Inaccurate medical records about a patient’s symptoms, diagnosis and/or medications can cause great harm to the patient as well as to the doctors and nurses assigned to take care of the patient. Their licenses could be at stake. Attorneys on the other hand are the ones who take care of and help medical practitioners with their cases. For RNs, they do not need just any attorney but a nurse attorney. A nurse attorney knows the best regarding cases filed against RNs. That is why RNs should consider hiring a nurse attorney for the defense.
At the time of the incident, she was employed as an RN at a medical facility in McAllen, Texas, and had been in that position for two (2) months.
On or about September 22, 2020, through September 23, 2020, while employed as an RN at a medical facility in McAllen, Texas, RN failed to document an assessment of the pain for a patient prior to administration of pain medication and failed to assess and/or document a shift assessment of the patient. RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate and incomplete medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent care givers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their decisions for further care.
In response to the above incident, RN states that she documented in the patient’s file according to how she was taught when entering that floor and following the regulations within the institution.
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)(C),(1)(D)&(1)(M) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B)&(4).
Unfortunately, the Texas Board of Nursing found her guilty of her deeds. Her RN license was subjected to disciplinary action. She did not hire a skilled Texas BON attorney to fully defend her case which led to this decision by the Texas Board of Nursing.
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