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CLARK MEMORIAL HOSPITAL 1220 MISSOURI AVE JEFFERSONVILLE, IN 47130 Feb. 3, 2011
VIOLATION: CONTENT OF RECORD - DISCHARGE DIAGNOSIS Tag No: A0469
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on document review and staff interview, the facility failed to ensure the medical staff completed the medical record within 30 days following discharge for 3 of 3 patients (patients #1-3).

Findings include:

1. Review of patient #1 medical record indicated the following:
(A) The patient was admitted on [DATE] and discharged on [DATE].
(B) His/her discharge summary was dictated on 11/11/10.

2. Review of patient #2 medical record indicated the following:
(A) The patient was admitted on [DATE] and discharged on [DATE].
(B) His/her discharge summary had two (2) blanks that were not filled in by the physician prior to signing the document on 4/5/10.

3. Review of patient #3 medical record indicated the following:
(A) The patient was admitted on [DATE] and passed away on 3/20/11.
(B) His/her discharge summary was not dictated until 5/16/10.

4. Staff member #1 verified the above at 4:45 p.m.
VIOLATION: INFECTION CONTROL OFFICER(S) Tag No: A0748
Based on interviews and document review, the infection control officer failed to ensure policies/procedures were developed and implemented for the cleaning/disinfection of rooms occupied by patients with Clostridium Difficile (C-diff).

Findings include:

1. Staff member #3 indicated the following in interview at 12:50 p.m.:
(A) The facility does not have a specific policy for C-diff.
(B) The facility uses Clean-cide for isolation rooms.

2. Review of MSDS sheet for Clean-cide indicated the product is a ready to use germicidal detergent. The product is EPA registered, however is not effective against C-diff.
VIOLATION: ORGANIZATION OF NURSING SERVICES Tag No: A0386
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on document review, observation and staff interview, the director of nursing failed to ensure nursing staff labeled the medical record and provided door signage as required per policy for 2 of 2 patients identified as high risk for falls (patients #4 and #6).

Findings include:

1. Review of patient #4 medical record indicated the following:
(A) The patient was admitted on [DATE].
(B) He/she was documented as a high risk for falls since admission and plan of care included fall precautions.
(C) The medical record lacked evidence of a fall risk sticker on the front of the chart per policy.

2. Review of patient #6 medical record indicated the following:
(A) The patient was admitted on [DATE].
(B) He/she was made a high risk for falls after a fall on 1/27/11 and plan of care included fall precautions.

3. Facility policy titled "Falls Precaution" last reviewed/revised 3/09 states on page 1: "Behavioral Health Falls Precaution Interventions: ..........8. Label front of chart with "Fall Precautions" sticker." and "18. Place "Falling Leaves" sign at entry to patient's room."

4. During tour of the BHU at 3:15 p.m., the following was observed:
(A) Patients #4 and #6 did not have a falling leaves sign on their door as indicated in policy for high risk patients.

5. RN #1 indicated the following in interview at 3:20 p.m.:
(A) All patients on the unit are considered high risk for falls.
(B) He/she verified lack of signage on doors for patients #4 and #6 and lack of a fall risk sticker on the chart for patient #4.
VIOLATION: FORM AND RETENTION OF RECORDS Tag No: A0438
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on medical record review, the facility failed to ensure the medical record for 1 of 3 discharged patients contained complete and accurate documentation (patient #1).

Findings include:

1. Review of patient #1 medical record indicated the following:
(A) The patient was admitted on [DATE].
(B) A fall on 9/27/10 resulted in rib fractures and a hip fracture.
(C) Per family request, the patient was transferred to facility #2 for treatment of the hip fracture.
(D) The patients discharge summary was not accurate. The document states on page 2: "...Meanwhile, the patient was seen to be doing good and as such it was decided that the patient will be discharged *------*." The blank was not filled in and the document did not indicate that the patient had a fall resulting in fractures and was transferred to another acute care facility.