False documentation and inaccurate medical records are some of the typical errors or mistakes committed by nurses. These mistakes may become grounds for nursing malpractice, and if being accused, you need the right nurse attorney to help you when facing the Texas BON.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Wichita, Texas, and had been in that position for twenty-seven (27) years and six (6) months.
On or about February 10, 2020, through November 5, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Wichita, Texas, RN documented the following for the patients call back hours for thirteen (13) different patients: call back hours for the patients with visit notes with conflicting times or with no corresponding visit note; visit notes for this employer and another employer with overlapping visit times for the patients; a visit note for a patient when the visit was made by another nurse.
In response, RN states it was common practice for all nurses, herself included, to make visits during the day and due to other emergencies requiring immediate attention, finish the electronic notes late in the office or at home. RN adds that she always made her supervisor aware when this occurred. RN admits she had a PRN job with a home healthcare service provider, but states this has never conflicted with her position at the medical facility. Regarding the visit for a patient, RN states she actually made the visit because she didn’t want to wake up the LVN since the LVN had already been out for a prn visit.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B)&(D) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A), (1)(B),(1)(C),(4)&(6)(H).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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