State Fines Six Nursing Homes Following Residents’ Deaths, Care Lapses – Hartford Courant

Six nursing homes have been fined for violations, including two incidents where residents died.

The Reservoir in West Hartford was fined $3,000 after a resident died and investigators found staff did not administer CPR for the required period of time, according to the state Department of Public Health (DPH).

The resident, who was at the facility for short-term rehabilitation, had difficulty breathing on Feb. 6, 2016. A licensed practical nurse (LPN) began performing CPR compressions but soon after, a registered nurse told the LPN to stop the compressions, according to DPH.

Policy states staff must perform CPR until emergency personnel arrive, according to the DPH citation. When emergency personnel arrived, they administered CPR and took the resident to a hospital but the resident was dead on arrival.

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