A lot of cases can be filed against an RN or an LVN, one of those cases is about cases of incomplete and inaccurate documentation or even wrong administration of medication to patients. Many nurses are being accused of this kind of conduct. Some or most RNs or LVNs commit mistakes, errors, and failures while they are doing their job but if RNs and LVNs are experiencing such scenarios, it is best to contact a nurse attorney to help them deal with and fight the case.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Port Arthur, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about February 13, 2019, and April 15, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to ensure staff she was administratively responsible for performing weekly wound measurements for a Patient from February 4, 2019, through April 15, 2019. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record with the potential to cause harm to patients from clinical decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
On or about February 17, 2019, March 17, 2019, and March 27, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to perform weekly wound measurements for the Patient during her visits. The RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record with the potential to cause harm to patients from clinical decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
On or about January 29, 2019, through March 27, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to address a diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) on the initial plan of care, at the resumption of care, and/or the recertification plan of care for the Patient. The omission of CHF in the patient’s plan of care put the patient at risk for ineffective treatment and complications including CHF including fluid overload, electrolyte abnormalities, and/or respiratory complications.
In response, the RN states she failed to ensure the LVN staff was performing wound measurements and she failed to measure the leg wounds of the Patient during her visits. In addition, the RN states the patient only had a single episode of congestive heart failure (CHF) and she does not remember the patient having any symptoms of CHF.
The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) then subjected the RN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney if the RN had hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.
For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach an experienced nurse attorney in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-5679 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.