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Conducting false 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 at a nursing home in The Woodlands, Texas, and had been in that position for five (5) months.

On or about March 13, 2020, while employed as an LVN at a nursing home in The Woodlands, Texas, LVN falsely documented a normal skin assessment for a resident, two (2) hours after the resident acquired a deep tissue injury to the right lateral foot that was previously noted by the facility treatment nurse and treatment orders had been given. Instead, LVN inappropriately documented on the Braden Scale Risk Assessment that the resident was not at risk for skin breakdown and scored the patient at a 21. LVN’s conduct was likely to deceive other caregivers who needed complete information on which to base their care.

In response to the above incident, LVN states that there was no documentation to indicate how the injury to the foot of the resident was observed or occurred and was only inferred by the wound care nurse that it was a pressure ulcer because of the patient’s degree of mobility, age, degree of comorbidities, as well as side effects from the patient’s anticoagulating medications.

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)&(2)(A) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A),(1)(B),(1)(C),(4),(6)(A)&(6)(H).

As a result, the Texas Board of Nursing decided to place her LVN license under disciplinary action. It’s too bad that she failed to hire a nurse attorney for assistance, knowing that she had every reason to defend herself in the first place. Her defense would have gotten better if she sought legal consultation from a Texas nurse attorney as well.

Unburden yourself by seeking the help of a nurse lawyer today!

If you have received a letter from the Texas Board of Nursing regarding a case or complaint filed against you, you should contact a nurse attorney right away before the situation gets even more problematic.

One of the committed nurse attorneys who has assisted numerous nurses in their cases since 2006 is  Atty. Yong J. An, a Texas nurse lawyer. 

You may reach him through text or by calling this number (832) 428-5679 for other inquiries or if you may need a detailed consultation.