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|ALLEGIANCE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER OF PLAINVIEW||2601 DIMMITT ROAD, SUITE 400 PLAINVIEW, TX 79072||Sept. 25, 2018|
|VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: CARE IN SAFE SETTING||Tag No: A0144|
|Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the facility did not always maintain a safe environment for its patients.
Tour of patient rooms on 9/25/17 revealed inoperable mechanical beds with exposed wiring and non-functional electrical cords. The foot boards at the end of each bed had been removed, leaving exposed, sharp bars that could easily result in patient injury if a patient fell or slid onto them.
These findings were confirmed in interviews with the CEO and the DON that same day.
|VIOLATION: MAINTENANCE OF PHYSICAL PLANT||Tag No: A0701|
|Based on observation and interview, it was determined that the facility was not always maintained to assure the safety of its patients and staff.
"OSHA/Bloodborne Pathogen Regulations Policy #138-030-060" stated in part "The facility provides sufficient housekeeping and maintenance personnel to maintain the interior and exterior of the facility in a safe, clean, orderly, and attractive manner."
Tour of the unit on 9/25/18 revealed the following:
* Inoperable mechanical patient beds were found with exposed wiring and non-functional electrical cords. The foot boards at the end of each bed had been removed, leaving exposed, sharp bars that could easily result in patient injury if a patient fell or slid onto them.
* Exposed plaster on walls
* Chipped and ill-fitting cabinetry
* A nonworking and dim fluorescent light in the patient hallway in front of the nurses' station
* Water damaged walls with base boards pulling from walls-particularly in the patient shower area.
These issues were confirmed with the Director of Nurses who toured with the surveyor on 9/25/18.