When accused with negligence, the one nurses should call is a nurse attorney in San Antonio. This is what a RN should have done when she was placed under disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing.
On or about November 14, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Richardson, the RN allegedly submitted an inaccurate Skilled Nursing Flowsheet for skilled nursing care she did not perform starting at 0800. Subsequently, the RN allegedly admitted to Management that she did not begin care of the patient until 1400 on November 14, 2018.
The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record.
During the hearing, the RN states on November 14, 2018, she arrived at the patient’s school, on or about 0800 as scheduled. The RN states she did not recall that the patient had an appointment scheduled the morning of November 14, 2018 at 0745 at the hospital until she was notified by the patient’s teacher that he had not shown up to school that morning due to said appointment.
The RN further states the patient’s mother had notified her of the appointment a week prior via email, and she later found the timing of the appointment atypical due to the patient’s mother’s knowledge of the RN’s daughter’s need to be at school by 0730, as per her usual schedule, and that the clinic did not open until 0800, which indicated inconsistencies with the time provided by the patient’s mother.
The RN states shortly after realizing the untimely situation, she contacted the patient’s mother, who then notified her via email that the patient’s father would contact her once the patient’s appointment was completed. The RN further states at 1136, she emailed the patient’s mother (mother’s pre contact), and asked if she could be relieved for the day since she had remained available and within the vicinity of patient’s home, while waiting for the patient with no word from the patient’s father.
The RN states at or about 1200, the patient’s father texted her to notify her that they were back in town and that they were “heading home.” She states when she asked if the patient would be returning to school, the patient’s father meet them at therapy at 2”, referencing to the patient’s regularly scheduled ABA therapy appointment at 1400. The RN states after responding to the patient’s father that she had been waiting in the hospital for four hours, the patient’s father then called her in a very apologetic manner and asked that she continue to wait.
The RN states he then verbalized that per his wife/the patient’s mother, to document per the findings from the patient’s appointment.
However without an experienced nurse attorney in San Antonio to defend her, the RN lost the case and was disciplined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Avoid the same mistake she did. If you’ve ever done any mistake while on duty and you wish to defend your case, contact nurse attorney Yong J. An at (832) 428-4579.