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At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) month.
On or about August 5, 2018, through September 26, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and assigned to provide nursing care to two (2) patients, the LVN falsely documented in the medical record of said patients in that he copied verbatim previous documentation from two other nurses. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on his documentation for further care.
In response to the incident, the LVN states he sincerely takes responsibility for this and recognizes this is false documentation; however, it was accidental in nature and he categorically denies that he intentionally falsified documentation. The LVN states the computer on the floor he worked on at the facility was very old and unreliable and would often crash/freeze and need to be restarted. The LVN states to mitigate the computer issues, he would copy and paste the previous nurse’s notes and write his note underneath, then delete the previous nurse’s notes before saving rather than opening multiple browsers and toggling back and forth.
However, the LVN failed to properly present and defend her case against the court. She was disciplined warning to suspension of her LVN license by violating Texas Board of Nursing regulation
Your LVN license can be disciplined over simple misunderstandings, small mistakes, or trivial issues. When this happens, hiring a nurse attorney in San Antonio is your best option.
Consult with Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An today if you have any questions about your disciplinary process by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 day, night, or on weekends.