Correct and proper documentation of a medical record is very crucial when providing care to patients. Incorrect and inaccurate documentation can bring harm to a patient. That is why every nurse should be careful and be mindful of their duties and responsibilities as a nurse. When a nurse did such conduct and been summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, it is just right to hire a nurse attorney for help regarding such a case.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a licensed vocational nurse at a hospital in Conroe, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year.
On or about June 10, 2019, and June 13, 2019, while employed at a hospital in Conroe, Texas, and assigned to provide nursing care to a patient, the LVN submitted nursing documentation that was not accurate. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care.
In response to the incident above, the LVN provides that the documentation he submitted was in error and the result of an inadvertent mistake. When LVN made the entries for care provided on June 10, 2019, and June 13, 2019, he states that he was making his entries after the fact and not immediately following care provided. The LVN acknowledges that he was documenting as if he was working a shift from 10:00 pm to 6:00 am. The LVN understands that this is not the expectation that he has for himself as it concerns documentation. He states that he fully understands the importance of accurate documentation and the need to faithfully adhere to this principle as expected as part of his licensure. The LVN explains that he deeply regrets the error and mistake and accepts responsibility in full regarding the mistake he did. The LVN provides that he did notify the patent’s mother on the two occasions that he was late for his shift and also notified the staff of the hospital.
As a result of the LVN’s conduct, the Board puts LVN into disciplinary action. There is evidence presented that proves the LVN’s violation and is cause pursuant to Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13). This could have never lead to such a decision of the Board, as this could have had a positive outcome if the LVN had only hired a nurse attorney to help him deal with such a case.
Regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who have helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.