There are instances where a nurse attorney can be very useful whenever an RN or an LVN faced charges, complaints, or any accusations. Patients tend to file complaints immediately whenever they experience poorly regarding patient care during treatment. But any RN or LVN can defend themselves when such a thing happens.
An RN was employed as a Staff Registered Nurse at a hospital in Longview, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
It was on or about January 8, 2017, and on August 16, 2017, the RN failed to timely initiate the Pressure Ulcer Prevention Interdisciplinary Plan of Care (IPOC) for patient 1, who had a Braden Score of 17, and for patient 2, who had a Braden Score of 15, per facility policy. The RN’s conduct may have exposed the patient to injury by delaying the implementation of the interventions required to prevent skin breakdown.
In response, the RN states that she was employed as a Staff Registered Nurse (RN) as a part-time employee and was scheduled for two days a week with the said hospital, and on occasion worked additional hours. The RN states that skin assessments with Braden scores were done. The documentation initiative for integumentary systems required additional steps to activate the IPOC Order set and her lack of consistent experience with that feature of the electronic record resulted in the omitted data.
The following incidents and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the RN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.
It’s best to seek the help of a nurse attorney when facing different complaints and allegations. However, some nurses tend to face these results instead without thinking that nurse attorneys are always reliable for matters such as these.
If you’ve ever done any errors during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse lawyer for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.