Failure to Provide Proper Wound Care at Augustana Regent at Burnsville
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a client at Augustana Regent at Burnsville was neglected when the alleged perpetrator failed to provide wound care to the client. The physical therapist went out to see the client and noted multiple pressure ulcers and two deep tissue injuries with drainage. The client was totally dependent, but the facility failed to provide care. In addition, the client was found lying in a urine soaked brief with no bandage covering the open wound on his/her hip.
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Augustana Regent at Burnsville Cited with Neglect
According to the report the allegation of neglect is substantiated. The home care provider failed to complete skin assessments, resulting in the client developing five wounds requiring skilled nursing services.
Pressure sores and other wounds are preventable in most circumstances. Poor care and a lack of well train staff leads to serious injuries.
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