Conducting incomplete documentation could cause LVNs to lose their hard-earned license. Such conduct could contribute to inaccurate and poor-quality care to patients. If an LVN is in such trouble, ask a nurse attorney to help you fight against allegation cases.
At the time of the initial incident, she was employed as an LVN with a nursing and rehabilitative services provider in San Antonio, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) years and seven (7) months.
On or about April 7, 2020, through April 30, 20120 while employed as an LVN with a nursing and rehabilitative services provider in San Antonio, Texas, while caring for a patient, LVN documented that the patient had multiple open areas on his skin but failed to document a count of the wounds, measurement, appearance, or placement of the wounds. LVN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.
In response, LVN states that the patient had chronic lesions on his hands and arms that were related to his condition but were not pressure sores. LVN states that the mother was instructed on use of triple antibiotic ointment for the patient’s lesions until a physician ordered a different treatment. LVN reports that the mother was encouraged to bathe the patient daily using a soft cloth and a mild cleanser. LVN states that she provided the mother with skin repair cream for use on the patient. LVN states that she encouraged the mother to make regular physician appointments, and that the mother chose not to take the patient to the doctor for a long time. LVN states that the agency made arrangements for transportation and a doctor’s visit on April 10, 2020 and encouraged the mother to have the doctor look at the lesions and order treatment. LVN states that she instructed the mother on pressure sores, causes, prevention, and treatment. LVN states that the patient’s mother voiced verbal understanding to all instructions given to her on these matters.
The above action constitutes grounds for disciplinary action in accordance with Section 301.452(b)(10)&(13), Texas Occupations Code, and is a violation of 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.11(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(D),(1)(M)&(1)(P) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A)&(1)(B).
However, without enough evidence to prove she’s not guilty, the LVN lost the case. This is the reason why the Texas Board of Nursing placed her LVN license under disciplinary action.
Do not be stressed or anxious if you find yourself in a similar situation as that of the LVN mentioned above. All you need to do is to find the right RN/LVN license attorney who can help you in the case. Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN/LVN 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 300 nurses before the Texas BON. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-5679.