MDH Cites Green Pine Acres After Issue with Wound Care
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Green Pine Acres failed to thoroughly investigate contributing factors related to the saturation and subsequent decline of the surgical wound for a resident, which resulted in macerated skin, wound dehiscence, and required surgical intervention.
Failure to Provide Proper Wound Care Results in Partial Amputation of Leg
Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Upon arrival to the physician’s office, the resident’s foot dressings were saturated, which resulted in macerated skin (oversaturation of the skin due to a prolonged exposure to moisture) and wound dehiscence (wound rupture along the surgical incision) of the right foot. The resident required additional surgical intervention with partial leg amputation.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to provide proper care to the vulnerable adults who rely on the facility and their staff. A failure to train staff and then to ensure proper wound care is provided the cause of many infections and other serious complications, including as in this case, amputation. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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