Improper and erroneous documentation at work is a serious case, which is why a nurse attorney is needed if you get accused of this kind of scenario. However, there are some nurses who thought they were guilty of the charges but failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.
At the time of the initial incident, the LVN was a Licensed Vocational Nurse and employed as the Assistant Director of Nursing, and Unit Manager, at a hospital in Killeen, Texas, and had been in that position for seven (7) months.
On or about June 20, 2016, the LVN transcribed, in error, duplicate orders into the medical record while attempting to revise the orders to administer Glyburide daily to a patient for diabetes. Because of the duplicate orders, the LVN documented, in error, administering two (2) doses of daily Glyburide to the patient, and the medication aide documented administering a third dose an hour later. Early in the morning of the next day, the patient was found to have critically low blood sugar levels which did not respond to interventions, and he had to be transferred to a local ER, where it was determined that he had also suffered a heart attack. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers did not have accurate information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In regards to the incident above, the LVN admits transcribing duplicate orders of Glyburide in error, due to computer issues. The LVN denies administering Glyburide to the patient and reports the patient received only one dose of Glyburide administered by the medication aide. The LVN states that her computer entry errors were remote from the incident that happened the next morning.
Because of this, the LVN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side. However, her defense and lack of a proper nurse attorney to help her resulted in disciplinary action by the Texas Board of Nursing.
If you’re facing cases such as this, and you think that additional disciplinary action should not be applied anymore, then be sure to hire a nurse attorney who can fully assist you. Texas nurse attorney Yong J. An, is an experienced nurse attorney for more than 16 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.