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to hear her side. During the hearing, the RN admits she falsely documented the visit and has no excuse for her poor judgment. She states she immediately regretted her poor choice and notified her supervisor.
The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor outside or during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.