LVNs and RNs can be working in very difficult conditions. Most of them may have to endure long shifts and often work in an environment where they are understaffed and sometimes, overworked. And when they are faced with any legal difficulties due to something unfortunate that happened, most of them may not have been their fault. Unfortunately, not every nurse are able to defend themselves when faced with any legal difficulties simply because they fail to hire an effective San Antonio RN lawyer.
This is exactly what happened to an RN in San Antonio who was at the initial time of the incident, was employed in a hospital in Houston and had been in that position for six years already.
On or about May 21, 2019, the RN allegedly failed to administer tube feedings to a patient as ordered by a physician. Her conduct was likely to injure the resident in that failure to administer tube feedings, treatments and medications as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non efficacious treatment.
Subsequently, the RN allegedly falsified the patient’s medical record in that she documented three scheduled morning feedings and water flushes were completed per the physician order. However, according to the pump history, only two feedings and water flushes had occurred during the RN’s shift.
The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would rely on her documentation for further care.
During the hearing, the RN’s statement contained no information or response to the allegations. She discussed cleaning the medication cart and finding dirty vials.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to discipline and suspend the RN’s license. It’s too bad that she failed to defend herself. She should have sought help from an effective San Antonio RN lawyer for her defense.
If you have been summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing, you need legal representation in the person of a San Antonio RN lawyer. Find the right San Antonio RN lawyer to help you with your needs. Contact San Antonio RN lawyer Yong J. An directly by calling or texting him at (832) 428-5679 for a discreet consultation.