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Accurate documentation has a huge impact on a patient’s improvement in health recovery. Doing accurate and clear 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 Texas Board of Nursing.

At the time of the incident, an RN was contracted as a Contract Registered Nurse at a hospital in Plano, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and two (2) months.

It was on or about July 9, 2018, while contracted as a Contract Registered Nurse, the RN failed to appropriately document in the comprehensive nursing assessment of the patient’s delegated tasks of medication administration, daily weights, and dietary supplements. The RN also failed to appropriately document the unlicensed personnel responsible for the aforementioned delegated tasks, training received, verification of competency, and monitoring requirements. The RN’s conduct created 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 above, the RN states she was contracted to perform annual comprehensive nursing assessments for residents of the group home.  The RN also states she performed a comprehensive nursing assessment on the patient on July 9, 2018. The RN further states, as a contractor, she is not included in inpatient plan of care meetings where RN delegations to staff are evaluated and addressed.

The Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the RN’s nursing license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse attorney, had the LVN hired one. Hiring a nurse attorney for defense is applicable for any kind of accusation laid against an RN or LVN.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 200 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An, 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579.