Crest View Lutheran Home Cited For Failing to Attempt to Resuscitate
Crest View Lutheran Home Cited – there was another article on nursing home abuse and neglect in the Star and Tribune newspaper. The article focused on a nursing home resident from Crest View Lutheran Home in Columbia Heights who was in the facility for short term rehabilitation therapy. The gentleman who was unnamed in the story, had stopped breathing while in the 24/7 care facility yet no attempts were made to resuscitate him.
According to the Minnesota Department of Health investigative report the LPN and the nurse supervisor was not aware that the resident needed be revived and did not have a DNR order. The story goes on to explain that the nurses did not have the necessary training in CPR and did not know where to find the resuscitation equipment even if there was not the confusion on the patient’s orders.
After an investigation of the matter the facility was determined to neglected the resident by not acting promptly to try to revive him.
This is a prime example of the need for qualified and properly trained staff. Unfortunately, the LPN was not properly trained and familiarity with how to find and use the necessary equipment to save the resident’s life. The answer to the “why” there was a lack of adequate staffing and equipment appears to be consistent with many such incidents, financial.
Unfortunately, unlike many accidents, this case seems to be avoidable if there was additional training for the staff.
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