Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s diagnosis or symptoms can cause great harm to the patient as well to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For RNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against RNs. That is why RNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, and had been in that position for approximately four (4) years.
On or about October 12, 2019, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in Corpus Christi, Texas, RN failed to assess and document vital signs and notify the physician after a patient-reported pain in her chest and back. Moreover, RN inappropriately attempted to add an entry to the patient’s medical record after the time for making late entries to the record had passed. RN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and could have injured the patient from clinical care decisions based on incomplete assessment information.
In response, RN states the patient was continually under telemetry and oxygen saturation monitoring, and at no time were any vital signs outside of normal limits. In addition, the RN states she reviewed the patient’s telemetry monitoring, offered the patient an ice pack, and repositioned the patient. The patient’s oxygen saturation was greater than 90%, and the patient was weaned from oxygen during her shift.
The above actions constitute 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),(1)(D),(1)(M),(1)(P)&(3)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C)&(4).
The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN and her license to 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 or LVN.
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