In cases when a hospital records a higher rate of HAI, it is important to inform a patient of the risk. This strategy supports the concept of patients’ autonomy and empowers them to make better health decisions. According to Sharp, Palmore, and Grady (2014), a telephone survey carried out in 2013 revealed that 93% of respondents agreed that knowing a hospital’s infection rates influences their selection of a care setting and physician. Healthcare institutions are however caught in an ethical dilemma because if they inform patients of the risk of infection, they may opt not to receive treatment and diagnosis. In the long-term, the risk of disease progression increases significantly.
Burnout syndrome has an adverse effect on the organization, the nurse, and the patient. The question to be answered by this review of research is, In emergency care nursing, are the rates of burnout and fatigue higher than those of other types of nursing? Discussion The Maslach Burnout Inventory
Prevention of medication errors is an ongoing initiative in the field of nursing. Medication errors jeopardize a patient’s safety, which results in vast costs to correct the effects of the error and it could potentially prevent the reimbursement from insurance companies to the hospital. Often times the nurse is the only person to catch an error with a written prescription or the incorrect dose sent to the nursing unit from the pharmacy. As a result, it is usually the nurse’s responsibility to speak up when an error is identified rather than administering a medication due to the mere fact that an order was written by the physician. While there are many medication errors which occur in the hospital setting, most of those errors, however occur after a patient has been discharged to home (“Severe Harm and Death,” 2016).
Reasons, Impacts, and Potential Solutions to the Overuse of Emergency Department Service Introduction The different departments of a hospital incorporate various services that aim to improve the health of those who seek care. Preventative care, primary care, rehabilitation services, psychiatric services, surgical services, and so on that do their part to ensure patients are living a health and making health lifestyle choices. The emergency department is no different. The primary purpose of the emergency department is to treat patients with acute serious illness or injury which would result in disability or death if not treated quickly (NSW.Gov.au, n.d.). Unfortunately, emergency departments services are being overused and misused by
Patients’ lives are at risk and they could be out friends, family or ourselves. Are there important patient concerns? Their safety and the quality of care they receive in the poorly staffed emergency care environment. Staff concerns? Nurses risk their licenses daily when they practice in an environment with unsafe patient to nurse ratios.
It may be difficult to stay focused on the task that they are doing. The noise of confused patients may become stressful for the healthcare hours can cause damage
(15) ASP helps clinicians improve the quality of patient care through decreasing irrational use of antibiotics,(16) increasing infection cure rates thus improving patient’s safety and reducing treatment failures. It also may result in increasing frequency of correct therapeutic and prophylactic prescribing of antimicrobials. (17, 18) Moreover they significantly reduce antibiotic resistance. (19, 20) These goals are often achieved while saving hospitals resources. (14) In 2014, recognizing the urgent need for wise antibiotic use in hospitals and the benefits of ASPs, CDC recommended implementation of ASP in all acute care
A culture of bullying where nurses work are likely to experience other negative work related effects such as low job satisfaction, decreased productivity, and lower morale. With this, it may result in different counsequences that threatens nurse’s ability to provide high quality care (Lowenstein, 2013; Broome and Williams-Evans, 2011). Bullying has been defined as: Repeated inappropriate behavior, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise,
This is stressed so heavily because an adequate patient caregiver communication is the key to positive treatment and results. Communication About Health: Current Issues and Perspectives, it explains in the cases where health professionals and patients do not see eye to eyes various negative outcomes come into place; treatment failures, frustrations, wasted time, avoidable expenses, loss of professional permutation or privileges, and there is
Medication errors have a huge impact on health care system, patients and payers alike. It compromises the confidence of patients on health care system. Incidents and mistakes that occur during the period of administering medication goes on to be a big safety issue for patients in health institutions and hospitals globally. Interruptions to the administering of medication process have been noted as a major influence on medication error. Research reveals that some interruptions cannot be avoided; hence, to reduce errors, it is important to recognize how undergraduate nurses or health practitioners learn to control interruptions to how medication is administered to patients.