Once a charge from the Texas Board of Nursing is filed, that case becomes public record and available for the world to see. When this happens, this makes it very difficult to get a job that takes insurance. An experienced Houston nurse attorney know how to avoid these pitfalls. This incident that an LVN committed, was one of those examples.
On or about November 10, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse in Houston, the LVN allegedly falsely documented that she performed wound assessments and care on a when in fact she did not complete them.
The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response to the incident, the LVN states that she did write a rough draft nursing note from what she had previously assessed when assisting with the patient‘s dressing change. She states that she did believe she had saved the note as unfinished which would allow her to go back and edit the note with her current assessment findings.
The LVN states that she mistakenly saved the note as finished without completing wound care for the patient. She states that at the end of her shift she had completed and documented all of her other assessments, wound care, and medication administration for all the patients in the infirmary, as well as the other duties assigned to her by her charge nurse. She states that in her shift report to the oncoming infirmary nurse, she did report that she did not complete this patient‘s dressing change.
A nurse attorney is someone who represents medical professionals in court. They are also the ones who react and make decisions quickly on demanding conditions.
Attorney Yong J. An is among the best Houston nurse attorney that has a proven track record. He has over 12 years of experience handling Texas BON disciplinary action cases and has helped protect the license of numerous nurses in Texas. For a confidential consultation, call or text him at (832) 428-5679.