The role of an RN in home health services is of utmost importance, as it involves providing attentive and consistent care to patients in the comfort of their homes. However, there are instances when an RN’s actions may fall short of the expected standard, potentially compromising patient well-being and raising concerns about professional conduct. When confronted with such challenging situations, RNs can greatly benefit from the expertise and support of a nurse attorney to seek the best possible outcome while preserving the RN’s professional reputation.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN with a home health services provider in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) months.
On or about February 13, 2021, and April 15, 2021, while employed as an RN with a home health services provider in Grand Prairie, Texas RN failed to ensure staff she was administratively responsible for performing weekly wound measurements for a patient from February 4, 2021, through April 15, 2021. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record with potential to cause harm to patients from clinical decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
On or about February 17, 2021, March 17, 2021, and March 27, 2021, while employed as an RN with a home health services provider in Grand Prairie, Texas, RN failed to perform weekly wound measurements for the above-mentioned patient during her visits. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record with potential to cause harm to patients from clinical decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
In response to the above incidents, 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.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13) Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(U) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(1)(F)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN enough time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN nurse attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN nurse attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the RN’s license under disciplinary action.
Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 300 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.