CPR

Facility fined $16,000 after reviving resident with DNR

Facility fined $16,000 after reviving resident with DNR

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Authorities have fined a Florida nursing home $16,000 for reviving a resident who had a do-not-resuscitate order.

Flood of bad CPR news raises quality concerns

Flood of bad CPR news raises quality concerns

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McKnight's news stories can be a good source of ideas for quality improvement projects, long-term care attorney Janet K. Feldkamp recently told a webcast audience. Looking at our recent items, I'd say the time is ripe to review CPR policies: Three separate stories emerged last week about a variety of problems — and penalties — related to resuscitation.

State slaps FL nursing home with $16,000 fine for resuscitating resident against his wishes

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Authorities in Florida have fined a nursing home $16,000 for reviving a resident with a do-not-resuscitate order, according to news reports.

Blanket 'no-CPR' policy can result in citation, CMS rules

Blanket 'no-CPR' policy can result in citation, CMS rules

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Federal regulators have come out strongly against facility-wide policies that prohibit cardiopulmonary resuscitation for residents in distress.

CMS: Nursing homes may not establish blanket no-CPR policies

CMS: Nursing homes may not establish blanket no-CPR policies

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Nursing homes will face survey citations for facility-wide policies that prohibit cardiopulmonary resuscitation for residents, according to a recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services memorandum.

Guardians of safety

Guardians of safety

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Laundry and housekeeping personnel are on the front lines when it comes to safeguarding long-term care residents' health, cleanliness and quality of life.

CPR in nursing homes: The debate turns upside down under

CPR in nursing homes: The debate turns upside down under

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Intrepid Daily Show correspondent John Oliver recently headed Down Under. His assignment: Find out how Australia's strict gun control measures have played out since being passed in the mid-1990s. It occurred to me that Oliver might be able to repeat this trip in the future, only instead of reporting on Aussie gun control, his subject might be the country's move away from CPR in nursing homes.

CPR guidelines should change for rural areas, researcher says

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Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation is recommended by the American Heart Association, but it may not be the best way to save lives if more sophisticated medical care is slow in coming, according to a review of recent research.

Managing the media

Managing the media

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The death of a California woman not given CPR at her independent living community was a teachable moment. I know you are reviewing the operational end and facility policy. But you also must evaluate your crisis communications plan.

Return the reporter's phone call, or pay the price

Return the reporter's phone call, or pay the price

News alert to all decision makers in the long term care industry: Prepare to communicate during a crisis BEFORE a crisis communicates for you.

The myth of CPR

The myth of CPR

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The international attention over the incident concerning an independent living facility's refusal to give CPR, as a matter of policy, has inspired a lot of clutching of pearls regarding long-term care's medical ethics. There were a few big facts that got left out of the original reporting.

What would Jack Bauer do?

What would Jack Bauer do?

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In the now-infamous case of an independent living facility's policy on CPR, the simple perception is that a woman was dying and needed CPR. Sound and prudent judgment would have been to perform it, or move out of the way and get someone else to do it.

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