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UNITYPOINT HEALTH - MERITER 202 S PARK ST MADISON, WI 53715 Oct. 24, 2016
VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: PARTICIPATION IN CARE PLANNING Tag No: A0130
Based on record review and interview, the hospital failed to include 1 of 2 patients (#1) in the development of Patient #1's plan of care.

Findings include:

Care plan for Patient #1 dated 2/18/2016 in FYI [for your information] section, revealed a behavioral care plan for Caregiver/Family (H).

During an interview on 10/24/2016 at 11:25 AM, emergency room Educator C stated the FYI care plan for Caregiver/Family (H) reoccurs and follows Patient #1 for each emergency room visit. Educator C stated the care plan was not discussed with Patient #1 or Patient #1's family and that the hospital does not have a process in place for sharing the FYI care plan information with the patient or the patient's caregiver/family.
VIOLATION: CONTENT OF RECORD - OTHER INFORMATION Tag No: A0467
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on record review and interview, Emergency Department (ED) facility staff failed to provide nursing assessments in the Emergency Department for 1 of 10 patients (Patient #5), and failed to monitor patient condition in the ED per policy for 5 of 10 patients reviewed (Patient #1, Patient #5, Patient #6, Patient #7, Patient #8).

Findings:
Facility policy "Emergency Services Assessment & Documentation Standards" dated July 2013 states: "...e. A Registered Nurse (RN) assessment will be performed for each patient...ii. An initial assessment should be completed on all patients being seen in the [Emergency Services] by the primary RN. Assessment on the following will be focused, based on the patient's presenting complaint or reason for visit...Discharge vitals: need to be done on all patients thirty minutes prior to departure from the [Emergency Services]...Reassess pain and vitals within 30 minutes of departure..."

Per medical record review on 10/24/2016, Patient #5 (MDS) dated [DATE] at 8:20 AM with seizure-like activity. Patient #5's medical record does not include documentation of an initial nursing assessment or focused neurological assessment. Patient #5 was discharged to home from the ED at 12:52 PM. Patient #5's last set of vitals was obtained at 11:45 AM, more than 30 minutes prior to discharge.

Per medical record review on 10/24/2016, Patient #6 (MDS) dated [DATE] at 7:45 PM with loss of consciousness. Patient #6 was discharged from the ED at 9:41 PM. Patient #6's last set of vitals was obtained at 8:45 PM, more than 30 minutes prior to discharge.

Per medical record review on 10/24/2016, Patient #7 (MDS) dated [DATE] at 4:25 AM with seizure-like activity. Patient #7 was discharged to home from the ED at 7:06 AM. Patient #7's last set of vitals was obtained at 6:00 AM, more than 30 minutes prior to discharge.

Per medical record review on 10/24/2016, Patient #8 (MDS) dated [DATE] at 2:14 PM with seizure-like activity. Patient #8 was discharged to home from the ED at 4:46 PM. Patient #8's last set of vitals was obtained at 3:00 PM, more than 30 minutes prior to discharge.

The medical record findings for Patients #5, #6, #7 and #8 were confirmed at the time of review on 10/24/2016 between 11:35 AM and 1:05 PM with ED Director D and ED Manager G. Manager G stated on 10/24/2016 at 12:25 PM that all patients should have vitals signs documented per policy. Director D stated during an interview on 10/24/2016 at 1:30 PM that all patients presenting with seizure-like activity would be expected to have a neurological assessment.









Review of Emergency Services Policy on 10/24/2016 at 2:20 PM under Emergency Services Records states "final disposition will be documented by the physician". The emergency room medical record findings for patient #1 on 10/24/2016 at 11:25 AM were confirmed with Assistant Nurse Manger G at 10/24/2016 at 4:17 PM. Provider notes state "Disposition: Data Unavailable".

During an interview on 10/24/2016 at 4:17 PM with Assistant Nurse Manager G, Manager G stated that more information on patient's mobility status should have been documented.