Having complaints, allegations or accusations were not easy to deal with especially that you worked hard to get your RN license. Every RNs must be knowledgeable on how to face such problems and if RNs are to be sanctioned and be disciplined by the Board. They must know how to defend their licenses and careers as well. They should also know that a nurse attorney is the one who can help them deal with such scenarios. One of these examples is an RN in Galveston, Texas.
On or about April 4, 2020, through April 7, 2020, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and assigned to provide care to a patient. The RN submitted nursing notes for visits that were either not conducted at all, or conducted at different times than those documented as having been worked. His conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to defraud and deceive the facility of money paid to the RN for hours not actually worked. In addition, his conduct was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.
In response to the incident, the RN states that he worked at a hospital but picked up shifts when there was an opening. He states they used to be consistent weekly shifts, but recently they have become random, He also states that when he got the notification to chart on March 4th and 5th, that he missed charting from the last shift he worked. He states he failed to look at the date it was asking for; he stated that the scheduler had scheduled him for those dates, which he should have been removed from.
The RN states that if he had looked properly at the notification chart, he would have seen that he did not work those days. He states it was his mistake for charting when he did not see the patient. He also states he was confused about the dates since his schedule had changed. The RN said that in the future he will check the dates properly and refer to his personal work calendar, not the shift schedule before entering any data.
As a result of the case of the RN, it is therefore agreed and ordered that the RN shall be sanctioned in accordance with the terms of this Order. This is caused pursuant to the violation of Section 301 .452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code.
The RN’s act has put his license to be disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. He has also failed to hire a nurse attorney to fully defend her case which led to the decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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