Every person who wants to become a professional LVN or RN in the state of Texas needs to go through several processes. This is the main reason why you should be careful when doing your job, or else, complaints or charges might be filed against you. Without the help of a nurse attorney, you might get suspended by the Texas Board of Nursing.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Irving, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
On or about September 2017, through April 2018, the RN failed to complete Start of Care, Admission, and Recertification documentation on multiple patients in a timely manner, which was necessary for the patients to resume treatment and/or therapy. Additionally, the RN failed to notify other medical professionals when her documentation was complete so that they could resume care of patients and/or complete documentation. The RN’s conduct resulted in incomplete 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 she did her very best as she was ill over a period spanning multiple months. The RN states that when she returned to work, she completed Oasis assessments as quickly as she could and she notified her supervisor and administrator immediately upon completion. The RN states that if another discipline was involved and was asking for updates, she would text them as well to let them know it was turned in. The RN states that often her supervisor and administrator would not work on the paperwork for days or not address the information she turned in on a timely basis, but that it was out of the RN’s control and not her fault.
As a result, the RN was given disciplinary action by the Board. 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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