Fairview University Trans Serv – Neglect – Medications
In a report concluded on April 5, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Fairview University Trans Serv for neglect of health – care medications.
It is alleged that neglect when a resident did not receive his ordered heparin for fourteen days.
Note: this provider has requested a reconsideration of the maltreatment finding please check with MDH for final rulings.
Neglect of Health Care Cited Against Fairview University Trans Serv – Medication Administration
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect is substantiated when a resident did not receive heparin during the fourteen days that he was at the facility. The resident received heparin during the hospitalization that preceded the resident’s admission to the nursing home, and the heparin had been discontinued prior to the resident’s transfer to the nursing home. Transfer documentation that came from the hospital at the time of the resident’s admission to the nursing home did not contain and order for heparin to be administered to the resident. However, the history and physical documentation that was completed the day after the resident’s admission to the nursing home did not include information that indicated the resident should receive heparin. The nursing staff at the nursing home failed to review the medical information pertaining to the resident.
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If you have concerns about medication errors, or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.