Consulate Health Care of Sarasota was Cited in Violation of State and Federal Law on April 5, 2018
Consulate Health Care of Sarasota is an 81 bed nursing home located at 4783 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, Florida. On April 5, 2018, investigators with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration conducted an unannounced inspection of this nursing home and documented and cited violations of state and federal law at that time. As a Sarasota nursing home abuse lawyer, I routinely review and report on the inspections of local nursing homes. If you have questions concerning issues affecting a loved one at a local nursing home, please feel free to call me for a confidential consultation. (844) 485-7600. James Keim, Sarasota Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer.
Infection Prevention and Control at Consulate Health Care of Sarasota a Concern for State Investigators
Florida officials cited Consulate Health Care of Sarasota for failing to meet minimum requirements pertaining to infection prevention and control. This federal safety rule provides that:
§483.80 Infection Control. The facility must establish and maintain an infection prevention and control program designed to provide a safe, sanitary and comfortable environment and to help prevent the development and transmission of communicable diseases and infections. §483.80(a) Infection prevention and control program. The facility must establish an infection prevention and control program (IPCP) that must include, at a minimum, the following elements: §483.80(a)(1) A system for preventing, identifying, reporting, investigating, and controlling infections and communicable diseases for all residents, staff, volunteers, visitors, and other individuals providing services under a contractual arrangement based upon the facility assessment conducted according to §483.70(e) and following accepted national standards; §483.80(a)(2) Written standards, policies, and procedures for the program, which must include, but are not limited to: (i) A system of surveillance designed to identify possible communicable diseases or infections before they can spread to other persons in the facility; (ii) When and to whom possible incidents of communicable disease or infections should be reported; (iii) Standard and transmission-based precautions to be followed to prevent spread of infections; (iv)When and how isolation should be used for a resident; including but not limited to: (A) The type and duration of the isolation, depending upon the infectious agent or organism involved, and (B) A requirement that the isolation should be the least restrictive possible for the resident under the circumstances. (v) The circumstances under which the facility must prohibit employees with a communicable disease or infected skin lesions from direct contact with residents or their food, if direct contact will transmit the disease; and (vi)The hand hygiene procedures to be followed by staff involved in direct resident contact. §483.80(a)(4) A system for recording incidents identified under the facility’s IPCP and the corrective actions taken by the facility. §483.80(e) Linens. Personnel must handle, store, process, and transport linens so as to prevent the spread of infection. §483.80(f) Annual review. The facility will conduct an annual review of its IPCP and update their program, as necessary.
The complete inspection report for Consulate Health Care of Sarasota prepared by investigators with the Florida Agency for Healthcare Administration may be found here: https://tinyurl.com/yd8odbt9
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