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An experienced nurse attorney has surely helped a lot of RNs and LVNs when it comes to cases that may lead to disciplinary action. Unfortunately, not all nurses were able to hire a nurse attorney as they underwent such cases. This incident that an LVN committed in October 2013, was one of those examples.

At the time of the incident, the LVN was employed in a medical facility in Dallas, Texas, and had been in that position for one year and eight months.

On or about October 20, 2013, through October 31, 2013, the LVN failed to accurately and completely document twenty-five (25) Skilled Nursing Visits she performed for patients assigned to her care. The LVN’s conduct resulted in an inaccurate, incomplete medical record, and was likely to injure the patients in that subsequent caregivers would rely on her documentation in order to provide further care.

The LVN also failed to complete seven (7) skilled nursing visits as scheduled. Her conduct was could have injured the patients in that failing to complete a nursing assignment could have resulted in the patients not getting the care that they needed.

Because of this, the Texas Board of Nursing summoned the LVN to defend herself. During the hearing, the LVN states she received incomplete training on the employer-issued tablet used to perform her documentation. This hindered her ability to consistently and completely document her visits. She also states she visited all seven patients as scheduled, however, they were not home and she was therefore unable to perform their skilled nursing visits. She claims that in each instance she reported the patients’ absences to her supervisor.

The following incident and defense against the case caused the Texas Board of Nursing to place the LVN and her license into disciplinary proceedings. She would have sought assistance from a good nurse attorney to provide clarifications towards the case.

If you’ve ever done any errors or misdemeanor during your shift as an RN or LVN, and you wish to preserve your career and your license, an experienced nurse attorney is what you need. Nurse Attorney Yong J. An, an experienced nurse attorney for various licensing cases for 14 years, can assist you by contacting him at (832) 428-5679.