Journal Express, Knoxville, IA

CNHI/SE Iowa

October 29, 2012

Centerville nursing home fined $8,000 after patient dies

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CENTERVILLE —

The RN reportedly walked over to the suction machine and stated "It's not even put together." The report said that an unknown person obtained the container and supplies at the RN began putting the suction machine together.

In an interview on Aug. 6, the RN said that while the machine was being assembled, Logsdon had stopped breathing.

The RN then suctioned Logsdon for two minutes before advising Huber to get the Assistant Director of Nursing.

When the Assistant Director of Nursing arrived they placed a stethoscope on Logsdon's chest while the suctioning continued. The assistant director then looked up at Huber. Huber asked, "Is that it?" and the assistant director replied, "Yes, that's it," according to the report.

Logsdon was pronounced dead at 8:20 a.m., nearly an hour after Huber had discovered Logsdon in her condition.

Just two weeks before Logsdon's death, an over 100 page report had been issued to Golden Age for several violations. The nursing home received two fines totaling $7,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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