Complaints from patients may cause your license and career at risk. Issues such as this may greatly affect your future career, but only if you failed to hire a nurse attorney for the case. There are some RNs and LVNs who missed their chances to get a better defense just because they weren’t able to hire any nurse attorney to defend them.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a health facility in Temple, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and one (1) month.
On or about September 11, 2019, through January 2, 2020, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse and while assigned to provide nursing care for the Patient, the said LVN completed and submitted incorrect nursing visit notes for the Patient including incorrect start and end times on her nursing visit notes for Patient. The visit notes also incorrectly included the caregiver’s signature on the LVN’s visit notes. The LVN’s conduct was wrong, created an inaccurate medical record, and could have injured and confused the patient and facility in that subsequent caregivers might not have accurate information to base their future care decisions and may have affected payroll decisions, respectively.
In light of the occurrence, the said LVN acknowledges her mistakes concerning inaccurate nursing notes for visits with incorrect start and end times, and she admits that she made a mistake and attributes her conduct to an isolated lapse in judgment.
However, the Texas Board of Nursing found that his conduct violates the Texas Occupations Code. As a result, he receives disciplinary and further sanctions from the Texas Board of Nursing (BON).
This is just one of the cases why every LVN in Texas is expected to act with prudence in practicing the profession. Gross negligence or disobedience on the part of the RN is never excused.
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