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|KALAMAZOO REGIONAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL||1312 OAKLAND DR KALAMAZOO, MI 49008||Jan. 26, 2012|
|VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: NOTICE OF RIGHTS||Tag No: A0117|
|**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on interview and record review the facility failed to provide the legal representatives of 2 of 2 (#2 and #5) Medicare patients with "An Important Message from Medicare" after admission, resulting in patient's legal representatives not receiving this information. Findings include:
On 1/26/12 review of medical records of patient #2 (discharged ) and patient #5 (an inpatient) revealed that both had no documentation of legal representatives signing "An Important Message From Medicare About Your Rights" or receiving this document. Patient # 2 was admitted [DATE] and transferred out on 10/24/11. Patient #5 was admitted on [DATE] and was still hospitalized at the facility. These findings were confirmed by the Geratic Medical Unit Social Worker on 1/26/12 at approximately 1040 hours.
|VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: CARE IN SAFE SETTING||Tag No: A0144|
|Based on observation, interview and record review the facility failed to ensure that 1 of 1 current patients alleging sexual abuse (patient #1) was offered a rape kit and laboratory testing for sexually transmitted diseases. Findings include:
From 1/24/12-1/26/12 the patient #1's allegation of sexual abuse by Resident Care Attendant (RCA) #1 was investigated. On 1/24/12 at 1145 hours patient #1 was interviewed on the facility's Flunt Unit. Patient #1 stated that RCA #1 "touched me" and "we had sex."
On 1/24/12 from 1300-1700 hours, patient #1's clinical record was reviewed. Patient #1's allegation of sexual abuse by RCA #1 was documented in RN #2's progress notes dated 12 30/11. On 1/24/12 at approximately 1500 hours, RN #2 verified that on the evening of 12/30/11, patient #1 reported that RCA #1 had sex with her on 12/29/11. RN #2 stated that she reported these allegations to the DON and the on-call physician (MD #1) on the evening of 12/30/11. RN #2 was asked whether she had knowledge of patient #1 being offered testing for sexual contact or sexually transmitted diseases. . RN #2 stated that she did not receive orders to arrange for these tests or discuss them with patient #1. Record review revealed no documentation indicating that these tests were offered or done at any time.
On 1/26/12 at approximately 1130 hours the DON verified that the facility does not have a policy or procedure that requires a rape kit or testing for sexually transmitted diseases be offered to patients alleging sexual abuse or contact. The DON stated that policies revisions to address these issues are needed.
A full investigation of patient #1's allegations and past allegations involving the alleged perpetrator was in process at the time of the survey.
|VIOLATION: NURSING CARE PLAN||Tag No: A0396|
|Based on observation, interview and record review the facility failed to accurately complete post-fall assessments and update patient care plans after falls by and adding interventions for 3 of 3 patients (#2, #5 and #6) on the Geriatric Medical Unit (GMU) resulting in increased risk of falls. Patients #5 and #6 were current patients and patient #2 had been transferred to an acute care hospital. Findings include:
On 1/25/12 and 1/26/12, patient #2's medical record was reviewed. Patient #2 was found on the floor or observed falling on: 10/8/11, 10/11/1, and twice on the morning of 10/24/11. The injuries that patient #2's sustained in the second fall on 10/24/11 led to his transfer to an acute care hospital. The facility's "Nursing On-Going Fall Assessment" was not updated between 10/7/11 until 10/24/11. The initial assessment, dated 10/7/11 was inaccurate since patient #2 was coded as having no deficits in orientation or sensory impairment. Documentation of impairments in both areas were noted in the "Admission Psychological Assessment," completed 10/7/11. Despite repeated falls, patient #2 was not coded as "high risk" for falls until 10/24/11. Patient #2's Nursing Care Plan for "fall potential" was not updated since it was initiated on 10/7/11. Patient #2's discharge diagnosis was subdural hematoma. The above findings were verified by the DON on 1/26/11 at approximately 1130 hours.
On 1/25/12 at 1420 hours, patient #6's medical record was reviewed with ADON (Assisted Director of Nursing) #1, assigned to the facility's GMU (geriatric medical unit). Patient #6 had documented falls on 12/22/11, 12/25/11 and 12/26/11. Despite repeated falls, the only update to the patient's "fall potential" care plan was a notation that an MRI had been scheduled. A "Nursing On-Going Fall Assessment form was not located. These verified by ADON #1.
On 1/25/12 at approximately 1445 hours, patient #5's medical record was reviewed with ADON #. Patient #5 had documented falls with head trauma on 12/18/12 and 12/29/12. The "Nursing On-Going Fall Assessment was not updated after the 12/18/12 fall and not updated until 6 days after the 12/29/11 (on 1/4/12). Patient #5's "Nursing Care Plan" was not updated with any new goals or interventions following these falls. A policy for assessing patient fall risk and responding with interventions was not located on the GMU. These findings were confirmed by ADON #1.