There are multiple instances that a nurse commits multiple violations and one of them is falsifying documents, which considered a criminal offense and is punishable by a fine or even jail time. It is also considered a medical malpractice case. An RN involved in such a case could lose his/her license. Altering or tampering with medical records can be dangerous to the patients. But if an RN is accused of doing such a crime, a nurse attorney is crucially needed.
At the time of the incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Victoria, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.
An incident happened on or about November 28, 2018, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN falsely documented in a patient’s Medication Administration Record (MAR) that she administered one (1) tablet of Hydrocodone 10/325mg to the patient when the control record doesn’t indicate medication was signed out on the date or time associated with the administration. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and failure to administer medication as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
And on or about December 7, 2018, through December 8, 2018, the LVN failed to administer Trazadone to a patient as ordered by a physician in that the LVN admitted to her nurse manager that she didn’t administer the medication because it wasn’t available. However, the medication was available in the facility’s emergency medication supply. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to administer Trazadone as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
On or about December 18, 2018, through December 19, 2018, the LVN failed to provide wound care treatment to another patient as ordered by a physician after being notified by a Certified Nursing Assistant that the patient. had a large open wound on the buttocks. The LVN’s conduct was likely to injure the patient in that failure to provide wound care treatment as ordered by a physician could have resulted in non-efficacious treatment.
And as a response, the LVN states she wasn’t aware Trazadone was in the ER kit. The LVN states treatments are done by the dayshift, and she wasn’t aware the patient’s dressing was compromised.
The above actions constitute grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452 (b) (10) &(13), Texas Occupations Code, and are a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE. The evidence against the LVN was strong. At the same time, she was not able to properly defend herself against the case. As a result, his nursing license was subject to disciplinary action.
Avoid a similar thing from happening on your end. Make sure to find the right nurse attorney in case a complaint will be filed against you before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced Texas nurse attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney who represented more than 200 nurse cases for RNs and LVNs over the past 16 years. You can call him at (832)-428-5679 to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.