Report Summary

Title: Combined Assessment Program Review of the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
Report Number: 14-00308-105
Issue Date: 3/31/2014
City/State: Shreveport, LA
VA Office: Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
Report Author: Office of Healthcare Inspections
Report Type: CAP Reviews
Release Type: Unrestricted
Summary: The purpose of the review was to evaluate selected health care facility operations, focusing on patient care quality and the environment of care. During the review, OIG provided crime awareness briefings to 253 employees. This review focused on six operational activities. The facility complied with selected standards in the following two activities (1) medication management and (2) coordination of care. OIG made recommendations for improvement in the following four activities: (1) quality management, (2) environment of care, (3) nurse staffing, and (4) pressure ulcer prevention and management.