They can result from the various processes involved in treatment: prescribing, dispensing, administering the medication and monitory of treatment. In addition, there are several factors contributing to medication errors in hospitals. They include individual staff errors and system errors. There are many dangers resulting from medication error on the patient. They include deterioration of health status of the individual, increased financial expenses (as there is possibility of longer stay in the hospital) and development of medical complications.
Vascular Dementia can occur after a person has a stroke due to major blood vessels being blocked. iii. It also causes your thinking ability to decline by not allowing vital oxygen and nutrients to your brain cells. iv. In an article by Alzheimer’s Association it mentions that many experts who study this type like to call it “Vascular Cognitive Impairment” because it better explains the idea that your vascular thinking skills can change and it can either be small or serve.
To demonstrate a plan of reliability and validity, a 5-point Likert scale survey and document review should be conducted by experts to ensure valid and reliable facts are obtained first. I will then use the Likert scale, to collect the data, which is a very reliable reliability method because respondents will give consistent information without the fear of losing their jobs and consistent information about various concerns of lawsuits against the “Eagle Memorial Nursing Center” (EMNC). In conclusion, conducting the 5-point Likert scale survey is a very reliable method of gathering data to demonstrate reliability because of the consistent data that the Likert scale survey provides. (See Appendix A ) An assessment of the respondent’s level of understanding should be carried out next to ensure the Likert scale used are not misunderstood (Cooper, 2010, p.39-40). However, the Likert scale should always give the respondents a chance to seek clarification of questions not clearly understood in order to increase the validity and reliability of facts gathered.
Safe use of NPPV and regional anaesthesia combination for caesarean section have previously described with several case reports in patients with respiratory failure due to kyphoscoliosis, neuromuscular diseases, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pneumonia and non-cardiogenic pulmonary oedema (3-5). In our patient, acute pulmonary oedema developed presumably because of tachycardia caused by anxiety and pain caused by preterm labour in our patient with pre-existing multivalvular heart disease and limited cardiac reserve. Management of these patients is difficult, because guidelines and standards are lacking. Some authors have described the use of general anaesthesia with good maternal outcome, whereas others have reported increased pulmonary arterial pressure during laryngoscopy and
Due to overload, nurses and practitioner experience reoccurring errors, which place patients and healthcare workers’ life, at risk. As a result, the healthcare system and practitioners become aware of the need to review patient care. Some countries have seen the need for a change but focus on external factors rather than caring. However, Watson implies, that the state of been different is to focus on competent, compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring nurses and health practitioners. (Watson.p.471).
There are several reports of occurrence of medical errors in hospitals. Some of them are inaccurate patient identification , surgery at a wrong site , , improper administration of drugs , , mislabeled bio-samples , wrong interpretation of hand written prescription, wrong transfusion of blood , and leaving surgical items in the human body. All these errors are man-made errors. The occurrence of these errors was coupled with complex and cumbersome nature of the health care process demanding unpredictable service. As well, both health care and patient care processes practiced some routinely tasks to be performed, which make the health care staff more fatigued and more distracted, hence, more errors may be induced.
Short-term memory loss can be part of Dementia progression but one must Rule out underline causes. Looking at the case study. Mrs A plan of care, requirement would include drawing on the expertise of her GP. Underline causes such as “A urinary tract infection (UTI) can cause an elderly person to become confused, undernourished, dehydrated, depressed; and can cause severe memory loss. Urinary tract infections are common in dementia patients” (DeMarco,
Most likely, they are admitted to a nursing home or hospital, but this is not the permanent solution for them and also an expensive way. In that case, wearable technology is playing an important role to solve this particular problem. It continuously monitors the physical activities of elder people which minimizes the risk of illness and injuries. With the help of wearable devices, they can observe their own health activities and measure, blood pressure, heart rate, calories burned etc. (Chan et al.
Majority of the factors affecting long-term compliance may be due to the number of the medications taken, number of daily doses, occurrence and well as severity of the side effects and compatibility with the daily activities of the patient (2). There are several reasons that act as barrier for medical non-adherence to occur among older patients. These include poor eyesight or vision, memory, hearing of the elderly, having difficulty to follow the instructions given, handling small tablets, opening drug containers, lacking of education about the medication, inability to define the adverse drug reactions, as well as competence of prescribed medicines
Doctors, Hospitals, out-patient/ in-patient centers and even schools rely heavily on their nursing staff. A deficiency that prevents an industry from properly staffing, recruiting or maintaining certified nurses can have tremendous consequences. These effects can have
Or you could experience symptoms every day Crohn 's disease is difficult to diagnose, because symptoms vary and because it can be similar to other conditions. Doctors evaluate the patient 's history and physical exams, as well as 1 or more laboratory tests such as blood tests, stool tests, barium X-ray, colonoscopy, biopsy, computerized tomography, and video capsule endoscopy. While there is no cure for Crohn 's, you can reduce its symptoms through the use of medications. We can use biologic drugs when other types of medications have not worked well enough.Crohn 's disease symptoms and complications are
The Elderly and Depression Late onset depression is, one of the primarily diagnoses treated by psychiatrist in the patients over sixty. Depression in the elderly is often chronic and debilitating and can adversely affect the quality of life of the patient. According to Casey (2011) In general depression in the elderly is more chronic and persistent than depression earlier in life and often runs a chronic remitting course. Depression often is associated with aging but isn’t a result of the normal process of aging , As a result patient’s are easily misdiagnosed with depression when they actually have other illness such as dementia , or Alzheimer’s, Other contributory diseases or chronic illnesses are cancer, stroke, diabetes, hip fractures
These are two examples of CTE working in real life. Earlier in the paper I talked about the signs and symptoms of CTE. The signs are very hard to notice because they commonly get confused with normal aging. There are four stages to this dangerous disease that affect people in different ways. These stages can lead to death or Dementia.
Reading this article for the elderly care, I feel that ethical issues commonly occur anywhere in the treatment of older patients. I had a clinical experience both in an acute-care hospital and in a long-term care facility. Before working in a long-term facility, I was not aware of how many ethical principles were violated in the treatment of older patients as a daily routine as stated in the article. In reality, there are many situations in which older patients don’t completely exhibit their autonomy because they are vulnerable physically and emotionally and dependent on others. Therefore, they become more conscious of caregivers or healthcare professionals.
Emergency nurses treat patients that are in a state of an acute illness or trauma. They deal with many critical situations and have to deal with doctors, family members and other healthcare workers (Johnson & Johnson, 2014). The environment of an Emergency Department is stressful and nurses often observe many tragedies, which can lead them to experience symptoms of compassion fatigue (CF) (Duffy, Avalos, & Dowling, 2015). CF has been called the cost of caring and is a side effect of helping others who have experienced some form of trauma (Figley, 1995; Boyle, 2015; Yoder, 2010). The symptoms attributed to CF are often physical as in headaches, stomach upset, insomnia and chronic fatigue; or emotional as in apathy, cynicism, irritation,