QA Investigation Results

Pennsylvania Department of Health
CARESENSE HOME CARE
Health Inspection Results
CARESENSE HOME CARE
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Initial Comments:

Based on the findings of an on-site state licensure survey conducted on January 6, 2020, Caresense Home Care was found to be in compliance with the requirements of 28 Pa. Code, Health Facilities, Part IV, Chapter 51, and Subpart A




Plan of Correction:




Initial Comments:

Based on the findings of an on-site state licensure survey conducted on January 6, 2020, Caresense Home Care was found not to be in compliance with the following requirement of Title 28 Health and Safety Part IV, Health Facilities, Subpart H. Chapter 611 Home Care Agencies and Home Care Registries.





Plan of Correction:




611.56(a) LICENSURE
Health Screening

Name - Component - 00
(a) A home care agency or home care registry shall insure that each direct care worker and other office staff or contractors with direct consumer contact, prior to consumer contact, provide documentation that the individual has been screened for and is free from active mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Observations:

Based on a review of CDC [Centers for Disease Control] guidelines, direct care worker files and interview with the office scheduler, the agency failed to ensure two (2) of ten (10) direct care workers files had been screened for mycobacterium tuberculosis in accordance with the CDC guidelines prior to direct consumer contact. Direct Care Worker files # 4 and 10.


Findings include:

According to the "Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005," "...Baseline testing for M. Tuberculosis infection is recommended for all newly hired HCWs [health care workers]...If TST [tuberculin skin testing] is used for baseline testing, two-step testing is recommended for HCWs whose initial TST results are negative...If the first-step TST result is negative, the second-step TST should be administered 1--3 weeks after the first TST result was read...A second TST is not needed if the HCW has a documented TST result from any time during the previous 12 months. If a newly employed HCW has had a documented negative TST result within the previous 12 months, a single TST can be administered in the new setting...This additional TST represents the second stage of the two-step testing... "

Findings include:
Review of direct care workers files on January 6, 2020 from 1230 to 15:00 revealed:

Review of direct care worker file # 4 with a date of hired March 7, 2019, did not have the required documentation of a two-step PPD testing on hire.


Review of direct care worker file # 10 with a date of hired December 2, 2017 did not have the required documentation of an annual testing for 2019.

Interview with the office scheduler on January 6, 2020 at 1530 confirmed the above findings.








Plan of Correction:

Caresense obtained Direct care worker file # 4 and #10 two-step PPD on 01/14/2019.

Office coordinator will ensure that all future hires obtain required documentation of a two-step PPD testing on hire

New employee files will be reviewed by office manager prior to hire and monthly, than quarterly for one year with documentation in QA



Caresense obtained direct care worker file # 10 required annual testing for 2019 on 01/13/2019.

Office coordinator will ensure that all future hires will obtain required documentation of Initial and annual testing.

New employee files will be reviewed by office manager prior to hire and monthly, than quarterly for one year with documentation in QA


Initial Comments:

Based on the findings of an on-site state licensure survey conducted on January 6, 2020, Caresense Home Care was found to be in compliance with the requirements of 35 P.S. 448.809(b)





Plan of Correction: