Nursing Home Fined For Lack Of Infection Control

A nursing home has been fined $2,250 due to poor attempts at infection control.  The facility had multiple patients struggling with Clostridium difficile, or C. diff.  Failures to control the infection included failure to train on proper hand-washing techniques and a nurse that did not wash her hands leaving an isolation room.

Other failures included using the same vital sign equipment on various residents without disinfecting it properly with the correct products and not putting up signage on room doors noting C. diff precautions.   C. diff can last for a long period of time on bed linens and rails, as well as bathroom fixtures and medical equipment.  C. diff can also spread through hand to hand contact and on pieces of equipment. For more, read the story.

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Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.


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