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BRYANT, AR – RESIDENT ALLEGES PHYSICAL ABUSE BY AIDE; RESIDENT SUFFERS WOUND TO THE BONE AND FRACTURE

STAGECOACH NURSING AND REHABILITATION

LOCATED: 6907 HIGHWAY 5 NORTH, BRYANT, AR 72022

STAGECOACH NURSING AND REHABILITATION was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following deficiencies:

PLEASE NOTE: The following highlighted quoted text is only a portion of the full report/survey submitted by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.

FACILITY FAILED TO HIRE ONLY PEOPLE WITH NO LEGAL HISTORY OF ABUSING, NEGLECTING OR MISTREATING RESIDENTS; OR 2) REPORT AND INVESTIGATE ANY ACTS OR REPORTS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT OR MISTREATMENT OF RESIDENTS.

LEVEL OF HARM –IMMEDIATE JEOPARDY

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on record review and interview, the facility failed to ensure an allegation of staff to resident abuse involving Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) #1 was immediately reported to the Administrator/Designee to assure an investigation was promptly initiated and residents were protected from the potential of further abuse for 1
(Resident #1) of 7 case mix residents (Resident #s 1-7), who required assistance with bed mobility and had reported an allegation of staff to resident abuse. This failed practice resulted in Immediate Jeopardy which caused or could have caused serious harm, injury or death to Resident #1, who alleged CNA #1 beat her up and who sustained skin tears to left arm and fracture of right arm.

The nurse’s notes dated 8/17/15 at 12:07 a.m. and signed by LPN #1 documented, “…was notified per CNAs [CNA #1 and CNA #2] to come to res room that res had wound to L arm. Upon entering res room res was noted to have Lg [large] open area/skin tear to L forearm. Res stated that a black female CNA was helping her roll over and she was trying to help CNA roll and the CNA grabbed her wrists and started hitting then together and beating her up. Res had app. [approximately] 3.5 inch long and app. 2.5 inch wide open area/skin tear to l forearm and deep enough that it looked like bone in some areas and wound was bleeding large amount of blood…”

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