PLEASANT VIEW CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL
22590 VOSS AVENUE, CUPERTINO, CA 95014
Citation Number: 220003849
Citation Date: 4/3/2007
Violation Date: 2/6/2007
Class: AA
Penalty: $ 100000.00

On 2/4/07, a resident died after falling from a mechanical lift which was being used to transfer her from her bed to a recliner chair. The Medical Examiner's report indicated the cause of death was "blunt impact of torso with laceration of liver." A single CNA had attempted the transfer and had improperly placed the resident in the lift sling. The resident slid out of the sling and fell on her head and right side. The CNA left her on the floor and got another CNA to help place her in bed without contacting a nurse to assess her. The facility was cited for the CNA's failure to report the fall before moving the resident and for failure to follow the care plan.