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JONES, OK – DUCT TAPE USED TO SECURE HAND RESTRAINTS; CAUSES ACTUAL HARM TO RESIDENT

OAK HILL CARE CENTER

LOCATED: 1100 WEST GEORGIA, JONES, OK 73049

OAK HILL CARE 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 ENSURE A RESIDENT WAS FREE FROM RESTRAINTS WITHOUT A MEDICAL REASON FOR THE USE OF THE RESTRAINT

LEVEL OF HARM – ACTUAL HARM

**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on clinical record review, staff interviews and review of facility policies and procedures, it was determined the facility failed to ensure a resident was free from restraints without a medical reason for the use of the restraint. Mitten restraints were being held on the resident’s wrist with the use of duct tape for one (#3) of three sampled residents reviewed for the use of restraints. Improper use of duct tape resulted in actual harm to the resident.

Continuing: Also we did not use mittens on pt (patient) (at) all yesterday (3/1/14). And we did not place mittens on resident prior to leaving last night. An incident report, dated 03/02/14, documented, .Pt (patient) noted c (with) mittens on both hands c (with) purple duck (sic) tape wrapped tightly around them. This nurse removed duck (sic) tape and mittens and noted red bruises on B (both) wrists. A document, dated 03/03/14, titled Report of Nursing Practice Incident, documented, .was reported to of hand mittens taped on with duck (sic) tape. Nurse (name omitted) was last nurse to of been responsible for resident (resident #3). Bruising to both wrist was found due to tightness of tape and use of mittens. A written statement by CNA #1, dated 03/04/14, documented, I did put the duct tape on (resident #3) (on Sat (Saturday) night/Sun (Sunday) MORN (morning) 3/1-3/2 on the 10-6 shift) to keep his mittens in place because he was digging in feces and smearing it on the wall (and) bed. He did this multiple times the night before and I did it to prevent it from reoccurring on this night. The nurse (name omitted) (and) she was aware that I had used duct tape instead of paper tape which had been used with prior incidents to keep on his mittens. 

Continuing: On 07/21/14 at 12:24 p.m., the administrator was asked if he felt the use of duct tape to secure hand mitten restraints was acceptable. He stated, No. At 1:55 p.m., the director of nursing was asked if the use of duct tape to secure hand mittens was the proper application of a restraint. She stated, No, not at all. She stated the Velcro on the hand mittens was worn and not holding. She was then asked what would be a good intervention for hand mittens that had worn Velcro. She stated, Order new ones.

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One Response to “JONES, OK – DUCT TAPE USED TO SECURE HAND RESTRAINTS; CAUSES ACTUAL HARM TO RESIDENT”

  1. Renee phillips says:

    My grandpa W.c. Carter was in there and was abuised severely he was kick in his privates and they were the size of grapefruits that nursing home needs to be shut down Also south park needs to be shut down for abuse my grandmother Margie Nadine Carter passed away a year ago from neglect they chose physical therapy over hospice coming in even throw she was unresponsive they never notified family of her condition

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