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Active investigation with board for charting errors

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by SD152420 SD152420 (New Member) New Member

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Has anyone been involved in an active investigation for charting errors and what was the outcome with the BON?

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Sour Lemon has 9 years experience.

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Errors can be corrected and aren't typically "BON report" material. A lot of states have disciplinary actions online. You might be able to browse and see if you run into something similar to what you're dealing with.

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Agreed, charting errors aren’t typical BON material... unless we are taking about fraud? Or if someone is seriously lying on their charting. 
 

But honestly... many people get away with: Little Old Man #1 has great bilateral pedal pulses when in reality he has had bilateral above the knee amputations... sooooo there’s that. 

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spotangel is a MSN, RN and specializes in ED,Tele,Med surg, ADN,outpatient,homecare,LTC,Peds.

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Oh Yeah! Ms. Grey is alert oriented x 3 , had a restful night and sleeping in her chair. I walk in after report and find Ms Grey quite grey, very cold and sleeping her eternal sleep in the chair minus a pulse! Thankfully she was a DNR/DNI------!

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Katie82 has 25 years experience and specializes in Med Surg, Tele, PH, CM.

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BON responsibilities vary from State to State. I have never heard of a random "investigation" by the BON, so I am assuming you are referring to a specific complaint made to them. Once again, varies by Board and severity of the complaint. If it is a violation of the state Nurse Practice Act, it could result in disciplinary action against the subject of the complaint. But usually drags on forever. 

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