St Therese Odilia Shoreview Complaint Findings for Neglect – Health Care
In a report concluded on June 12, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites St Therese Odilia Shoreview for neglect of health care – catheter care.
It was alleged neglect occurred when the licensee failed to re-insert Client #1’s indwelling urinary catheter for two days after it was not functioning correctly and was removed, causing the client to have a distended bladder and additional pain and discomfort.
St Therese Odilia Shoreview Neglect Regarding Indwelling Catheter
According to U.S. National Library of Medicine, Indwelling catheter care:
If you have an indwelling catheter (tube) in your bladder. “Indwelling” means inside your body. This catheter drains urine from your bladder into a bag outside your body. Common reasons to have an indwelling catheter are urinary incontinence (leakage), urinary retention (not being able to urinate), surgery that made this catheter necessary, or another health problem.
What to Expect at Home
You will need to make sure your indwelling catheter is working properly. You will also need to know how to clean the tube and the area where it attaches to your body so that you do not get an infection or skin irritation. Make catheter and skin care part of your daily routine.
Avoid physical activity for a week or two after your catheter is placed in your bladder.
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 catheter neglect 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.