GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER – SPRINGFIELD TN Nursing Home cited for multiple deficiencies regarding patients with PRESSURE SORES causing harm to the patient(s). 104 WATSON ROAD SPRINGFIELD, TN 37172
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES cited Golden LivingCenter in Springfield TN with the following as recent as September 2013. Please be advised this is ONLY a snippet of the full report. Find the full report here.
“it was determined the facility failed to ensure nurses weekly skin assessments were completed accurately to identify a pressure sore timely, obtain a physician’s orders [REDACTED].#27, 7, 70 and 122) sampled residents with pressure sore included in the complaint and certification survey. The
failure of the nurses to identify Resident #27’s wound before it became unstageable and necrotic, resulted in actual harm. The failure to identify a pressure ulcer before it reached a stage 3, resulted in actual harm for Resident #7. A stage 3 pressure ulcer is full thickness skin loss involving damage or necrosis od subcutaneous tissue that may extend down to, but not through, underlying fascia. The ulcer presents clinically as a deep crater with or without undermining of adjacent tissue. The failure to put preventative measures in place on admission to prevent the development of a pressure ulcer for a resident who was identified as a high risk for pressure ulcers, resulted in actual harm when Resident #70 developed a pressure ulcer.”
A high risk resident is typically someone who is helpless and cannot roll or move on their own. Their care and treatment is documented and they rely solely upon a caregiver to help prevent a pressure sore from developing.
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