Accurate and complete documentation has a huge impact on a patient’s improvement in health recovery. Doing accurate and complete documentation is essential in nursing care. It is also in the clinical guidelines of nursing and is one of many responsibilities of nurses. Some nurses tend to disregard the guidelines of appropriate documentation and then later, regret it. So, if the Board summoned you, hire a nurse attorney for help in facing the Board.
At the time of the initial incident, he was employed as an RN at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) months.
On or about May 8, 2020, while employed as an RN at a hospital in Dallas, Texas, RN failed to accurately and completely document the integumentary system of a patient in that RN failed to document whether any wounds were identified. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and could have contributed to the injury of the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response, RN states that there were no diagnosis or treatment goals with respect to pressure ulcers for the patient. RN states that skin assessments were performed, and the patient had no wounds or pressure ulcers from that documentation. RN states that he last saw the patient on May 8, 2020.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D)&(1)(N).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and his license into disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled Texas Nursing Law Attorney, had the RN hired one. Hiring a Texas Nursing Law Attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN
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