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Pennsylvania Department of Health
COMMUNITIES OF DON GUANELLA AND DIVINE P AT 1755 SPROUL ROAD
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COMMUNITIES OF DON GUANELLA AND DIVINE P AT 1755 SPROUL ROAD
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Initial Comments:
Name - Component - --

Based on an Emergency Preparedness Survey completed on February 3, 2021, it was determined that Communities Of Don Guanella And Divine Providence At 1755 Sproul Road was not in compliance with the requirements of 42 CFR 483.475.






Plan of Correction:




483.475(d)(2) STANDARD
EP Testing Requirements

Name - Component - --
416.54(d)(2), 418.113(d)(2), 441.184(d)(2), 460.84(d)(2), 482.15(d)(2), 483.73(d)(2), 483.475(d)(2), 484.102(d)(2), 485.68(d)(2), 485.625(d)(2), 485.727(d)(2), 485.920(d)(2), 491.12(d)(2), 494.62(d)(2).

*[For ASCs at 416.54, CORFs at 485.68, OPO, "Organizations" under 485.727, CMHCs at 485.920, RHCs/FQHCs at 491.12, and ESRD Facilities at 494.62]:

(2) Testing. The [facility] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan annually. The [facility] must do all of the following:

(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based every 2 years; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct a facility-based functional exercise every 2 years; or
(B) If the [facility] experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the [facility] is exempt from engaging in its next required community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the actual event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise at least every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [facility's] response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [facility's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[For Hospices at 418.113(d):]
(2) Testing for hospices that provide care in the patient's home. The hospice must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least annually. The hospice must do the following:
(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community based every 2 years; or
(A) When a community based exercise is not accessible, conduct an individual facility based functional exercise every 2 years; or
(B) If the hospice experiences a natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the hospital is exempt from engaging in its next required full scale community-based exercise or individual facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.

(3) Testing for hospices that provide inpatient care directly. The hospice must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan twice per year. The hospice must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the hospice experiences a natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the hospice is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop led by a facilitator that includes a group discussion using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the hospice's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the hospice's emergency plan, as needed.


*[For PRFTs at 441.184(d), Hospitals at 482.15(d), CAHs at 485.625(d):]
(2) Testing. The [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan twice per year. The [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the [PRTF, Hospital, CAH] experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the [facility] is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an [additional] annual exercise or and that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, a facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [facility's] response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the [facility's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[For PACE at 460.84(d):]
(2) Testing. The PACE organization must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least annually. The PACE organization must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) If the PACE experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the PACE is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or individual, a facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the PACE's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events and revise the PACE's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For LTC Facilities at 483.73(d):]
(2) The [LTC facility] must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least twice per year, including unannounced staff drills using the emergency procedures. The [LTC facility, ICF/IID] must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise.
(B) If the [LTC facility] facility experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the LTC facility is exempt from engaging its next required a full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the [LTC facility] facility's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [LTC facility] facility's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For ICF/IIDs at 483.475(d)]:
(2) Testing. The ICF/IID must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at least twice per year. The ICF/IID must do the following:
(i) Participate in an annual full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise; or.
(B) If the ICF/IID experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the ICF/IID is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility-based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional annual exercise that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the ICF/IID's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the ICF/IID's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For HHAs at 484.102]
(d)(2) Testing. The HHA must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan at
least annually. The HHA must do the following:
(i) Participate in a full-scale exercise that is community-based; or
(A) When a community-based exercise is not accessible, conduct an annual individual, facility-based functional exercise every 2 years; or.
(B) If the HHA experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the HHA is exempt from engaging in its next required full-scale community-based or individual, facility based functional exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Conduct an additional exercise every 2 years, opposite the year the full-scale or functional exercise under paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this section is conducted, that may include, but is not limited to the following:
(A) A second full-scale exercise that is community-based or an individual, facility-based functional exercise; or
(B) A mock disaster drill; or
(C) A tabletop exercise or workshop that is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(iii) Analyze the HHA's response to and maintain documentation of all drills, tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the HHA's emergency plan, as needed.

*[For OPOs at 486.360]
(d)(2) Testing. The OPO must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan. The OPO must do the following:
(i) Conduct a paper-based, tabletop exercise or workshop at least annually. A tabletop exercise is led by a facilitator and includes a group discussion, using a narrated, clinically relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan. If the OPO experiences an actual natural or man-made emergency that requires activation of the emergency plan, the OPO is exempt from engaging in its next required testing exercise following the onset of the emergency event.
(ii) Analyze the OPO's response to and maintain documentation of all tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the [RNHCI's and OPO's] emergency plan, as needed.

*[ RNCHIs at 403.748]:
(d)(2) Testing. The RNHCI must conduct exercises to test the emergency plan. The RNHCI must do the following:
(i) Conduct a paper-based, tabletop exercise at least annually. A tabletop exercise is a group discussion led by a facilitator, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, and a set of problem statements, directed messages, or prepared questions designed to challenge an emergency plan.
(ii) Analyze the RNHCI's response to and maintain documentation of all tabletop exercises, and emergency events, and revise the RNHCI's emergency plan, as needed.

Observations:

Based on document review and interview, it was determined the facility failed to conduct required testing of the Emergency Preparedness plan, affecting the entire facility.

Findings include:

1. Document review on February 3, 2021, between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., revealed the facility failed to conduct an additional annual exercise of its emergency plan.

Exit Interview with the Divisional Director of Facilities on February 3, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., confirmed the documentation was not available.






Plan of Correction:

The facility did conduct an annual exercise. A letter was provided to confirm. This facility is registered as a "Closed Point of Dispensing(POD) for Delaware County Departments of Emergency Management Services.
Letter dated 2/3/2021 will be kept on file and placed in emergency manual at home. We also participated in Delaware County Medical Countermeasures(MCM) training on 10/27/2020.


Initial Comments:
Name - DON GUANELLA SPROUL RD 2 Component - 01

Facility ID# 24391101
Component 01

Based on a Medicaid Recertification Survey completed on February 3, 2021, it was determined that Communities Of Don Guanella And Divine Providence At 1755 Sproul Road was not in compliance with the following requirements of the Life Safety Code for an existing ICF/IID health care occupancy. Compliance with the National Fire Protection Association's Life Safety Code is required by 42 CFR 483.470(j).

This is a one-story, Type V (000), unprotected wood frame construction, which is fully sprinklered.

State plans approved as Impractical.






Plan of Correction:




NFPA 101 STANDARD
Fire Alarm System - Testing and Maintenance

Name - DON GUANELLA SPROUL RD 2 Component - 01
Fire Alarm System - Testing and Maintenance
2012 EXISTING (Prompt)
A fire alarm system is tested and maintained in accordance with an approved program complying with the requirements of NFPA 70, National Electric Code, and NFPA 72, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code. Records of system acceptance, maintenance and testing are readily available.
9.7.5, 9.7.7, 9.7.8, and NFPA 25

Observations:

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain access to required fire alarm devices, affecting one of two exits.

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 3, 2021, at 8:10 a.m., revealed the manual pull station by the front door was blocked by a couch and a large sensory device.

Exit Interview with the Divisional Director of Facilities on February 3, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., confirmed the blocked pull station.






Plan of Correction:

The couch and sensory equipment was moved to allow for clear access for the fire pull station. The Director of Operations trained the house manager on the importance of having pull station never blocked. All staff will also be re-trained . Training will be kept on file at house. During monthly maintainance walk-thrus it will be noted that pull stations are free and clear of obstructions.


NFPA 101 STANDARD
Sprinkler System - Maintenance and Testing

Name - DON GUANELLA SPROUL RD 2 Component - 01
Sprinkler System - Maintenance and Testing
2012 EXISTING (Prompt)
NFPA 13 and 13R Systems
All sprinkler systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems, and NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Residential Occupancies Up To and Including Four Stories in Height, are inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with NFPA 25, Standard for Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Water Based Fire Protection System.
NFPA 13D Systems
Sprinkler systems installed in accordance with NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes, are inspected, tested and maintained in accordance with the following requirements of NFPA 25:
1. Control valves inspected monthly (NFPA 25, section 13.3.2).
2. Gauges inspected monthly (NFPA 25, section 13.2.71).
3. Alarm devices inspected quarterly (NFPA 25, section 5.2.6).
4. Alarm devices tested semiannually (NFPA 25, section 5.3.3).
5. Valve supervisory switches tested semiannually (NFPA 25, section 13.3.3.5).
6. Visible sprinklers inspected annually ((NFPA 25, section 5.2.1).
7. Visible pipe inspected annually (NFPA 25, section 5.2.2).
8. Visible pipe hangers inspected annually (NFPA 25, section 5.2.3).
9. Buildings inspected annually prior to freezing weather for adequate heat for water filled piping (NFPA 25, section 5.2.5).
10. A representative sample of fast response sprinklers are tested at 20 years (NFPA 25, section 5.3.1.1.1.2).
11. A representative sample of dry pendant sprinklers are tested at 10 years (NFPA 25, section 5.3.1.1.15).
12. Antifreeze solutions are tested annually (NFPA 25, section 5.3.4).
13. Control valves are operated through their full range and returned to normal annually (NFPA 25, section 13.3.3.1).
14. Operating stems of OS&Y valves are lubricated annually (NFPA 25, section 13.3.4).
15. Dry pipe systems extending into unheated portions of the building are inspected, tested and maintained (NFPA 25, section 13.4.4).
A. Date sprinkler system last checked and necessary maintenance provided. __________________________
B. Show who provided the service. _________________________
C. Note the source of the water supply for the automatic sprinkler system. __________________________________
(Provide in REMARKS information on coverage for any non-required or partial automatic sprinkler system.)
33.2.3.5.3, 33.2.3.5.8, 9.7.5, 9.7.7, 9.7.8, and NFPA 25

Observations:

Based on observation and interview, it was determined the facility failed to maintain sprinkler system components free of debris, affecting one location within the facility.

Findings include:

1. Observation on February 3, 2021, at 8:25 a.m., revealed lint on the sprinkler head inside the Linen area.

Exit Interview with the Divisional Director of Facilities on February 3, 2021, at 9:30 a.m., confirmed the lint on the sprinkler.







Plan of Correction:

Lint was removed from sprinkler head inside lien area at time of survey.
Sprinkler heads are inspected monthly and should be recorded on monthly check lists. Director of Facilities will ensure maintainance staff preform inspections and record on check list. Check lists will be kept on file and monitored by facilities Director.