MDH Cites Trinity Care Center for Failure to Properly Respond to Change in Condition and Provide CPR
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Trinity Care Center in Farmington was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to act on the resident’s full code status, which resulted in the resident having a respiratory/cardiac event and passing away.
Failure to Provide CPR Leads to Neglect Findings for Trinity Care Center
Neglect was substantiated against the AP. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP failed to check the resident’s code status and initiate emergency services when the resident went to unresponsive, was not breathing, and became pulseless.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves a failure to respond to a change in condition and call for assistance from “911” as well as the failure to provide CPR to a resident who requested “full code” or wanted life savings measures taken in the event they had a cardiac arrest. The failure to provide CPR can cause the death or at a minimum reduce or diminish the chances of survival and may be a wrongful death claim. In Minnesota a new claim has been developed through the Dickhoff case called a loss of chance claim. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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