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FORT WORTH, TX – SEVEN RESIDENTS FOUND WITH BEDSORES

FORT WORTH CENTER OF REHABILITATION

LOCATED: 850 12TH AVENUE, FORT WORTH, TX 76104

FORT WORTH CENTER OF 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 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES. The full report/survey can be found here.

FACILITY FAILED TO GIVE RESIDENTS PROPER TREATMENT TO PREVENT NEW BED (PRESSURE) SORES OR HEAL EXISTING BED SORES.

LEVEL OF HARM –ACTUAL HARM

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on observation, interview, and record review, the facility failed to ensure that residents who had pressure sores received necessary treatment and services to promote healing, prevent infection, and prevent new sores from developing for seven (Residents #1, #2, #4, #5, #6, #7 and #8) of 19 reviewed for pressure ulcers.

  1. The facility failed to off-load Resident #2’s heels when she had an unstageable pressure ulcer to her right heel.
  1. The facility failed to keep pressure off Resident #8’s left leg when she had an unstageable pressure ulcer to her left calf. The staff failed to recognize the device to off-load the resident’s heels created pressure to her left calf pressure ulcer until surveyor intervention.
  1. RN A failed to follow proper infection techniques when providing treatment to Resident #1’s multiple pressure ulcers.
  1. LVN B failed to follow proper infection control techniques when providing treatment to Resident #5’s Stage II pressure ulcer.
  1. ADON E failed to follow proper infection control techniques when providing treatment to Resident #4’s Stage IV pressure ulcer.
  2. The facility failed to provide treatment to Resident #6’s unstageable pressure ulcer on 03/26/16 and 03/27/16.
  1. The facility failed to provide treatment to Resident #7’s Stage III pressure ulcer on 03/26/16 and 03/27/16.

These failures could affect the 10 residents in the facility with identified pressure ulcers by placing them at risk for deteriorating pressure ulcers, infections, pain, and development of additional pressure ulcers.

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