Every nursing assessment should be appropriately documented right after a task or after assessing a patient regarding their needs and the care given to them every time. When something bad happens due to such a mistake or negligence, the RN will be held accountable for it. If such a mistake happens, you should always consider having a Texas nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a medical facility in Amarillo, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
It was on or about March 1, 2018, through January 8, 2018, when the RN failed to appropriately document a nursing assessment to determine delegation of care requirements for a Patient. Additionally, the RN failed to appropriately document delegated tasks specific to the needs of the patient with regards to meal monitoring, obtaining weights, and medication administration. The RN also failed to appropriately identify 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 response to the incident, the RN states all staff is in-serviced a minimum of once a year on documentation of intake, output, and vital sign measurements when said staff are delegated for medication administration. The RN further states staff was specifically trained in the patient’s specific dietary needs.
The RN is facing the consequences of her actions. As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing has to take the RN into disciplinary action since the RN has not been able to have a Texas nurse attorney by her side to defend her.
Having a Texas nurse attorney around during the trial of your case can change the outcome of the case you are dealing with. So, if ever you have questions about the Texas Board of Nursing disciplinary process? Contact The Law Office of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An for a confidential consultation by calling or texting 24/7 at (832) 428-5679 and ask for attorney Yong.