Disciplinary actions could be subjected to an RN or LVN if found guilty of any violation or if charged in a civil or criminal case. This is why the assistance and help of a nurse attorney are valuable if you’re facing complaints, accusations, or any case before the Texas Board of Nursing (BON). Your defense will strengthen further if you’re able to get the help of an experienced and skilled nurse attorney in facing the Texas Board of Nursing. There are times when mistakes at work could be inevitable, which is why a nurse attorney can assure full assistance over such errors.
At the time of the initial incident, an LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Texas City, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and four (4) months.
An incident happened on or about July 16, 2017, while employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse, the LVN pre-documented the behavior and/or side effects on the psychoactive drug sheet for multiple patients during her 6 am-2 pm nursing shift. The LVN’s conduct may have created inaccurate medical records and was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care.
And on or about July 17, 2017, the LVN falsely documented the loam and 12 pm medication administrations, feedings, and nursing care for multiple residents. The LVN was terminated from her position and left the facility at 8:53 am. The LVN’s conduct created inaccurate medical records and was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care.
In response to the incidents mentioned above, the LVN admits that she pre-documented the behavior and/or side effects on the psychoactive drug sheet for multiple patients after her initial assessment and states she had been taught by her preceptor to document in that manner. Further, the LVN admits that she initialed the 10 am and 12 pm water flushes which had not been given at the time.
However, she could have hired and contacted a nurse attorney in order to receive assistance or help regarding the case she’s in, especially if the RN sincerely thinks of it as an accusation.
For more details or for a confidential consultation regarding accusations, it’s best to contact an experienced and the right nurse attorney for your case. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is an experienced nurse attorney which helped RNs and LVNs defend against several cases since 2006. You can call him at (832) 428-5679
to get started or to inquire for more information regarding nursing license case defenses.