England:Nurses struck off registry after man left to lie in urine, develop skin ulcer

  1. TWO nurses have been struck off after a 78-year-old man with a sore which had rotted his skin to the bone was found by his family in 'pools' of his own urine at the Maidenhead care home where they worked.

    More... Nurses struck off after man left to lie in urine (Reading Chronicle)

    patient A was admitted to the home, no care plan was developed to prevent his condition worsening.

    There were no entries regarding the patient's sore for months and his pressure sore had been allowed to grow until it was 10cm in diameter.
    Failure to maintain nursing standards = loose nursing license

    If conditions that bad unable to assess residents, duty to report facility to authorities, IMHO.
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 24, '06
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  3. by   SharonH, RN
    The man had urinary incontinence and wore pads to soak up the urine, but his daughter often found the pads were wet when she arrived for her daily visits.

    I'm not attempting to deflect attention from the nurses' action/inaction but I wonder how she never noticed that her father was being neglected for 4 months???? if the neglect was so profound, why didn't she take action herself? Just something to ponder.....
  4. by   Jennerizer
    If he was incontinent, why not use a condom cath or a foley cath - especially in his situation of having a major bedsore & lying in urine.

    I agree about the question about the daughter. If I were seeing that my parents were being neglected, I wouldn't wait 4 months to speak up about it.