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|TEXAS CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE||2303 SE MILITARY DR P O BOX 23340 SAN ANTONIO, TX 78223||Oct. 23, 2018|
|VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS||Tag No: A0115|
|Based on Record reviews and interviews, the facility failed to document that allegations of potential abuse were thoroughly investigated and safeguards put in place to assure the safety of 1 of 1 patient (Patient #1). The facility failed to ensure:
1.) A complete a thorough assessment of Patient #1 was conducted after she made any outcry of verbal sexual abuse.
2.) Document that a thorough investigation was completed into the alleged allegations.
3.) Document any interventions which were implemented to assure the safety of Patient #1.
Refer to A0145 for evidence of findings.
The cumulative effect of these deficient practices resulted in the facility's inability to meet the Condition of Participation for Patient Rights.
|VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: FREE FROM ABUSE/HARASSMENT||Tag No: A0145|
|Based on Record reviews and interviews, the facility failed to document that allegations of potential abuse were thoroughly investigated. Facility interdisciplinary staffs failed to document that a thorough investigation was completed, assessment and any interventions documented when patient #1 complained of verbal sexual harassment from another patient (Patient #2).
Record review of the facility incident reports, dated 8/19/18 revealed that The facility RN (Registered Nurse) Charge Nurse documented that patient #1 had reported that Patient #2 was verbally sexually harassing her, asking patient #1 for money and to have sexual encounters.
Record review of Patient #1's Interdisciplinary notes revealed that on 8/21/18 the social worker documented in part the following:
- " Patient also discussed and processed interpersonal that have occurred recently, and stated "I don't want to feel like I can't be safe here. I can't avoid (Peers) because it's such a small place, but at the same time I don't feel safe and that's not okay."
Further review of the Interdisciplinary notes revealed no evidence of documentation regarding an assessment and/or safety plan for Patient #1, or investigation into Patient #1's allegations of verbal sexual harassment.
Record review of the facility policy entitled: Investigating Abuse and Neglect, revised 06/18 revealed in part the following information:
- The reporting employee will initiate an Incident Report, summarizing in full all details of the occurrence.
- Nursing staff will make appropriate documentation in the patient's medical record as to the patient's condition and intervention.
- The Risk Manager will organize a file for the case which will include:
- The original incident report
-Investigator's summary and accompanying evidence.
-Documented requests for action resulting from the findings and conclusion of the case.
In an interview conducted on 10/23/18 at 12:00 pm with the director of Quality Management and the Acting Hospital Administrator confirmed that there was no documentation of an assessment and/or safety plan for Patient #1, or that a thorough investigation took place regarding Patient #1's verbal sexual harassment complaints.