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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.

So, if you’re facing a complaint from the Board, it’s best to seek legal advice first. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is willing to assist every nurse in need of immediate help for nurse licensing cases. He is an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for the past 16 years and represented over 300 nurses before the Texas BON. To contact him, please dial (832)-428-5679 for a confidential consultation or for more inquiries.