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|COLUMBIA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||71 PROSPECT AVENUE HUDSON, NY 12534||March 12, 2018|
|VIOLATION: FACILITIES, SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE||Tag No: A0724|
|Based on observation and interview the facility failed to ensure that "crash carts" containing emergency equipment for patient emergencies were fully stocked on 1 of 3 inpatient units (Fifth Floor) inspected during the Department of Health survey. Findings:
-On 3/9/2018 at 2:45 PM, survey staff inspected the contents of the emergency cart on the Behavioral Health Unit. The emergency cart lacked an Ambu bag.
-Survey staff interviewed the Director of Psychiatry and the Facility Risk Manager at the time the observation was made; staff verified that the Ambu bag was missing from the cart and verified that the facility requires this item to be on all their emergency carts.