(Abdulla, Al-Qahtani, & Al-Kuwari, 2011). One study revealed that burnout syndrome is common among critical care nurses, because they work with more critical and traumatic patients burnout syndrome is not only affect the nurse but extend to their quality of care that delivered for their patient. (Moss, Good, Gozal, Kleinpell, & Sessler., 2016). Organizational and environment factors such as excessive workload, staffing shortage, lack of empowerment lead to burnout which compromise nurse’s ability to provide high quality care. ( McHugh, Kutney, Cimiotti, Sloane, & Aiken., 2011).
Abuse in nursing homes is more common than people think. The frequency of mistreatment in nursing homes and the role that staffing and staff training may play in the prevention of such mistreatment is explored in the article “Prevention of Elder Mistreatment in Nursing Homes: Competencies for Direct-Care Staff” by Dana Dehart. While nursing home residents are often out-of-sight thus out-of-mind for many in society, their population is significant. Dehart (2009) states, “There are approximately 18,000 nursing homes in the United States with an over-all 1.6 million inhabitants, and numbers are anticipated to multiply to 6.7 million occupants by 2045” (p. 360). Under the management of other medical staff, nurses are usually the ones helping residents
In Los Angeles during the years of 2004 and 2005 there were 60,634 reports of welfare abuse. The government has conducted investigations on some of these reports and has found that 10,789 of the cases that they investigated were really abusing the welfare system. Surveys also show more than fifty-eight million people receive Medicaid. According to the statistics taken in 2011, there have been 10,685 cases that resulted in fraud investigations (Rhode). Today, the level of fraud investigations is a lot larger due to the difficulty to get jobs.
In some cases, only one female soldier represent this minority in a squad of males, so sexual harassment and trauma issues appear. According to a study published in December 2007 in the American Journal of Public Health, sexual harassment and assault are the most significant problems in the military for women. According to Zuma Press, in the U.S. Army approximately 26,000 rapes and sexual assaults took place in 2012 and they have done by their colleagues (Zuma Press). Dr. Kimerling mentions that sexual harassment and trauma need to be taken into consideration as potential risk factors for women who serve in the military—and clinicians must be prepared to respond efficiently
Accidents such as HIPAA breaches, patient falls, MRI projectiles, overexposure, bruising patients, and personal exposure to gamma rays are all preventable “faux pas” that are more prevalent than one would think. All it takes is the radiographer paying as much attention as possible and being more aware of surroundings and situations. In the past five years, there have been at least two major HIPAA breaches in the United States that stem from radiology departments. One major breach, according to Erin McCann of HealthcareITNews, put 17,300 patients’ medical information at risk in March 2013. Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic contracted a third-party vendor to transfer old x-ray films into electronic images.
Often times I have heard about nursing home abuse on television, news broadcasts, local and national journalists, and the media of residents being victimized. Currently throughout the United States, elderly and non-elderly individuals are placed in nursing home facilities for diverse causes. Aging parent’s declining health, mental incapacity, incontinence, restricted mobility, depression, poor family support, and the inability to function with every day daily task. The prerequisite before entering into a facility by law is to assess each resident’s physical capability, medical condition, psychological state, and financial ability. Loved ones of residents are challenged with the decision to continue with daily responsibilities in their own lives,
According to Mayo Clinic, Organization with over 4,500 Physicians and over 57,000 health staff, "Indeed, stress symptoms can affect your body, your thoughts and feelings, and your behavior .” This means that if you are stressed out you will think and act differently. This proves that stress is bad because if you act differently, you may do things you would never do and might regret. This means you could do things that could hurt or even kill you or others. It is a fact that people suicide from stress every day, week, month and year. According to Emory University, the 20th university in the world, they say, “Each year, 34,598 people die by suicide, an average of 94 completed suicides every day [...] One in 10 college students has made a plan for suicide.” This shows that stress can lead to suicide because people act differently because it can cause people to kill themselves.
According to the data from Health Resources and Services Administration Bureau of Health Professions (2013), there were 2.8 million Registered Nurses (RNs) and 690,000 Licensed Practice Nurses (LPNs) were working in the period from 2008-2010, in the United States. The nursing workforce grew substantially in 2000s, by RNs growing by more than 24.1 percent and LPNs by more than 15.5 percent. The population of nurses are facing multiple challenges at the workplace, such as shortage in staffing, nurse turnover, increased workload, long working hours, poor relationship with co-workers, lack of support from the management, and eventually these challenges create high level of nurse burnout. It is estimated that job- related burnout measure using the Maslach Burnout inventory – Human Services Survey, 36.5 % of nurses having high level of burnout. The researchers at the Center for Health Outcomes and Policy Research at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Nursing, estimates if nurse burnout reduces by 10 %, could prevent thousands of hospital acquired infections and reduce the health care expense (Potera, 2012).
In 2012, 163,670 student-athletes ranging from middle through high school, were seen in emergency rooms for concussions. Injuries aren’t the only problem in these sports though. From 2008 to 2015, there were over 300 deaths caused from injuries that occured in sporting events in America (“At Your Own Risk”). Recently, a new kind of “unseen” injury is being reported in these high contact sports. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is caused by trauma to the brain and is an injury that needs to be studied more
Their health system train their practitioners to be on the look out for these disorders that have an impact on domestic violence victims in order to give them the help they need, as well refer them to specialized services to address safety concerns (aihw,2018). Domestic Violence in the UK, will affect 1 in 4 women, it leads to an average of two women being murdered each week per year. It accounts for 16% of all violent crime, however like the countries I have research it is still the least likely violent crime to be report to police. It has more repeated victims, on average there will have been 35 assaults before the victim calls the police. It is the number one reason for becoming homeless
Medication administration errors occurs 34 percent more often than any other preventable error. These errors directly impact patient safety. According to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there are approximately one million patients harmed in hospitals across the United States. Studies support barcode scanning medication during medication administration can prevent this type of medication error (Marx, K., Stoudenmire, L.L., & Manasco, K.B., 2013). It is report that barcode medication administration (BCMA) may reduce medication administration errors by 86 percent (Gooder, V., 2012).
Environmental Conditions: In 2008, researchers estimated that potentially preventable adverse drug events kill 7,000 Americans annually and that medication errors that result in harm are the number-one cause of inpatient fatalities. While error rates vary widely among facilities, experts believe at least one medication error occurs per hospital patient every day (Anderson & Townsend, 2010, p. 24). Some of the most common medication errors that occur in the acute healthcare setting is due to the latent conditions. Nurses that reported working in
Preventable medical mistakes cause approximately 200,000 deaths around the United States each year. (1) More than 1,000,000 Americans are negatively impacted by medication errors each year caused by inadvertent mistakes in the prescription filling process. With 4 out of 5 adults taking at least 1 medication daily and 1 out of 4 adults taking 5 or more medications daily nationwide, errors like these cost healthcare industry billions of dollars per year. Health information technology were developed to transform healthcare services, the way they are provided and compensated. Electronic prescribing (e-prescribing) becomes an internal part of that transformation process, which can be confirmed from annual Surescripts’ National Progress Report.
The amount of PTSD related suicides is unbelievable which is represented in the statistics. According to neuroscientists, “Since 2001 over 2.5 million troops have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, many of whom have experienced direct combat and sustained threat estimates of PTSD rates related to these wars range from 8% to over 20%, or 192,000 to 480,000 individuals” (Wangelin, Tuerk 161). This is a shocking percentage to deal with in relation to the last large conflict that produced a large number of PTSD afflicted veterans, which was the Vietnam War at roughly 10% of veterans reporting PTSD related illness. In relation to these statistics, military suicide rates also doubled between 2001 and 2006, with more fatalities attributed to suicide