BRUCEVILLE TERRACE - D/P SNF OF METHODIST HOSP.
8151 BRUCEVILLE ROAD, SACRAMENTO, CA 95823
Citation Number: 030003486
Citation Date: 1/23/2007
Violation Date: 10/17/2006
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 100000.00

On 10/17/06, a 74-year-old resident died almost immediately after the facility administered a massive overdose of intravenous morphine. The resident had a terminal illness and was admitted for comfort care. The facility was cited because it did not administer the medication as ordered, did not monitor the resident's response to the medication, did not follow its policies on medication administration and did not notify his physician of the medication error until four days after his death. These failures led to the resident's death.