An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a health facility in Richardson, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about May 14, 2020, through June 12, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and providing care for Patients, the said LVN falsely documented vital signs, reported handoff, and blood glucose readings, when she was not on the premises. The LVN’s conduct created a false medical record upon which other caregivers would rely to provide patient care and deprived the patient and his family of nursing care the LVN was paid to provide.
It was on or about May 14, 2020, through June 12, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and providing care for the Patient, the LVN failed to notify her supervisor she left the patient’s home early, failed to provide a face to face handoff report, and failed to obtain the parent’s signature, prior to leaving at the end of her shift, as required by facility policy. Instead, the LVN obtained the parent’s end-of-shift signature at times that did not involve waking up the patient’s mother and communicating patient information to the patient’s mother in a notebook. The patient was a six-year-old with continuous gastrostomy tube feeding and continuous blood glucose monitoring. The conduct of the said LVN was likely to injure the patient from a lack of care provided by nursing staff or responsible parents.
In regards to the occurrence, the LVN reports her documentation reflected actual times she provided care to the patient, and that the patient’s parent informed her ‘do not wake me up, and the parent preferred to sign the nurse visit report at beginning of next shift or before she went to bed, prior to the end of the LVN’s shift.
The accusation against the RN could have been defended by a nurse attorney who has the experience and skills in dealing with such an accusation case. The incident above had resulted in the RN being taken disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing.
Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or an LVN. For more details and to schedule a confidential consultation, you must approach an experienced nurse attorney in Texas, Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. He has assisted numerous nursing license cases since 2006. You may contact him by dialing (832)-428-567 if you wish to learn more information should you undergo accusations or any other case that may affect your license.