Friday, November 14, 2008

Kenwood Health Center Fails to Perform CPR

KENWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER
6125 S. Kenwood Ave
FINED- December 20, 2004
Kenwood Healthcare Center was fined $10,000 for
failing to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and
to call emergency services after a resident was found
unresponsive and bleeding from her nostrils. Staff
said they followed the facility’s Presumed Death
Policy, but none of the required assessments or
documentation was completed. The policy requires two
nurses, one of whom must be a registered nurse, to
assess the resident and make a final decision on the
initiation of resuscitation. There were no registered
nurses on duty at the time of the incident.
FINED- 2006
Kenwood was fined $25,000 for failure to provide a
resident with needed care and sufficient hydration for
several days. The facility also failed to follow
doctor’s orders or notify medical care in a timely
manner. The resident was admitted to a hospital and
later died. The facility has requested a hearing on
the Department’s action. No hearing date has been set.

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