The chart released by the Hospital does not contain a Nursing Treatment Care Plan. It contains only 1 actual Narrative Nursing Note. Both are required by the various national and state hospital review organizations.
The Hospital did, however, release their own Supportive Device Management Protocol. A review of this protocol reveals they were in violation in their care of Seth in at least the following 3 ways:
1. Seth was never sedated as was required by any humane standard of medical care. Were this "less restrictive method" to have been used, there would have been no need at all for 60+ hours of restraints.
2. We were never, at any point, informed that Seth had been placed in restraints.
3. Seth was kept in full restraints on a "general care unit" for 12 hours before being transferred to the ICU.
There are various daily nursing observations. These include the generally untimed Nursing Data Base Flowsheets and the often illegible Patient Progress Record. There are also Vital Sign and EKG records. These can be viewed by clicking on the following days:
August 21, 1993 August 22, 1993 August 23, 1993 August 24, 1993 August 25, 1993 August 26, 1993 August 27, 1993
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