Nursing Home Abuse: Failure to Monitor Coumadin

The Washington Post published an article on July 12, 2015 addressing the dangers of the failure to monitor coumadin given to residents of nursing homes.  The Washington Post reports that at least 165 nursing home residents were hospitalized or died after errors involving coumadin and studies suggest that there are thousands more injuries every year that are  not investigated.

The article gives examples of the harm caused to residents:  bruises covering the body and blood oozing from the gums;  internal bleeding; blood clots.  About 1 in 6 of the nation’s nursing home residents take blood thinners, the majority of which take coumadin.  Coumadin requires regular blood tests and must be monitored for interactions with food and medications.

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