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HOSPITAL NOTES, “CAME FROM NH WITH BEDSORES, CRUSTY CATHETER, DRIED BOWEL MOVEMENT ON SKIN AND BRUISES”

FOREST HILLS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER

LOCATED: 4300 WEST HOUSTON, BROKEN ARROW, OK 74012

FOREST HILLS CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER 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, it was determined the facility failed to identify and provide treatment to prevent the development of an avoidable pressure ulcer for two (#375 and #385) of three sampled residents who were reviewed for pressure ulcers. The facility identified 12 residents who had pressure ulcers.

Resident # 385 had multiple untreated unstageable pressure ulcers to his buttocks and penis.

A history and physical report from the hospital, dated 01/19/17 at 3:54 a.m., documented, .patient’s nursing home staff noticed that his urine was darker than normal and they thought he might be getting dehydrated or have a urine infection so he was subsequently transferred to (hospital name deleted) for further evaluation and treatment .Skin: warm and dry color appropriate in all limbs. No [DIAGNOSES REDACTED], or induration on exposed observed areas of head, neck, and limbs.

A case management discharge planning note from the hospital, dated 01/19/17 at 2:08 p.m., documented, nursing staff informed that they are very concerned about possible abuse/neglect while at the nursing home .pt is very excoriated on his bottom and has an unstageable pressure ulcer on his bottom as well. pt’s catheter does not appear to have been cared for .pt has a pressure ulcer on his penis.

A hospital progress note, dated 01/19/17 at 4:36 p.m., documented, .Pt came from NH with unshakeable (sic) wound on sacrum, and one on tip of penis also has blister on left heel. His f/c very crusty and peri area red with blisters and dried bowel movement on skin .also has bruising around waist. Wound consult ordered.

A hospital medical discharge summary, dated 01/28/17, documented, .Discharge [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].sepsis present on admission secondary to the above .multiple unstageable decubitus ulcer.

At 11:35 a.m., LPN #2 was asked when she was aware of the skin breakdown on the resident’s sacrum and coccyx. She stated It was about nine p.m., on the evening he was transferred. She was asked if she had measured the area of the pressure ulcers. She stated, I didn’t take any measurements, I was in the process of sending him out. She was asked if she had performed a skin assessment. She stated, I did not do a skin assessment. I was in the process of sending him out. She was asked for documentation of the skin breakdown. The nurse looked in the computer but was unable to find any documentation. She stated, apparently I didn’t document it. She was asked if it should have been documented. She stated, Yes.

At 2:00 p.m., the DON was asked if the resident had any pressure ulcers. She stated, I was not aware of any skin breakdown at the time of his transfer to the hospital until the nurse had told me she thought he had a Kennedy ulcer. She was shown the nurse practitioner initial progress note. She was asked what the documentation of ulcer heel bruising, indicated to her. She stated, It would indicate there was a problem with the resident’s heels. She was informed the nurse had stated the documentation was incorrect. She stated, I would expect the nurse to follow-up, especially if she thought the resident didn’t have the documented ulcer to their heels. She should have clarified with the doctor or nurse practitioner.

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One Response to “HOSPITAL NOTES, “CAME FROM NH WITH BEDSORES, CRUSTY CATHETER, DRIED BOWEL MOVEMENT ON SKIN AND BRUISES””

  1. Judy says:

    I have had several friends in this nursing homes over the years! I was there every day for three or four months! I have been warming many families to be sure and pop in different times of day and night!! This nursing home is and has been poor! Please be aware and stay on top of care there!!

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