Patient Safety in Obstetrics and Gynecology ABSTRACT: Since publication of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System, emphasis on patient safety has steadily increased. Obstetrician–gynecologists should continuously incorporate elements of patient safety into their practices and also encourage others to use these practices. ______________________________________ The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is committed to improving quality and safety in women's health care. The Institute of Medicine report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System, notes that errors in health care are a significant cause of death and injury (1). Despite disagreements over the actual numbers cited, all health care professionals agree that patient safety is extremely important and should be addressed by the overall health care system.
Fisher uses evidence from history to further support her claim: “The lesson from history teaches this: If you believe you are safe, you are at risk.” By stating an idea from the past, she can show the audience that her claim is relevant and accurate in the present tense. The reference to history shows her audience that the idea actually occurred. She also uses the fact that she lives with HIV: “I am a female and contracted this disease in marriage”(Fisher). By saying this, she proves that she has an inside look on what it feels like to live with disease. She seems credible because she has a glimpse into the disease through personal experience.
How do you believe your current or a past organization follows or strays from Sinek’s approach to why, how, and what? “We are a distinguished leader and innovator in the education and development of the next generation of physicians, scientists, pharmacists and health professionals; we discover and translate new knowledge in the biomedical and health sciences; we provide cutting-edge, collaborative patient care of the highest quality; and we improve the health of the communities we serve.” MCW In my opinion MCW follows Sinek’s approach to why, how, and what. The mission statement reveals why the organization exists—to educate and development the next generation of healthcare professionals by translating new knowledge to improve
For Medicaid patients, the care continuum stretches to the primary care provider to provide care at a lower cost. The integrated delivery system (IDS) develops a clinical integration Network according to Health Research & Educational Trust and Kaufman, Hall & Associates, Inc., “aimed to improve quality, enhance access, lower costs, achieve clear first-mover advantage, improve stakeholder (physician and patient) satisfaction and improve its performance in a value-based reimbursement environment” (p20, 2012). Therefore, the ACOs are increasing
NYU Press. Retrieved from http://0-www.jstor.org.library.acaweb.org/stable/j.ctt9qfpqg.9 Taller dedicates a chapter of her book to international medical philanthropic organizations, including Doctors Without Borders. She delves into how these organizations fix, treat, and cure individuals around the world. Within her discussion she mentions the reliance these organizations have on western governments and the trafficking of biomedical interventions. One explain Taller looks at in detail is that of HIV/AIDS in
Framework for Praxis The author is pursuing the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC) course. In order for nurses to be able to assess and manage their patients, they should be able to effectively synthesize knowledge (Higgs, Burn, & Jones, 2011). This paper aims to provide a succinct discussion of the ideological, theoretical, and ethical framework that influences the author’s praxis. Furthermore, this paper will discuss how the author’s philosophical viewpoint and theoretical framework affect how she views her phenomenon of interest on newborn screening for critical congenital heart defects (CCHD). Lastly, this paper will present the author’s graphic model of her praxis framework.
Collaboration which is a part of Interprofessional practice is powerful in a way that it achieves satisfactory health outcomes. Interprofessional practice was developed in the 1960’s, and health care professionals would study Interprofessional education before they could practice. Interprofessional education would include workshops as well as simulations, presentations, teaching and interaction with patients. Interprofessional education would prepare students so they can have the necessary skills to practice as a health care team to provide satisfactory service for the client. According to Richard, Anna & Fran (2014) they state that, “The emphasis on IPE in health care is a result of growing evidence of the benefits of IPP in health care service provision.” (Richard, Anna & Fran, 2014, p41), therefore together IPP and IPE result in a great health care for
Body A. First Point Improve health of babies 1. It starts during pregnancy and they promote newborn screening and education to medical professionals as well as women and the public about the best way to practice for a healthy safe pregnancy. 2. Research, therapy, and campaigns B.
3.1 – Assess health and wellbeing priorities in health and social care settings The UKs Health and Wellbeing Directorate mission is to save lives, promote wellbeing and creates environments where individuals, families, and communities can feel informed, empowered, healthier and happier. They take an integrated approach to promoting health and wellbeing. Working with a range of partners to develop and implement robust, effective health programmes and to address the social factors that affect people’s health. The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has delivered a significant shift in the way that local health services are designed. Primary Care Trusts have been replaced by GP-led organisations called Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) which are responsible for deciding which local health services should be funded.
According to the AARP article on the future of nursing; transforming health care, Susan Reinhard and Susan Hassmiller, wrote that for both now and future needs, registered professional nurses and other health professionals must be allowed to practice to the full level of their education and training. They suggested that advanced practice registered professional nurses (APRNs); such as nurse practitioners and midwives can be used to use to solve issues of primary care shortage so that the physicians may be free to take care of more complex medical issues that requires higher medical expertise. Another report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development working paper in 2010, says that many countries are reviewing better ways to improve the health delivery system by reviewing the roles of nurses and other health care professionals. According to the conclusion of that report, developing new and more advanced roles for nurses might improve access to care and may even cut down cost. (AARP
I have learned that I will do the two years residency program in infectious disease. I like to work with doctors and I can use my clinical knowledge to help patient in their need. I will make sure that patient receives the higher positive health outcome from their
It has exposed me to how things such as race, social class, income, access to resources, environment, and many other things has an outstanding impact on the quality and quantity of health care they receive. Through this program I hope to learn the fundamentals of community based research, how to advocate for health policy, a most importantly how to educate communities on health. I believe that is the most rewarding thing I can get out of this program. Having the ability, the power, to change someone’s life, by just giving him or her basic health care knowledge is so empowering. Knowing that I changed that life, that because of me hopefully their health will better instead of worsen.
For my nursing experience, I have worked in research and specialist hospital in day medical unit. This unit receiving many of cancer patients to provide them routine chemotherapy doses. My focus was arranging their appointments and educating them how to adapt with routine chemotherapy and cancer disease environment. However, Roy, Callista adaptation theory is a grand theory that focuses on promoting adaptation for individuals and groups and responding positively to particular environment changes. Roy believed that "the goal of nursing is to improve adaptive for particular person" through using four adaptive mode (Physiologic needs, Self-concept, Role function, Interdependence) and specific information about the person.
The National Institute of Nursing Research The National Institute of Nursing conducts research to improve the health and well being of the population at large as they incorporate both clinical and research training on health and illness across all ages to prevent diseases, while they manage and improve the care of each individual. The goal of the research facility is to apply new technologies to promote health while developing scientist of the future ("National Institute of Nursing Research," 2011). There are three current methodologies to research; quantitative, qualitative, and outcome research. Examining all three closely reveals a complex distinction in methods of research. The quantitative method focuses on the formal, objective process
West Pharmaceutical Services peaks my interest as they do work in the form research and development of medicine delivery systems. They have had years to refine the company from its start in 1923 as it has transitioned from research lab packing penicillin to groundbreaking biomedical product production and testing. I am interested in this company as the various research done at their facilities can supplement my knowledge on the working of various devices within the biomedical industry. Moreover, the company is large enough to allow for personal growth within the company to a high extent as I may grow as a biomedical engineer. I would like to contribute to West’s reliability in creating high-quality and technologically advanced containment and delivery solutions.