One of the objectives of the study is to compare other treatment studies and clinical experience to establish if antidepressants medication decrease depressive episodes. The study shows an update list of approved medications for Bipolar disorder. The approach for antidepressants is controversial, the study reveals the antidepressants benefits in lessening depressive symptoms, but for short-term treatment only. This article, published by Medscape, provide a comprehensive review and clinical information about the topic that help health professionals to maintain an up-to-date
Administering medication is a fundamental role in a nurse’s daily routine in the ward. This process happens at least twice daily and on average takes up to forty percentage of nurse’s time. It is also this skill that is higher risk, it is a step that is very susceptible to errors that can lead to consequences in patient safety. Medication governance has been put in place to prevent errors and promote patient safety. However, medication errors are still recurrent and persistent.
If the patient is not a high risk patient, the fall assessment is done weekly or upon change in patient condition. Not forgetting pediatric patients, it is a must to nurse patient who are below then three years old in a baby cot. Patel (2010) explained that to ensure and maintain a good quality service for patient, regular audits must be conducted to ensure services which are needed meets the purpose and registered nurses adheres to professional
By creating this comprehensive list of the medication plan given to the patient, the hospital pharmacist can then send this information to the community pharmacist and make sure that the information is held up to date. This would allow for a smoother transition for the patient and it would allow the patient to be more informed of their medications. The pharmacist is “poised to play an important role in improving medication management during transitions of care and reducing readmission rates” so the pharmacist should play a more active role to help ensure the best therapy for the patient (7). The pharmacist should ultimately design an ideal system for Medication Reconciliation to help reduce medication errors and better inform patients on ADEs to prevent any unnecessary medical
We must provide support for him. According to Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (2012) two tools which can be useful in assessing care giver strain are Zarit Burden Interview (ZBI) and the Caregiver Strain Index (CSI). Nursing diagnosis: Altered thought processes related to neuronal degeneration. Intervention: Provide appropriate cognitive enhancement techniques and safe social contact (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing 2012). Intervention: Monitor effectiveness and side effects of medications given to the patient in order to improve cognitive function or delay the decline (The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing
This guideline has informed me of the precautions that should be in place to reduce the risk of falls for older adults who have a previous history of falls. The client’s recount of her fall made me realize how important these precautions are in the daily lives the older adult population because something as simple as handrails can prevent a client from suffering a painful injury and having a lengthy stay in a hospital. The RNAO guideline and the client’s experience has also enabled me to realize the importance of precautions health care providers take in clinical settings which not only work towards preventing falls and reducing the occurrence of fall related injuries, but also work towards saving
The potential positive social change implications of sedation management guidelines includes the development of an effective guide that nurses can use in the care of sedated patients and better patient outcomes. With the use of evidence-based practice guidelines, patients’ length of stay in the ICU, and the hospital as a whole, will be decreased, and the nursing practice in critical care will be enhanced with the use of evidence-based practice
Depression commonly affects a vast amount of patients in the primary care setting (L. Foldager, 2011). The increased cases of depression over the years are worrying (Mitchell et al., 2013). There is thus a need to enhance diagnosis and treatment. The purpose of the paper is to review an evidence-based clinical practice guideline (CPG) used to effectively diagnose and treat individual suspected of having depression by health practitioners in the primary care setting. Clinical issue Depression occurs due to many reasons including recent loss, chronic medical illness, domestic violence or loss of a loved one.
Registered nurses have long acknowledged and continue to emphasize that staffing issues is an ongoing concern, one that influences the safety of both the patient and nurse. There is a strong relationship between adequate nurse to patient ratios and safe patient outcomes. Rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay has contributed to challenges. Finding an optimal nurse-to-patient ratio has been a national challenge. However, rising patient acuity and shortened hospital stay have contributed to recent challenges .Ensuring adequate staffing levels have been shown to reduce medical and medication errors, decrease complication among patients, decrease mortality, improve patient satisfaction, reduce nurse fatigue, decrease nurse burnout and improve nurse job satisfaction.
the current workplace climate is characterized by heavy workloads that may interfere with nurses’ ability to provide a high quality of care and lead to burnout in novice nurses (Cho et al., 2006). Within the first two years of practice, many new graduate nurses leave their jobs as a result of negative working environments (Bowles and Candela, 2005; Kovner et al., 2006). Job satisfaction is a primary factor that influences nurses’ decision to remain with organizations (Lu et al., 2012). In addition, work environments that support professional nursing practice, have been found to enhance nurses’ job satisfaction, increase productivity ,reduce turnover rates and improve the quality of healthcare (Aiken et al., 2014 )nursing leaders play a role