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WOUND CARE NURSE STATES,” IT IS NOT IDEAL FOR PRESSURE ULCERS TO BE DISCOVERED AT STAGE 3”

KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-RIVER POINTE

LOCATED: 4142 BONNEY ROAD, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23452

KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-RIVER POINTE 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.

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

Based on observations, clinical record review, staff interviews and review of the facility’s policy, the facility staff failed to provide the necessary treatment, care and services, consistent with professional standards of practice, to prevent a new avoidable pressure ulcer (any lesion caused by unrelieved pressure that results in damage to the underlying tissue) from developing for 1 of 26 residents (Resident 6), in the survey sample.

The facility’s staff did not identify Resident #6 had developed a sacral (the part of the spinal column which sits between the two hipbones) pressure ulcer until it had advanced to a stage three (3)* resulting in harm.

Resident #6 was originally admitted to the facility 07/13/16 and has never been discharged.

During the 2/9/17 interview at approximately 1:50 p.m., with the wound care nurse, the Pressure Ulcer Investigation was reviewed. The Pressure Ulcer Investigation revealed Resident #6 was identified with a stage 3 pressure ulcer acquired in house on 1/17/17. The wound care nurse stated the investigation revealed the resident had the following risk factors; impaired transfer and bed mobility, chronic urinary incontinence, chronic bowel incontinence, diabetes, immobility, and inadequate nutrition/hydration therefore; the pressure ulcer was unavoidable.

The wound care nurse stated it is not ideal for pressure ulcers to be discovered at a stage 3, early on when there is only redness is optimal. The wound care nurse also stated the Certified Nurse Assistants (CNA)s are the first line of defense for early detection as they provide routine bathing and incontinent care.

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