A resident of a long-term care facility was severely injured during a transfer to a wheelchair.
A review of the record and of the documents provided from the state and the nursing home, showed a pattern of low levels of staffing, frequent staff turn over, and very poor compliance with the regulations.
After careful review of the records by the LNC, it was noted the documentation for the assessment and treatment of the wounds was vague and not reflective of what other caregivers were charting in the records for this resident.
The LNC discovered the care provider was a student nurse and was working outside the limits of her practice.
The LNC met with the mother to discuss the equipment the child was utilizing in the home.
With a home health background, the LNC had a good understanding of what was needed for this child in the way of supplies, and was able to deduce what he would need to sustain some semblance of a quality of life.
The employer accommodated this employee by assigning light duty work. The employer placed him on a desk job with occasional on-site visits to construction areas, well within his functional limitations.
The employer provided a private log/diary as to the employee’s paid time off while he suffered from this alleged injury.
Eighteen months after the original incident, the employer reported the plaintiff worked in the yard, changed tires on a car, drove to another job site 1½ hours away from the office, went out of town to build a deck on his son’s house, and went fishing.
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