In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Parmly on the Lake was neglected when the facility failed to notify the physician when the resident has a significant change in condition. It is alleged the facility failed to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as ordered in the resident’s physician’s orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST)
Failure to Provide CPR to Resident at Parmly on the Lake
Neglect was substantiated. The facility and the alleged perpetrator were responsible for the maltreatment. The alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to notify the physician when the resident’s oxygen saturation levels dropped below physician identified parameters, indicating a significant change in the resident’s condition. The AP failed to initiate CPR as indicated by the resident’s physician orders for life sustaining treatment (POLST) when the AP later found the resident unresponsive and with no pulse.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to respond to a change in condition. There are many ways in which the health of a resident can change. The facility must regularly assess residents and monitor for changes in their condition and then notify their treating physician of any changes. When a person has requested CPR be provided when needed the facility has a duty to comply with the resident’s wishes. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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