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KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE – THE DON INDICATED THEY DID NOT KNOW RESIDENT HAD FOLEY CATHETER

KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-COLUMBUS

LOCATED: 2100 MIDWAY STREET, COLUMBUS, IN 47201

KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-COLUMBUS 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 MAKE SURE THAT EACH RESIDENT WHO ENTERS THE NURSING HOME WITHOUT A CATHETER IS NOT GIVEN A CATHETER, AND RECEIVE PROPER SERVICES TO PREVENT URINARY TRACT INFECTIONS AND RESTORE NORMAL BLADDER FUNCTION

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

Based on interview and record review, the facility failed to identify a Foley catheter for a resident (Resident D) upon readmission to the facility; failed to document urinary output; and failed to monitor for signs of occlusion which resulted in an occluded catheter for 1 of 1 resident reviewed for indwelling catheters.

Findings include:

The clinical record for Resident D was reviewed on 2/9/17 at 2:45 p.m. [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].

The re-admission assessment, dated 1/11/17, indicated Resident D did not have an indwelling Foley catheter.

The nurses’ note, dated 2/3/17 at 7:38 p.m., indicated at approximately 1:30 p.m. the resident was observed to be breathing rapidly with a pulse of 112 and respirations of 28. The NP (Nurse Practitioner) examined the resident and gave an order to send to the emergency room for evaluation.

The hospital history and physical, dated 2/3/17 at 2:06 p.m., included, but was not limited to, the following: was sent to the ER (emergency room ) today suspecting [MEDICAL CONDITION] given that the patient was shaking his extremities. However, his pupils were not changing, his eyes were not rolling back, he was not hypertonic .Upon arrival to the ER he was [MEDICAL CONDITION] (elevated heart rate) and with these shaking spells of and on. He was noted to have a Foley catheter in but with scant output. Decision in the ER in changing the catheter was made and immediate 1500 ml (milliliters) of cloudy, thick sedimented urine was obtained. After that the patient stopped having those episodes and his HR (heart rate) started to come down .

During an interview on 2/10/17 at 11:38 a.m., the DON (Director of Nursing) indicated they did not know Resident D had a Foley catheter because when he was readmitted to the facility, on 1/11/17, the admitting nurse did not document it on the admission, therefore nothing related to the Foley catheter was triggered. The CNAs (Certified Nursing Assistant) documented the resident had a catheter but did not document his output.

During an interview on 2/10/17 at 2:40 p.m., CNA 4 indicated she worked with the resident on 1/30/17 and 2/1/17. The resident did not have any output on 1/30/17 and very little output on 2/1/17, with leakage noted at the catheter insertion site which was reported to her nurse. She was not sure what the nurse had done after the leakage was reported.

Resident D’s treatment administration record for January 2017 lacked documentation of any Foley catheter orders, justification for the Foley catheter, measured output, or a care plan to reflect to the Foley catheter upon readmission on 1/11/17.

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