Pioneer Care Center Fergus Falls Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd April 2015
Hoyer Type Lift Neglect Fall From Patient Lift

Hoyer Type Patient Lift
Neglect Fall From Patient Lift at Pioneer Care Center Fergus Falls Minnesota

Pioneer Care Center Fergus Falls Complaint Findings for Neglect – CPR

In a report concluded on November 18, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Pioneer Care Center Fergus Falls for neglect – failure to do CPR.

It is alleged neglect occurred when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for a resident.  The resident’s advanced directives established CPR should be attempted.

Note: the facility has contested this substantiated neglect finding, please see the MDH website for most current information.

According to the cpr.heart.org, The American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Care (ECC) Programs deliver a dynamic message of hope — the hope of saving lives. New treatments have improved the possibility of survival from cardiovascular emergencies, cardiac arrest, and stroke. These new treatments offer the hope of improved quality of life for people who suffer these events.

Increasing public awareness of the importance of early intervention and ensuring greater public access to defibrillation will save many lives. ECC programs train more than 12 million people every year by educating healthcare providers, caregivers, and the general public on how to respond to these emergencies.

About 92 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital, but statistics prove that if more people knew CPR, more lives could be saved. Immediate CPR can double, or even triple, a victim’s chance of survival.

Pioneer Care Center Fergus Falls Complaint Findings for Neglect – Falls

In a report concluded on May 10, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Pioneer Care Center Fergus Falls for neglect of health care – falls.

It is alleged neglect occurred when a resident was transferred from a bed to a wheelchair with a mechanical lift in an incorrect manner by two staff, alleged perpetrator (AP)1 and (AP)2.  The resident fell out of the sling onto the floor and sustained a fractured left rib.

Note: the facility has contested this substantiated neglect finding, please see the MDH website for most current information.

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 falls failure to provide CPR or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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