Complaints regarding the failure of documenting accurate and complete medical records are one of the cases that a nurse attorney can resolve. These professionals can guarantee their clients that any complaints about them can be denied by the Texas Board of Nursing once you hire them for assistance.
At the time of the initial incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital in Lubbock, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) weeks.
It was on or about May 30, 2018, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the RN failed to administer Lidocaine 5% patch, Multivitamin, Bismuth Subsalicylate, and Copper Glycinate to a patient as ordered by the physician. The RN’s conduct exposed the patient to unrelieved pain and the risk of ineffective treatment.
And on or about May 30, 2018, the RN failed to accurately and/or completely document the Medication Administration Record (MAR) of the patient. The RN circled medications as not given but failed to document the reason the medications were not administered. The RN’s conduct created inaccurate and/or incomplete medical records.
In regards to the incidents and to the misconduct of the RN, the RN states that May 30, 2018, was only her 5th shift to work after receiving four (4) days of floor orientation with fewer assigned patients. Also, the RN states that she was wearing a back brace and experiencing back pain/spasms that day. When the patient complained to the Director of Nursing that a nurse had not been in her room, the RN told the patient that she had been napping when the RN checked on her and reminded the patient that the RN had given medications and assisted the patient to the bathroom. In response, the patient said ‘no’ and started screaming while the RN tried to make her remember their conversation. The RN stated she was in pain and did not want to be rude to the patient so she said, ‘whatever you are right’.
In addition, the RN states she had a patient with combative behavior for whom she had to provide all care because the nurse’s aide refused to feed or do vital signs because the patient was spitting. In addition, the RN states the charting was time-consuming because it was not computerized and she needed more orientation for time management because her most recent experience had been in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
As a result, of what happened, the RN is facing disciplinary actions due to her misconduct. However, she failed to hire an experienced nurse attorney for proper assistance, causing her to undergo such procedures.
Losing your LVN or RN license can compromise your career. However, a skilled nurse attorney can greatly help you in major cases such as this. For assistance regarding your nurse license case, it’s best to contact Nurse Attorney Yong J. An by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.