Documentations have been a signature specialty of a nurse attorney when handling cases for some nurses. However, some nurses tend to forget this fact because they really felt like they should be responsible even if they never intended to commit such an error.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN at a nursing home in Pearland, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about September 14, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a nursing home in Pearland, Texas, LVN failed to document an unsuccessful attempt to perform an intermittent catheterization of a patient at the beginning of her shift. Further, LVN failed to timely notify the physician that her attempted intermittent catheterization was not successful or that the patient had no urine output for several hours. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient from delayed medical interventions necessary to treat urinary retention.
On or about September 24, 2019, while employed as an LVN at a nursing home in Pearland, Texas, LVN failed to document the urine characteristics and urine output of the patient as well as the size and patency of the patient’s indwelling catheter in the medical record. LVN’s conduct created an incomplete medical record.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A)&(1)(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(4).
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side but the LVN failed to hire a nurse attorney to help her with her case and without proper defense, the Texas Board of Nursing then decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action.
If you also received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed on you, you should hire a nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 200 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.