Superior Fails to Remove LVN After Confrontation With Patient

Timberlawn Mental Health System was cited by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for patient rights and nursing care deficiencies following an unannounced complaint investigation. CMS found that a patient “was not provided care in a safe setting” after a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) became confrontational with the patient who had a “behavioral escalation.” CMS found that the LVN’s superior, the House Supervisor, did not immediately intervene and did not move the LVN to another unit.