Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Chicago's All Faith Pavilion Fined for Poor Management of Bed Sores

All Faith Pavilion
3500 South Giles Avenue, Chicago
Fined- October 15, 2008
All Faith Pavilion was fined $25,000 for failure to follow through on facility policy regarding prevention of and treatment for pressure sores.
Staff at the facility failed to identify, assess, and treat pressure sores on three residents. As a result, one resident experienced pressure sores that went untreated and undocumented, while a second resident had a pressure sore that was treated incorrectly. A third resident suffered from a pressure sore that remained untreated for several weeks, and was only noticed when the resident was sent to the hospital for another procedure. The sore had gone untreated for so long that it developed an E-coli infection and required emergency surgery.

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