Raising the Awareness of Medication Errors Introduction Medication errors are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, ranked behind heart disease and cancer. 1.3 million people are injured each year because of medication errors (Melissa Conrad Stoppler, 2014). Four out of five adverse events take place in hospitals. An adverse event is “an injury caused directly by medical management rather than the underlying disease or condition of the patient” (Kohn LT, Corrigan JM, Donaldson MS, 2000). Medication errors can take place in hospitals, nursing homes, doctor offices, at home, or while receiving drugs from a pharmacy.
She has noticed no significant voice changes and no other symptoms suggestive of underlying tissue disorder. On examination, she was well looking. The cough today was present throughout the consultation and was a mixture of throat clearing and a dry laryngeal cough. Peripherally there was no clubbing, she was saturating at 99% on room air and her lung fields were clear. Examination of her oropharynx revealed moderate degree tonsillar enlargement, but these were not reddened and she believes they are longstanding.
Laparoscopy offers better visualisation and early recovery. KEY WORDS: LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH, PERFORATED PEPTIC ULCER Introduction: Laparoscopy is an important milestone in the history of surgery. Almost all abdominal surgeries can now be approached laparoscopically. Laparoscopic perforated duodenal ulcer(DU) repair has been shown to be feasible(1) . However, whether its superior to open repair is yet to be established and has not become the standard of care .
About ten months in between May 2008 and April 2009 were not collected because nurses needed time to learn and perfect the use of the BCMA implementation before it was able to use in the experimentation to create a more accurate calculation. Data for both the use of PBMA and BCMA were compared to see if there is really a major difference in time saving while keeping patients safe (Dwibedi et al., 2011). This experiment was conducted in a hospital with 624 staffed beds. Of the 624 beds, 127 were in the ICU. The times spent with patient and medication administration were observed and timed.
Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) surveillance screening in an acute care setting can be done through the use of targeted screening of patients who only meet the predetermined criteria or through the use of universal surveillance of all patients. Although it is necessary and appropriate for patients in ICU to be screened for MRSA due to the high level of care, patients in a non-ICU acute care setting could also benefit from universal surveillance screening as they encounter similar risk of acquiring MRSA infection in the hospital setting. As a nurse for almost eleven years, I have seen the danger and increase of MRSA infection on patients in a healthcare setting. MRSA is a mutated form of bacteria. The bacterium is resistant to many antibiotic therapies, which makes
Then utilizing the results the clinic can drill down to the patients receiving beta-blockers, diabetes (eye & kidney exam) to determine if the correct interventions were being provided by the health care physician and identify gaps in treatment and then ensure the physician receives reminders on preventable measures to close quality care gaps and improve the quality of care provided to patients (Eddy, Pawlson, Schaff, Peskin, Shcheprov, Dziuba & Eng, 2008). I completed a chart audit of over 200 med advantage patient records this week utilizing CPT codes,ICD-9, progress notes, and lab results for HEDIS measures for HgbA1c (9 every 3 months), Diabetic Eye Exams (yearly), Colonoscopy Exam (every 10 years-unless indicated otherwise), Mammograms (yearly after age 50), BP (controlled < 100), and medication adherence (beta blockers, ACE/ARB, cholesterol, diabetic, etc) and my findings would be reported to BCBS, Humana, Clear River, Health Springs and NCQA. The yearly eye diabetic eye exam can detect retinopathy and help ensure early treatment to prevent blindness, control of BP can reduce MI infraction while yearly colonoscopy and mammograms can detect early signs of cancer and HbbA1c can help detect and identify gaps in diabetes
This is really interesting to me because back when I was having my back problem, I had no idea what an osteopathic doctor was. Also, according to the journal, “osteopathic physicians in the United States, unlike allopathic physicians, chiropractors, or physical therapists, can treat low back pain simultaneously using both conventional primary care approaches and complementary spinal manipulation. ….This represents a unique philosophical approach in the treatment of low back pain.”(BMC) This is really interesting to know. This means that they go more in depth on the issue, rather than trying to find other problems. Another interesting point was that they had ways to treat a patient using OMT, which is known as osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Before conducting this research I hypothesized that physicians’ experiences could help improve health policy and health law. My hypothesis was based on the fact that physicians have first-hand experience with what is going on in the healthcare system and are the ones that have to carry out health laws and policies. So, by listening to the experiences of physicians, policymakers could gain insight on what is working, not working and what needs to be improved within the healthcare system. The question that this study focused on was what is the hospitalist experience with New York’s Family Health Care Decisions Act (2010) at the University of Rochester Medical Center? In regard to this Act I wanted to see how using hospitalists’ experiences could be used to improve the Act.
Dr. Patti May, one of Grace Health System’s busy primary care doctors, says the requirements for the lung screenings are relatively new. While not many people get an LDCT scan, the Grace Health System Imaging Center does have the equipment. Both current and former smokers should talk with their doctor if they need to get screened for lung
In the treatment of the nonsurgical group at Hospital 2, the rate breaks were fifteen from 227. When the decision was taken or recorded for treatment surgery at Hospital 1 was compared to the treatment of the nonsurgical group at Hospital 2, there was no significant difference in the score. Women with nonsurgical