As stated in a previous blog of mine dated March 5, 1013, there is no legal requirement for licensed nursing staff to perform CPR; however, it is the Standard of Care in New York State among licensed nursing staff.
A nursing home in Hastings, New York was recently fined $12,000.00 to settle charges that staff members failed to intervene when a resident suffered a heart attack in 2011. While the resident did not have a do-not-resuscitate order, the staff believed the patient did have one, leading to inaction on the part of the staff at Andrus.
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The article further states that the Long Term Care Community Coalition released data regarding sanctions against 18 New York nursing homes in the first quarter of 2013; eleven (11) of which were fines and seven (7) corrective actions. One of these nursing homes included Northern Riverview Health Care Center in Haverstraw, NY. Northern Riverview agreed to pay $16,000 in fines to resolve a series of charges including allegations of resident abuse by staff.