Clinic is No longer performing abortions

  • Facility failed to ensure physician was performing exams on patients prior to their abortions. There was no documentation to prove exams were being done before abortions as required by law.
  • Facility failed to evaluate patients after abortion to determine readiness for discharge. There was no documentation to prove evidence of evaluation of patient by a physician or advance practice registered nurse before dismissal after a procedure.
  • Failure to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for surgical patients.
    • The sink located in the main waiting room was observed to have “a large circle of a dark brown dried substance”.
    • The emergency call light in the restroom was rendered out of reach and ineffective for a patient experiencing a fall on the floor to summon help in an emergency.
    • Patients’ bags were stored on a bench in front of the commode or in a shipping box on the floor of the pre-op bathroom.
    • There were large brown water stains in the post-op bathroom.
    • Patients’ snack foods were stored in cardboard boxes on the floor and some containers were directly on the floor.
    • Cabinet where sterile instruments were wrapped was cracked and peeling and had shipping containers stored where sterile instruments were wrapped causing likely contamination and infection.
    • Cardboard boxes filled with biohazard sharps containers were stored on the floor next to open sterile patient supplies.
    • Trash, dust, and debris were found on the floor of the storage area where sterile patient supplies were stored.
    • A mop bucket with dirty brown water was found in the janitor’s closet. There was no shelving so all cleaning supplies and equipment were stored directly on the floor.
    • Clean linens were found stored directly on the floor. Staff was observed reaching into dirty linens without personal protective equipment. Staff failed to wear proper surgical attire in OR.
  • Facility failed to monitor temperature and humidity where surgical instruments were stored increasing the fire hazard and microbial growth where sterile instruments were stored.
  • Facility’s personnel failed to maintain the sterility of surgical instruments and improperly stored sterile instruments increasing potential contamination.
  • Failed to document Hep B status for employees.
  • Failure to maintain emergency equipment. Oxygen tank had no gauge. Vital signs machine was out of date for inspection and preventative maintenance. Two suction machines were found with no preventative maintenance.
  • Failure to comply with building standards. Biohazard waste storage room had an unsealed cement floor. This had the likelihood for blood and bodily fluids to leak from the biohazard bags to the unsealed cement floor making it difficult to clean and an infection risk to personnel entering the room.
  • Failure to properly store and secure medications. Two cases of lidocaine were found unsecured in an unlocked storage area.
Report 2015
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