When I reached some unfamiliar medical terms, I have given up readily. I did not treasure this opportunity and fulfill responsibility of being a medical student. I believe that more complicated and emergency tasks would be happened in the future. Based on this incident, I have learned to try my best to deal with it or seek help from the others. Undoubtedly, as a medical student or professional nurse, we have the responsibility to try our best to deal with all medical related problems which is
This is because the technical aspect involves the giving of diagnosis and it is when missed diagnoses are given that patients are put to harm. The Emergency Department is one which is tasked to give correct and timely diagnoses (Kachalia et al, 2007) and that in the steps taken in the ER such as consultations, admissions and discharge, utmost care should be given so as to avoid malpractice which could lead to lawsuits. Errors in the Emergency Room arise when a doctor gives a wrong diagnosis after misjudgment of symptoms (Tibbles, 2011) and these may be caused by unavailability of timely information, or late access to lab
An interdisciplinary team of nurses, physicians, pharmacists, administrators, quality resource management staff, and if possible Six Sigma black belts participates in the analysis of the medication reconciliation process and its vulnerabilities. The team develops a plan to eliminate errors by following a flow chart to revise and pursue the established goals. In general, communication failures lead to errors in the administration of medications, in the doses or in the method of using a drug. In fact, Six Sigma approach is fundamental for the safety of nursing homes since many medications increase the patients’ risk of
As a pharmacy assistant you must be well versed with the basic medical responses in case of emergency. Learning basic responses to emergencies can help you cope with an emergency. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until an ambulance arrives. This could mean the difference between life and death for them. Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.
Patient safety is an important responsibility of a nurse leader. However the nation’s health care system is prone to errors and can be detrimental to safe patients care as a result of basic system flaws. The society is responsible for ensuring that safe patient care is safely delivered by the nurses. CURRENT STUDIES: Patient safety is the cornerstone of high quality care. Much of the work defining patient safety and practice that prevent harm have focused on negative outcome of care such as modality and morbidity.
And the level of such availability is very similar to ones workload. When nurses are exposed to a great amount of stress and work which is given by their administrators than it causes quality to dissipate. Nurses should be given a greater amount of time to recover from burnout. And these episodes of burnout is caused due to a great amount of stress and work, with tiny amounts of time to rest (Clarke para 36). These periods in which nurses become overworked causes the decline of patient care from these nurses to decline dramatically and increase the probability of increased sickly patients.
She said that one mistake can literally kill a person due to poor communication. According to her, the stress level from her profession is overwhelming when dealing with the demands of patient, family members, insurance companies and regulatory bodies (Chua). To ensure compliance, Dr. Chua explains the use of electronic medical record system which contains check points, so they don’t miss out on collecting significant data from patients and makes it easy for other healthcare workers to access such information. She claims that this system reduces some of the risk involves in handling communication and is being mandated to be implemented nationwide in the healthcare industry. “In healthcare, confirmation and validation of information is crucial in communication and is always the doctor’s top
Service users in hospital are much more prone to infections and diseases as they are already unwell therefore extra precautions are always taken. This includes service providers ensuring that their vaccinations are up to date, working in a
At times, anger takes control of myself and it affects my actions during the situation. However, learning this topic helped me understand the consequences of uncontrolled anger to us and the people around us. In future it will be very beneficial when I practice as a doctor because patience is essential when I face many patients with variety of behaviours and attitude. Besides that, through the chapter Leadership Skills, I have learned the qualities required to lead a group. Effective communication among members is very important in order for the group to reach its aim.
10.1 PURPOSE OF RECORDS This concept was taken from module 10 “Nursing information sub-topic 2”. “Nursing Records and Report”. In the hospital, records are known to be written information relevant to patient’s health care management. Records are what are used in writing down all information about a patient’s health status and treatments administered and the effect of the treatment and the outcome at last. The nurses in the hospital keeps records of their nursing care, the doctor’s document all treatment rendered, the laboratory department also do same for all investigations carried out on patients, the radiology department also do same.