Failure in complete and accurate documentation may lead to a bad result. Correct and accurate documentation is the basis on what kind of treatment or how to further give treatment to patients. This mistake can affect a patient’s recovery. This could be a problem in no time; you just need to get prepared once this could become a complaint or an accusation against you. With the help of a good nurse attorney, you can overcome such a problem.
At the time of the initial incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Grand Prairie, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and four (4) months.
An incident happened on or about February 1, 2019, through February 4, 2019, the RN failed to completely and accurately document nursing care provided for her assigned patients. The RN’s conduct was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation to further medicate the patient which could result in an overdose.
In response, the RN states she is unsure what specifically she failed to document as this is the first time she had been notified of a failure to document anything. The RN states she documented the vital signs she took in real-time. According to the RN, the medications she gave were automatically documented by the EMAR system in place.
The above incident resulted in disciplinary action for the RN. The Board has arrived with the decision of disciplinary action due to the RN’s conduct. Having to deal with such a case is never easy if you are alone fighting the case. It will be easy and surely will have a different result that is in favor of you, if you have hired a nurse attorney prior to facing the Texas Board of Nursing and before the hearing starts.
Do you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process; you can contact the Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.