One IJ was issued in December, and that tag was also SSQC. The citation was issued from the alleged failure to initiate CPR for a resident that has a full code status. The resident was found in the lavatory without respirations or pulse, and the LPN that found the resident did not initiate CPR even though she was aware of the resident’s code status. This is the third citation in 2013 for this issue, with all three citations being issued since August 2013. Click here for the December citation.
The past year saw some of the fewest IJ and SSQC citations in recent memory. For the year there were 17 IJ events and 19 SSQC events in which 36 total tags were cited. By comparison, in 2012 there were 30 IJ events and 28 SSQC events in which 44 total tags were cited, and in 2011 there were 47 IJ events and 50 SSQC events in which 84 total tags were cited.