Nursing assessment skills are one of the nurse’ most valuable assets. This is the main reason why whenever someone filed a complaint against you involving negligence, your license could be put in danger if not defended by a nurse attorney.
On or about December 13, 2017, through February 23, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse in a medical facility in Temple, the RN failed to document assessments of a patient in the patient’s medical record.
The RN’s conduct unnecessarily exposed the patient to the risk of harm from an incomplete medical record that subsequent caregivers would rely upon in order to provide further patient care.
The Texas Board of Nursing is the one who has full jurisdiction on cases involving RNs and LVNs. Therefore, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to explain her side. During the hearing, the RN states that she documented everything originals went to the office via mail or drop and carbon copies stayed in the box in the patient’s home. She states that there were multiple issues with the tablet that the company used for charting that she reported to her supervisor.
Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing suspended and disciplined the RN.
Do not fret if you find yourself in a similar situation the same as that of the RN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right nurse attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas nurse attorney. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An and text or call attorney Yong 24/7 at (832) 428-4579