I understand that specific ailments might deem impossible to treat hence calling for a family consultation. Importantly, families tend to welcome discussions so that possible ways of ending pain such as mercy killing can take effect. However, regulations laid to safeguards ethics in a nursing arena remain straight to the point that all patients should be treated following stipulates of the healthcare institution. In simple terms, in gaining a clear understanding of wrongness and
This system would alert the nurse if the is any mismatching such as patient’s identity, dose or route of the medication. BCMA had also shown a remarkable reduced in medication errors by ensuring the five rights of the medication administration is done by the system (Mongan, et. al. 2008). BCMA is one of the news technologies in improving patients’ safety.
Hence contingency theory cannot be overlooked in our profession. As charge nurses in the hospital, we are answerable to the supervisors directly and the supervisors are answerable to the matron directly. The matron is answerable to the hospital management. There are times when the junior nurses might make a mistake and as a charge nurse you can correct the person in love and teach the person the right thing to do. In other times, the junior nurse might decide to come late without informing anybody and when she does arrive, do not show any sign of remorse as to her late coming.
Likewise in healthcare, oncoming staff generally does initiate not patient care delivery until a hand off process occurs. “Communication failures are increasingly being implicated as important latent factors influencing patient safety in hospitals.”(Sutcliffe, 2004, p. 187) Parker (1996) reports, “the nurses handing over had direct knowledge of the patient and were able to convey idiosyncratic and personal knowledge of the patient. This is a crucial element in professional nursing practice. The nurse can report on clinical judgments and can be held accountable for the judgments made” (Parker, 1996, p. 25) Critical evaluation of nursing actions can be evaluated and considered to be either continued or discontinued based on the rationales for the action and the patient outcome. In 2005, the Australian Council for Safety and Quality in Healthcare published a literature review of clinical handover and patient safety.
Prevention of these errors is one of the main goals in the healthcare field. By looking at what causes these errors, we can start looking at ways to prevent these errors to improve medication safety and patient outcomes. One of the first topics that a nurse learns about when learning to prepare and administer medications to patients is the "Rights of Medication." These "Rights of Medication", or safety checks, have been changed and updated as needed to further prevent medication errors but are seen as a base to the prevention of medication errors. The main six safety checks , include checking to see if the medication order is for the right time, right route, right amount/dose, right medication, right patient.
With well equip with information about patient’s medication record and will greatly reduce the risk of jeopardising my patient’s health condition. But with me standing firm on my opinion in reviewing patient’s record might leave the nurse with anger and frustration at the same time may want to get even in the forthcoming situation as the nurse might interpret as disrespecting her (Marquis & Huston, 2015). According to Singapore Nursing Board, I am abiding by their ‘Standards of Practice for Nurses and Midwives’. In Standard 1, Professional and Competent Practice, we nurses have to be professional and responsible for our action. In point 3 stated that we have to record and keep documentation that is clear, up-to-date, accurate and reflective of observations and decisions (Singapore Nursing Board, 2011).
Nurses administer care for ill and injured patients; however, to deliver the proper care professionally nurses use health psychology to diagnose patients. Health psychology is to understand “the importance of psychological influences on health, illness, and how people respond when they become ill” (Spielman 492). Every once and a while, people will come into the hospital thinking there is something wrong with them, but actually there is nothing wrong with them and they are as healthy as a horse. The mind is a vital role of knowing if you are sick or not, and people trick themselves into thinking they are ill. Nurses use health psychology to look at all the factors like “stress, hostility, and depression” (Radwan
The 6cs are used in many different health professions such as, nursing, midwifery etc. within my placement, I went to a child protection conference and I feel that the 6c’s will best be used for this because, simply put, the different health professions were not focusing on helping the children. I will expand more on this further within the document. All the 6cs are all equally important and crucial to be able for health professionals to provide person centered care, and they use the 6cs to ensure that the care provided, is the best that nurses can provide. I personally feel that bringing out the 6cs, showed that some health professionals are not doing their job, and the 6cs should be second nature to them.
The “No Pass Zone” means that if a nurse, nurse assistant, or health care staff see a call light going off they cannot ignore it and must see what the patient needs. However, if the care staff is unable to fulfill this request on their own they must alert the appropriate staff. The impact this goal had on patient outcomes was that it improved patient satisfaction and was even showing a reduction in patient falls. Often, most patients calls are for beeping IV pumps or needing to use the restroom. In addition, patient satisfaction surveys are another example of quality improvement.
Helping to identify and find solution to it will bring quick recovery and early discharge from hospital. Critical Evaluation Personal-Social and Spiritual Assessment As nurses, we should give listening ears to our clients and should not be in a hurry when attending to them. Most clients are willing to pour out their minds if only we care to