Accessible Space ASI South – Decubits Ulcer – Client Pressure Sore

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 17th March 2015
Wheelchair Injury Pressure Sore from Cushion on Wheelchair, Accessible Space ASI South - Decubitus Ulcer - Pressure Ulcer

Wheelchair Injury Pressure Sore from Cushion on Wheelchair, Accessible Space ASI South – Decubitus Ulcer – Pressure Ulcer

Accessible Space ASI South Complaint Findings for Neglect – Sore – Decubitus Ulcer

In a report concluded on February 17, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Accessible Space ASI South for neglect – debubiti.

It is alleged that a client was neglected when the cushion in the client’s wheelchair would not stay inflated and the staff did not replace it, causing pressure ulcers that will require surgical repair.

Based on the preponderance of the evidence, neglect occurred when the staff failed to ensure a pressure-relieving cushion functioned properly, and failed to implement additional interventions to eliminate pressure.  As a result the client developed a pressure ulcer and required surgical intervention for closure.

The client’s physician stated the client is unable to reposition him/herself to relieve pressure while seated in the wheelchair, and the deflated pressure-relieving cushion contributed to the development of the pressure ulcer.  The physician referred the client to the wound clinic for surgical repair of the pressure ulcers.

Substantiated Neglect Accessible Space ASI South – Pressure Sore in Wheelchair

Based on preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when the staff failed to ensure a pressure-relieving cushion functioned properly, and failed to implement additional interventions to eliminate pressure.  As a result, the client developed a pressure ulcer and required surgical intervention.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about pressure ulcers or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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