No Attempt at CPR by St. Mark’s Living Staff
In a report from the MDH, it was alleged that St. Mark’s Living nurse neglected a resident when she did not perform cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR) upon finding a resident nonresponsive and not breathing.
Doctor’s Orders and Facility Policies Not Followed
The Minnesota Department of Health determined neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. A facility staff notified the AP the resident was unresponsive. The AP assessed the resident who had no pulse, but her skin was warm to the touch. Although the AP was aware the resident’s medical records / physician orders indicated the resident wished to have cardipulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in case she was found to have cardiac arrest, the AP did not attempt CPR.
The investigator conducted interviews with facility staff members including nursing staff, and unlicensed staff. The investigation included review of the federal investigation findings, medical records, staff training records, and facility policies and procedures.
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