Medication Error at First Phoenix in Ramsey

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th July 2016
Medication Error Failure to Provide Heart Medication at Stoney River Ramsey, First Phoenix Ramsey Minnesota

Medication Error Failure to Provide Heart Medication at Stoney River Ramsey, First Phoenix Ramsey Minnesota

MDH Cites First Phoenix with Medication Error

In a report dated July 13, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a client was neglected when s/he did not receive his/her medications for 10 days and developed labored

Heart Medication Missed At First Phoenix, Stoney River Ramsey

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect of healthcare occurred when staff failed to administer the client’s prescribed congestive heart failure medication resulting in the client experiencing acute congestive heart failure symptoms and collapsed lung requiring hospitalization and medical treatment.

The client was oxygen dependent, with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, and had experienced assistance from staff with medication administration several times a day.  The client had a physician’s order for Lasix (Furoemide, a “water pill” medication used to treat fluid retention and swelling caused by congestive heart failure) 80 milligrams in the morning and another 40 milligrams to be administered at noon.  The client did not receive the Lasix for multiple days.

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 medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse 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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