This information is used to appropriately implement prevention and treatment for patients. The second outcome integrates analysis of information gathered by healthcare personnel to identify trends and inconsistencies within the healthcare population. Through this the origin of problems can be ascertained, and preventive measures can be instituted. Subsequently prevention will decrease incidences and ultimately the cost to
I learned from experience when I was doing community hours at the Kiwanis Thrift Store a few years back. Even though the Kiwanis’s store and staff were small, the staff have to do tremendous daily work. People donate their no longer used items to the store like furniture, clothes, appliances, kitchenware etc. These donations are classified as raw materials considering it’s the only way that it can gain its inventory. Although these donations are the only way that the store gains its inventory, doesn’t mean it’s the only input the store offers.
Introduction: The glass castle by Jeannette Walls is the book I chose to read for our summer reading assignment. The glass castle is about 3, eventually 4 kids who have always been told to chase their dreams no matter what happens or where it takes them. The parents which consists of a selfish mom who does stuff to benefit her own needs and a dad who’s a drunk, live by this quote and unfortunately chasing their dream leads them to live their life in poverty, filled with lies, misery, and struggle but with a little hard work, and perseverance the walls children flourish. Summary: The story starts off with little Jeannette walls at the age of three making herself a hotdog.
Overall, incomplete documentation and delinquent medical records cause inaccurate reimbursement and results in inaccurate gross revenue to the hospital. It can have a negative impact on the hospital budgeting and financial planning process for the hospital. It is for this purpose that every healthcare institution should be purposeful on reviewing the accuracy and completeness in clinical documentation, no matter the cost. Even though, for most physicians, most of their time is focused on the actual care of the patient and there is little to no time to devote to extensive documentation, it is imperative to understand patient care includes both the one-to-one attention and the documentation of said treatment.
Hate List is written by Jennifer Brown. The book starts out in the present and talks about the main character, Valerie, and her journey back to school on the first day of school. Valerie had taken time off from school at the end of the previous year due to a terrible circumstance, then she took time off during summer break. Now that summer break is over, her parents and her therapist are forcing her to go back to school. The event that happened at the end of the last school year still haunts her though.
Communication in the operating room is very important. If surgeons and nurses are not communicating effectively it can directly affect the quality of patient care and safety. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) issued a report, To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, which estimated the fifth leading cause of death in hospitals in the United States was due to health care errors (Mason, Gardner, Outlaw, Freida, 2016). To help reduce these errors, effective communication needs to be exercised throughout health care.
In the book Hate List by Jennifer Brown, Valerie Leftman is left behind to pick up the pieces after tragedy strikes her own school when her boyfriend Nick opens fire on their school before killing himself. The students at Garvin High struggle to come to terms with the pain and fear that now exists throughout the layers of everything they do. Watching Valerie and her peers has led to an exploration of the acceptance that is needed for the community to fully heal. Throughout the book, it becomes clear that in order for healing to occur all different types of victims must be recognized. There are three main types of victims in Hate List.
Evidence and Evaluation in Bedside Reporting Bedside reporting assist nurses with a chance to improve patient safety and increase patient collaboration in the arrangement of care. There is also less care correlated to inaccurate or deficiency of information because the report process includes actual patient apparition. Increased staff approval with bedside reporting supports teamwork and supports accountability. By associating bedside reporting there is an optimistic impact on the patient and their relatives.
Recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding medication safety is important when administering medications. Understanding which medications are high-risk ones, being familiar with the medications being given, remembering the five most important rights when administering medications, communicating clearly, developing checking habits, and reporting the medication errors will lead to safe outcomes for the residents. However, errors do occur from a lack of experience, rushing, distractions, fatigue, doing too many things at once, not double checking, poor communication, and lack of team work. It is not only the staff that commit errors, but also the work environment that contributes to the medication error. Two examples are poor reporting systems
A Lesson Before Dying 1. A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines, 1993, 256 pages 2. A Lesson Before Dying is set in a small Cajun community in the late 1940s. The story started in a courtroom where a black man named Jefferson was being prosecuted for assisting in a robbery in which a white man was killed. Jefferson was judged by white men and was referred to as a hog throughout the court session.
If so, how would your patient care change? ` The performing of a higher quality in the treatment of Rashid Ahmed’s case will require the presence of less errors. As priority, I will wash my hand as soon enter the patient room and put gloves while measuring the patient output. In addition, I will assess the IV site for any redness, swelling, infiltration or drainage before the medication administration. The performance of all this nursing skill will prevent patient complications such as hospital-acquired infections.
This includes scheduled tasks, timetables, measures and checklists. Employees assess themselves by setting objectives in Activity Plans, Personal Development Plans and recording outcomes in Learning Logs. These continue to measure their improvement in performance after training. Activity Plans need to have SMART objectives: • Specific – describes exactly what needs doing • Measurable – has a target that can be measured against • Achievable – is possible within the trainee’s current role, skills and experience • Realistic – is achievable within the time and resources available • Time-framed – has a clear deadline.
An example includes respecting the decision when a patient refused to take lactulose because it made him have frequent bowel movements. In EPIC, we would chart patient refused the medicine resulting in providing patient-centered care. For quality improvement, the unit has data on how many infections have occurred with central lines and utilize benchmarks and evidence-based practice guidelines to prevent infections. For instance, I had to perform proper hand washing and scrub the hub for at least 30 seconds with alcohol pads to prevent infections in patients who have intravenous lines.
"Uncle Tom 's Cabin" was abolitionist propaganda, but it was also a brilliant novel that intertwined the stories of a host of memorable characters: the long-suffering slave Uncle Tom, the sadistic overseer Simon Legree, the defiant fugitive George Harris, the antic slave girl Topsy, the conscience-stricken slave owner Augustine St. Clare, and a teeming cast of abolitionists, Southerners and African-Americans. By presenting an array of emotive story lines—e.g., the bonding of Uncle Tom with St. Clare 's saintly daughter Eva, Tom 's fatal persecution at a Louisiana plantation, and the dramatic flight of the Harris family to freedom in the North—the author Harriet Beecher Stowe rendered American slavery as a soul-destroying system of grinding injustice and, for the first time in American literature, depicted slaves as complex, heroic and emotionally nuanced individuals. Did you like it? Why or why not?