Any nurse who faces any cases they wish to deny should hire a nurse attorney to strengthen their defense. Professionals can provide a better form of defense against the Texas Board of Nursing as an RN or LVN faces an accusation of any charges they never committed.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was employed as a Licensed Vocational Nurse at a hospital in Midland, Texas, and had been in that position for four (4) years.
It was on or about May 8, 2018, the LVN falsely documented vital signs, administration of medications and treatments, and assessments in the medical record of the patient, in that the patient was not present at home during the period the LVN documented providing care to the patient. The LVN’s conduct created an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation for further care.
And on or about May 8, 2018, the RN misappropriated one (1) tablet of Tramadol 50mg belonging to a patient or failed to take precautions to prevent such misappropriation. More specifically, the RN signed out one (1) tablet of Tramadol 50mg and subsequently documented administering 25mg to the patient and wasting the remaining portion with a witness; however, the patient was not in the home when the medication was documented as being administered and the nurse who documented witnessing the waste later admitted that she did not actually witness the waste. The LVN’s conduct was likely to defraud the facility and the patient thereof of the cost of the medications.
In response to the incident, the LVN states the documentation error was a result of her having confused her days and clicking on the computer without paying close attention. The LVN states she prepared the patient’s medications before she went to look for her. The LVN states she had forgotten the patient was out of the facility and wasted all of the medications.
The Board of Texas has full jurisdiction over all cases regarding RNs and LVNs who committed any forms of offenses. They are also the ones holding decisions whether the RN or LVN’s license has to be suspended, revoked, or disciplined. Therefore, the Board decided to summon the LVN for a hearing to defend against the complaint filed to her – this is the part where a nurse attorney should be hired.
Any case of accusation or complaints may compromise your career, which is why a Texas nurse attorney could provide you with the best help against these issues. If you have any valid reasons, you may refer to a nurse attorney to provide further defense against your case.
If you’re having trouble against cases that you were accused of doing, and you deny those facts, then seek the help of Nurse Attorney Yong J. An. To get started with a private consultation, you may contact him at (832) 428-5679.