Revere Home Revere Complaint Findings for Neglect – Medications
In a report concluded on December 20, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Revere Home Revere for neglect of health care medications.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: on more than one occasion, two clients were not sent their required blood draws and as a result the pharmacy would not refill their prescription for their medication (Clozaril). The resident had to be hospitalized to re-titrate the medical dosage.
Revere Home in Revere Minnesota – Substantiated Complaint
According to registerednursern.com, as nurses enter the clinical setting, they will have to know how to draw blood as part of their clinical skills experiences. It may be necessary to draw a patient’s blood for a number of reasons, and it is necessary to draw blood from patients in a manner in which does not cause them any pain or complications.
Introduction on the Purpose of Drawing Blood
There is no way that nurses will be able to get around drawing blood during their clinical skills nursing experiences. The process of drawing blood may look easier than it is, but there is a precise manner in which to draw blood from patients. The process of drawing blood can be very dangerous for patients when their nurse lacks precise blood drawing skills. Taking the proper steps to draw blood protects the health and safety of patients and the nurse assigned to draw their blood. A successful blood drawing begins with a nurse using precision in their blood drawing skills.
For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.
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.