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MILLWOOD HOSPITAL 1011 NORTH COOPER STREET ARLINGTON, TX Oct. 12, 2012
VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: CARE IN SAFE SETTING Tag No: A0144
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on observation, interviews, and record review, the hospital failed to provide a safe care environment for two (Patient #2 and Patient #3) out of nine female patients on the hospital's Unit 1 on 08/01/12 when a male patient (Patient #5) on minimal staff observation entered the female patient room, exposed himself, and asked for sexual favors.

Findings included:

Patient #5's Coding Summary Form noted an admission date of [DATE] and a discharge date of [DATE]. Admitting diagnoses included Schizoaffective Disorder, Homicidal Ideation, and History of Physical Abuse.

Physician admission orders dated 07/27/12 at 9:45 PM reflected sexually acting out precautions for Patient #5 as a "perpetrator." The level of observation was not specified.

The Psychiatric Evaluation dated and signed by Hospital Personnel #12 on 07/28/12 reflected Patient #5 had been discharged from a different psychiatric treatment facility the previous day where he "did apparently rub his body against a female staff ...which apparently hasten[ed] his discharge."

Nursing progress notes dated 08/01/12 at 6:55 PM reflected Patient # 5 made "hypersexual comments" and had "poor impulse and coping skills." According to nursing documentation dated 08/01/12 at 11:30 PM Patient #5 became "extremely agitated and sexually acting out, walking naked out on the hallway. "Nursing staff documented to "continue to monitor [Patient #5] q 15 minutes (every 15 minutes) for safety and comfort." Ten minutes later, on 08/01/12 at 11:40 PM, Patient #5 "was found" without clothes in another patient room.

Patient #5 remained on fifteen minute checks for another fourteen hours and 25 minutes until a physician order was written to place Patient #5 on a one-to-one staff observation level on 08/02/12 at 2:05 PM. Hospital Personnel #4 stated during an interview on 10/11/12 at 4:15 PM that "they (the nurses) should have called earlier."

According to the case management notes dated 08/02/12, Hospital Personnel #13 noted that Patient #2 was "upset and worried about her safety ..."

Record review of the hospital's Unit I census report dated 08/01/12 reflected a male patient (Patient #5) resided in Room 6 while two female patients (Patient #2 and Patient #3) occupied Room 4. Seven other female patients resided on Unit 1 that night.

According to observations on Unit I on 10/11/12 at 11:03 AM, Room 6 was located immediately next to Room 4 with approximately four and one half feet distance between the entry doors. An approximately 66 foot long hallway separated the rooms from the glass windowed nurses' station.

Hospital Personnel #7 stated on 10/11/12 at 1:45 PM that he was aware that Patient #5 "should have been on 1 to 1 [observational status]."

Hospital Policy #1200.201 dated 07/20/12 noted that the fifteen minute observation level was the "minimum level of observation for all patients."
VIOLATION: RN SUPERVISION OF NURSING CARE Tag No: A0395
**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**

Based on observation, interviews and record reviews, the hospital's registered nursing staff failed to supervise and evaluate the nursing care for three out of three patients (Patient #2, Patient #3, and Patient #5) on the hospital's Unit 1 on 08/01/12 when Patient #5 went into the female patients' room, exposed himself, and asked for sexual favors. This failure could have effected seven other female patients residing on Unit 1 on the night of 08/01/12.

Findings included:

Patient #5's Coding Summary Form noted an admission date of [DATE] and a discharge date of [DATE]. Admitting diagnoses included Schizoaffective Disorder, Homicidal Ideation, and History of Physical Abuse.

Physician admission orders dated 07/27/12 at 9:45 PM reflected sexually acting out precautions for Patient #5 as a "perpetrator." The level of observation was not specified.

The Psychiatric Evaluation dated and signed by Hospital Personnel #12 on 07/28/12 reflected Patient #5 had been discharged from a different psychiatric treatment facility the previous day where he "did apparently rub his body against a female staff ...which apparently hasten[ed] his discharge."

Nursing progress notes dated 08/01/12 at 6:55 PM reflected Patient # 5 made "hypersexual comments" and had "poor impulse and coping skills." According to nursing documentation dated 08/01/12 at 11:30 PM Patient #5 became "extremely agitated and sexually acting out, walking naked out on the hallway. "Nursing staff documented to "continue to monitor [Patient #5] q 15 minutes (every 15 minutes) for safety and comfort." Ten minutes later, on 08/01/12 at 11:40 PM, Patient #5 "was found" without clothes in another patient room.

Patient #5 remained on fifteen minute checks for another fourteen hours and 25 minutes until a physician order was written to place Patient #5 on a one-to-one staff observation level on 08/02/12 at 2:05 PM. Hospital Personnel #4 stated during an interview on 10/11/12 at 4:15 PM that "they (the nurses) should have called earlier."

According to the case management notes dated 08/02/12, Hospital Personnel #13 noted that Patient #2 was "upset and worried about her safety ..."

Record review of the hospital's Unit I census report dated 08/01/12 reflected a male patient (Patient #5) resided in Room 6 while two female patients (Patient #2 and Patient #3) occupied Room 4. Seven other female patients resided on Unit 1 that night.

According to observations on Unit I on 10/11/12 at 11:03 AM, Room 6 was located immediately next to Room 4 with approximately four and one half feet distance between the entry doors. An approximately 66 foot long hallway separated the rooms from the glass windowed nurses' station.

Hospital Personnel #7 stated on 10/11/12 at 1:45 PM that he was aware that Patient #5 "should have been on 1 to 1 [observational status]."

Hospital Policy #1200.201 dated 07/20/12 noted that the fifteen minute observation level was the "minimum level of observation for all patients."