Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Crestwood Terrace Nursing Home Cited for Failure to Monitor Hydration

13301 S. Central Ave. in Crestwood
FINED- 2003
Crestwood House was fined $5,000 for failing to
ensure that a resident receiving tube feedings was
getting the appropriate care to prevent dehydration
and metabolic abnormalities. The resident was admitted
to the facility with an order for sodium chloride,
which the facility continued to give to her even
though lab results showed elevated levels of the
compound. The facility failed to assess why the levels
were high and failed to take corrective measures.
The resident was eventually hospitalized with
respiratory failure. The hospital physician stated
that, while the elevated sodium level and resulting
dehydration did not cause the respiratory failure, it
contributed to the resident's medical condition.

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