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Conducting incomplete documentation could cause RNs to lose their hard-earned license. Such conduct could contribute to inaccurate and poor-quality care to patients. If an RN 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 RN with a nursing and rehabilitative services provider in Texarkana, Texas, and had been in that position for three (3) years and four (4) months.

On or about June 27, 2017, through August 11, 2017, while employed as an RN with a nursing and rehabilitative services provider in Texarkana, Texas, while caring for a patient, RN documented that the patient had multiple open areas on his skin but failed to document a count of the wounds, measurement, appearance, or placement of the wounds. RN’s conduct resulted in an incomplete medical record and exposed the patient to a risk of harm in that subsequent caregivers would not have accurate and complete information on which to base their care decisions.

In response, RN states that the patient had chronic lesions on his hands and arms that were related to his condition but were not pressure sores. RN states that the mother was instructed on the use of triple antibiotic ointment for the patient’s lesions until a physician ordered a different treatment. RN reports that the mother was encouraged to bathe the patient daily using a soft cloth and a mild cleanser. RN states that she provided the mother with skin repair cream for use on the patient. RN states that she encouraged the mother to make regular physician appointments and that the mother chose not to take the patient to the doctor for a long time. RN states that the agency made arrangements for transportation and a doctor’s visit on June 30, 2017, and encouraged the mother to have the doctor look at the lesions and order treatment. RN states that she instructed the mother on pressure sores, causes, prevention, and treatment. RN states that the patient’s mother voiced verbal understanding of all instructions given to her on these matters.

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) and 22 TEX. ADMIN. CODE §217.12(1)(A)&(1)(B).

The Texas Board of Nursing gave the RN sufficient time to defend the complaints filed against her. However, there was a failure on the RN’s part to find the right RN/LVN license attorney to handle her case. The negligence of the RN/LVN license attorney led to the decision of the Texas BON to place the LVN’s license under disciplinary action.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and expertise you need for a successful outcome by consulting a knowledgeable and experienced Texas RN / LVN license attorney. Texas Nurse Attorney Yong J. An is one of those dedicated nurse attorneys who helped represent more than 150 nurse cases for the past 16 years. Contact the Law Office of Yong J. An 24/7 through text or call at (832) 428-4579 for a confidential consultation regarding any accusations from the Texas BON.