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Any type of allegation or accusation from the board can be defended, as long as there is a skilled nurse lawyer ready to assist you before the Board of Nursing. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) investigates the allegations, evaluates the findings, and imposes disciplinary actions to maintain professional standards and protect public health and safety. Hence, having a nurse attorney to represent you before the board can be advantageous as they will assist you in creating a strong defense to protect your livelihood.

At the time of the incident, an RN was employed as a Registered Nurse at a hospital facility in Carrollton, Texas, and had been in that position for one (1) year and eleven (11) months. 

On or about May 16, 2019, while employed as a Registered Nurse, the said RN incorrectly documented that the patient had a central venous catheter (CVC) line secured with sutures, though it was a sutureless securement device. Additionally, the RN failed to assess the patient’s backside and falsely documented that she had given the patient a bath and that her coccyx/sacral area and buttocks were intact with the skin showing branch-able redness. Subsequently, the oncoming nurse noted purple discoloration on the patient’s coccyx/sacral and buttocks areas. The RN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate medical record and was likely to injure the patient in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions. 

In response to the occurrence, the RN mentioned that the central venous catheter was assessed and observed, that the observation was documented and appropriate care was provided based on her nursing observation. According to the RN, inadequate staffing did not allow her to perform hygiene care, and a skin assessment was not conducted. She stated that she gave the patient a chlorhexidine bath, and then requested assistance from a coworker to turn the patient secondary to the patient’s size, and also noted that the client’s skin was intact, consistent with the most recent assessment of the patient. It was indicated by the RN that she intended to clarify the assessment once she received assistance from the coworker, and was then called to help another nurse, and did not follow up in turning her patient to complete the skin assessment.

However, with the failure to hire an experienced nurse lawyer to help her defend her side, the RN never had the chance to be heard. 

Because of this incident, the Texas Board of Nursing then subjected the LVN and her license to disciplinary action. The accusation would have been defended by an experienced and skilled nurse lawyer, had the RN hired one. 

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