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|INGALLS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL||1 INGALLS DRIVE HARVEY, IL 60426||April 9, 2021|
|VIOLATION: PATIENT RIGHTS: RESTRAINT OR SECLUSION||Tag No: A0175|
|**NOTE- TERMS IN BRACKETS HAVE BEEN EDITED TO PROTECT CONFIDENTIALITY**
Based on document review and interview, it was determined that for 1 of 2 (Pt #11) clinical records reviewed for restraints, the Hospital failed to ensure that trained staff monitored a restrained patient, as required.
1. The Hospital's policy titled, "Restraint and Seclusion" (dated 1/18/2021), was reviewed on 4/8/2021, and required, "Non-violent restraints: Nursing assessment and documentation must occur at least every 2 hours or sooner according to the patient's condition in the patient's medical record under the medical surgical restraint flowsheet..."
2. The clinical record for Pt #11 was reviewed on 4/8/2021. Pt #11 was admitted on [DATE], with a diagnosis of AMS (altered mental status). Pt #11's physician's order dated 04/06/2021 at 10:00 PM, included, "Assess restraint medical surgical soft extremity: Upper right (3 limbs only). Soft extremity: Upper left [non-violent restraints]. Every 2 hours for 1 day."
- Pt #11's restraint assessments from 4/6/2021-4/8/2021, were reviewed. The restraint documentation on 4/7/2021 included restraint assessments on 4/7/2021 at 6:00 AM and then subsequent documentation on 4/7/2021 at 8:00 PM (14 hours time lapse). The clinical record lacked the required every 2 hour restraint assessments.
3. On 4/8/2021 at 3:30 PM, an interview was conducted with the East 4 Assistant Unit Director (E #2). E #2 stated that when a patient is in non-violent restraints, restraint documentation is required every 2 hours. E #2 stated that if there was a time when the restraint was taken off or discontinued, the nurse should document that it was.