A correct and appropriate diagnosis of a patient’s condition is very critical. Physicians, doctors, and nurses will base the patient’s treatment process on the diagnosis. But having inappropriate and incorrect diagnoses may bring a big risk of harm to a patient. Such a mistake could also lead you to a bad situation wherein your license and your career is at stake. Never worry because there will be a nurse attorney ready to help you if you will hire one.
At the time of the incident, the RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital, Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) week.
On or about July 12, 2017, through July 25, 2017, the RN exceeded her scope of practice in that she inappropriately diagnosed conditions and determining treatment with injectable medical cosmetic procedures for Staff Members and the Client. The RN’s conduct could have exposed patients to risk for harm from adverse effects of medical cosmetic procedures.
On or about July 12, 2017, through July 25, 2017, the RN failed to assess and/or document the assessment of Staff Members, and Clients who were receiving injectable cosmetic procedures. The RN’s conduct could have injured patients from clinical care decisions based on incomplete assessment information and created incomplete medical records.
In response, the RN states that she was acting under the verbal delegation authority given by the physician when she performed injections and that the physician-approved and signed the medical charts without incident. The RN also acknowledges she should have done a better job of documenting the assessments that she performed and that she now fully documents all her patient assessments.
As a result, the RN will be facing a discipline by the Texas Board of Nursing. This could have a different outcome if the RN only had hired a nurse attorney for help on such a matter. It is really important that you have someone who you can rely on when such a thing happens. Hiring a nurse attorney is very worth a try for RNs who are having a hard time with their cases.
If 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.