For nurses who are dealing with charges or any accusation cases, it is best to seek the help and assistance of a nurse attorney when having to deal with any case. However, some nurses tend to face the results instead, without thinking that a nurse attorney is reliable for matters such as these.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Georgetown, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about November 10, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN falsely documented that she performed wound assessments and care on a patient when in fact the LVN did not complete them. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In regards to the incident, the LVN states that she did write a rough draft nursing note from what she had previously assessed when assisting with the patient’s dressing change. The LVN stated that did believe she had saved the note as unfinished which would allow her to go back and edit the note with her current assessment findings. The LVN states that she mistakenly saved the note as finished without completing wound care for the patient. The LVN states that at the end of her shift she had completed and documented all of her other assessments, wound care, and medication administration for all the patients in the infirmary, as well as the other duties assigned to her by her charge nurse. She also states that in her shift report to the oncoming infirmary nurse, she did report that she did not complete this patient’s dressing change.
The Texas Board of Nursing sent a letter to the LVN regarding the issue so then she can have the chance to defend herself. However, she was not able to provide a good defense for herself. Therefore, the Board placed her nursing license to a disciplinary action instead.
Having all these problems was never easy and should never be dealt with alone. You need someone who can help you at times like these, someone that is very reliable and knows what to do if you are facing such allegations or accusations. Any problem always has a solution.
If you also received a complaint regarding a case filed against you, you should hire a criminal nurse attorney immediately before it’s too late. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse lawyers who helped various nurses in their cases since 2006. You may contact him 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 for more information or if you want to schedule a private consultation.