Failure to Provide Needed CPR at Walker Methodist Levande HCS
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Levande HCS withheld needed CPR for a resident in cardiac arrest.
Neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP withheld cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). The client was found with no pulse or respirations. The AP knew the client’s wishes, but did not initiate CPR when the client was in cardiac arrest.
The state investigation included interviews with facility staff members, including administrative staff, nursing staff, unlicensed staff, and non-clinical support staff. The investigation included interviews with the client’s nurse practitioner and a member of the client’s family. The investigator conducted observations of the facility and client cares.
The client’s death record indicated the client’s cause of death included coronary artery disease and cardiac arrest. In conclusion neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for maltreatment. The facility reviewed its policies and procedures regarding CPR. The facility also provided education for the AP, including suspension from work.
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A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration, or a failure to respond to a change in condition. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.
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