Thursday, November 13, 2008

International Village Fined for Failure to Provide Emergency Treatment

INTERNATIONAL VILLAGE
4815 S. Western Ave
FINED- December 20, 2004
International Village was fined $10,000 for failing
to provide emergency services to an oxygen-dependent
resident with a tracheostomy who was experiencing
acute respiratory distress and long periods of not
breathing. Staff did not place the resident on a
ventilator nor notify the physician of the resident’s
condition until 21 hours after he began experiencing
breathing problems. The resident was transferred to a
hospital for further care after he was found
unresponsive.
In addition, the facility failed to provide the
necessary care and services for six residents,
including not providing proper care for two residents
with a catheter; failing to obtain dialysis treatment;
not ensuring antibiotics were given as ordered; and
failing to monitor for the effectiveness of a change
in medication.

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