Burn Injuries at Fairview Home Care in Minneapolis
In a report from the MDH dated August 2, 2016, it is alleged that a client was neglected when the agency staff soaked the client’s feet in too high temperature of water. The client was transported to the hospital and referred to the Burn Unit with 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his/her feet.
Client Burned From Hot Water at Fairview Home Care and Hospice
Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred when the AP failed to provide adequate care and services for the client. The AP did not follow agency protocol when s/he failed to adequately test the water temperature and have the client test the water temperature before soaking the client’s feet. When the AP removed the client’s feet from the water, the client’s feet were red and blistered. The client was hospitalized for third degree burns to both feet for 51 days.
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