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Severe Dehydration; Missing Narcotics; Physician Confirms Neglect; Nursing Home Admits Neglect

KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-MARYVILLE, TN

Located 1012 JAMESTOWN WAY, MARYVILLE, TN 37803

Recently as of September of 2013, KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION was cited by the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES for the following:

Please Note: The following are only highlighted portions. The full complete report can be found here.

Based on medical record review, review of facility policies, review of facility records, and interview, the facility failed to immediately notify the physician of a change in resident condition, failed to notify physician of a delay in administering intravenous fluids, failed to notify the Physician of not administering the ordered amount of intravenous fluids, failed to notify the Physician of uncompensated fluid loss, and failed to notify the Physician of the inability to safely swallow medications due to sedation 

Continuing:

The facility’s failure resulted in resident (#1) with a history of Acute Renal Failure developing an exacerbation secondary to severe dehydration.

Continuing:

Interview with the Administrator on September 11, 2013, at approximately 2:30 p.m., in the Conference Room, confirmed the facility failed to ensure policies were followed and notify the Physician of the resident’s change in condition, the delay in administering intravenous fluids, not administering the correct amount of fluids, uncompensated fluid loss, and inability to safely swallow medications due to sedation.

Continuing:

failed to prevent misappropriation of narcotics for three residents

Continuing:

Telephone interview with the Surgical Oncologist on August 28, 2013 –

Those levels are not compatible with life to sustain for a period of time … (patient) was at risk for death, no doubt about it. You don’t get to those levels in 24-hours … you get there in days. This was negligent and unacceptable … “

Continuing:

We (facility) failed to monitor and manage the resident’s 1&0, to notify the Physician of a change in condition, and neglected the resident.”

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