There are times where mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors. Incomplete or inaccurate documentation is just one of the common mistakes an RN or an LVN commits. Disciplinary actions could have been thought about by the Texas Board of Nursing if this particular RN from Bryan, Texas hired a nurse attorney over her case.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Lewisville, Texas, and had been in that position for six (6) months.
On or about November 2017, through April 2018, the RN inaccurately documented care and treatment in the medical records of multiple patients by charting inaccurate dates and times. The RN’s conduct resulted in inaccurate medical records and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further patient care.
In response to the incident, the RN states that assessment and vital signs were done in the home and if needed, she would note results in her calendar to enter into the computer at a later time. The RN states that if she charted the note late, the computer software would not allow her to move or adjust the times accordingly. The RN states that there was a glitch when it came to the timing of the visits and the times that the computer software would allow would then cause some visits to overlap. The RN states that she would tell the administrator the accurate times and it was up to them to adjust the times if it was necessary so that visits would not appear to overlap. The RN states that as a case manager she was unable to document the proper timeline or edit the times herself and so it was up to the office staff and administrator.
As a result, the RN was given disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing. And also, her lack of an experienced nurse attorney to properly defend her case led to the suspension of her license which also affected her career as an RN. The RN was also said to be under probation due to her misconduct.
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