MDH Cites Luther Memorial Home Fails to Monitor Resident
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Luther Memorial Home was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to provide intensive frequent monitoring after an incident of a fall. AP found VA dead a few hours later after the fall. In addition, AP failed to do CPR and failed to notify the family physician on time.
Failure to CPR Results in Evidence of Neglect at Luther Memorial Home
Neglect was substantiated. The facility staff intervened when the resident was sliding out of the wheelchair by lowering the resident to the floor. The facility assessed and monitored the resident after the fall as well as notified the physician. However, staff failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when the resident was found without a pulse and was not breathing. The resident had a full code resuscitation status, indicating the resident requested CPR be performed if found without a pulse and not breathing.
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