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|THOMAS H BOYD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||800 SCHOOL ST CARROLLTON, IL 62016||Feb. 9, 2011|
|VIOLATION: QA - QUALITY OF PATIENT CARE||Tag No: C0336|
|**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
A. Based on clinical record review and staff interview, it was determined that the CAH (Critical Access Hospital) failed to ensure a Quality Assurance program identified and assumed preventative measures to decrease the potential for problems and failed to integrate radiology services when necessary.
1. An onsite complaint investigation was conducted on survey date 02/08/11. An [AGE] year male presented to the ED from a nursing home (NH) to have a gastrostomy tube (G-tubes) reinserted. The RN inserted the #16 Fr Foley catheter into the abdominal stoma per MD order and the patient was transported back to the NH. There was no documented radiographic evidence that the G-tube was confirmed to be in the abdomen.
2. The DON indicated on survey date 02/08/11 that Radiology was not called out to confirm the G-tube placement. "This patient has a history of pulling out his feeding tube and the radiology department was not working at the time." "We have no policy and procedure developed for the insertion/reinsertion of G-tubes in the ED."