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Inaccurate documentation 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 failed to hire a nurse attorney just because they thought it’s the doom for their license already. But that is not entirely the case as there is still hope.

Unfortunately, an RN from Houston failed to do this. This results in disciplinary action from the Texas Board of Nursing. Always keep in mind that the Texas Board of Nursing handles all of the cases that may affect the license from receiving the suspension, disciplinary action, or revocation. However, with a right nurse attorney for the case, rest assured that the case can go according to the nurse’s favor, especially if the RN has a good defense against the case.

On or about July 12, 2008, the hospital where the RN was working conducted an internal investigation of the RN’s documentation of patient records. The investigation revealed that the RN was documenting administering medication and treatment before the actual treatment or medication was provided. The RN failed to document the patient’s medical charts accurately.

The minimally acceptable standards of prevailing nurse practice require that the nurse document the administration of medication or treatment is given to a patient only after that treatment or medication has been provided.

Pre documentation of the administration of medication and treatment poses a danger to patients, in that it may lead to a patient receiving too much or too little of the necessary physician ordered medication or treatment.

Because of this, the RN was summoned by the Texas Board of Nursing to defend her side.  She denied all the accusations against her. However, she failed to properly present her case before the Texas Board of Nursing. Therefore, the Board of Nursing decided to discipline her and suspend her license.

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 14 years. To contact him for inquiries or to schedule a confidential consultation, dial (832) 428-5679 to proceed.