The wide ranges of medications on the market provided have similar names, packaging and possibly come in more than one dose, thus, pharmacists and nurses have to take special care when giving treatment to wards and patients respectively, since these provide higher incidence of medication error. This is why double checking is very important even though sometimes both parties are restrained with time, workload and interruption. Nurses play a key role in the course of medication administration, and therefore they must be active in the avoidance of medication errors (Aiken et al., 2002, Benjamin 2002, cited by MRAYYAN et al., 2007).Although each and every hospital has policies and protocols these may still be violated due to a number of reasons, including interruption, distraction, disruption and many activities to take care of at the same time whilst administering medication. It is never over-emphasized to promote the importance of the 5 rights. The 5 rights are right drug, dose, patient, route and time of which can be easily neglected due
One of the major reasons that preoperative communication is so important is to support informed consent. The practitioner’s role in this varies between NHS trusts, but in all situations the patient’s right to a choice in their treatment is sacrosanct. All actions carried out on the patient need his or her consent; otherwise the patient could claim to have been assaulted. Patients usually give consent either by implication, for example when a patient agrees to receive a drug. However, some procedures are so dangerous, or the choices for the patient so complex, that it is necessary to record the act of consent.
If I had of looked up and saw the sign before medication administration this whole situation could have been avoided. There are often important things that are all around us in nursing. While it is important to focus on the patient, the surrounding environment can also provide critical clues for proper treatment of the patient. Despite the possible severe consequences of this situation, I think overall it taught me many valuable lessons that I have now incorporated to my nursing practice. I try to ask more questions about the implications of a diagnosis to a specific patient.
Typically, evidence based practice critiques the research findings, quality improvement data and expert opinion to single out the most appropriate approaches of improvement. On the other hand, clinical research uses the existing methods and processes in the search for improvement i.e. it is based on the opinions and tradition and nothing can be done more. Indeed, the core business of the healthcare planners is to always make improvements on quality and efficiency of healthcare services. Thus, engaging in meetings where opinions, researches and other relevant knowledge is shared allows comprehensive learning, effective research and crafting or invention of better approaches to ensure patients and nurses enjoy the services and the health care environment as implied by Munhall (2012) and Torrey et al.
Physician/hospital collaborations, when structured properly, can yield a host of benefits, including improvements in several key areas: economics, quality of care, operating performance, resource consumption and physician retention and leadership. The hospitals will have to evaluate physician competency level, even when under contract. The reason being is because hospitals are held accountable regardless, but if they had a more reliable staff it could reduce lawsuits. Physicians rely on hospitals for the use of their facilities and also to gain income. To have financial security is a motivation alone for physicians that work in the
Work satisfaction was primarily derived from their clinical work, but also from fostering a happy team and from teaching. What is the purpose of this study? The aim of this project is to improve our understanding of how healthcare managers handle the demands and challenges, the motivations and rewards, of a changing service. We know very little about the work experience and attitudes of healthcare managers, but when things go wrong, this group often takes the blame. We will explore the impact managers have on the quality and outcomes of patient care, and we also want to find out how changes to working practices are managed after serious or ‘extreme’ incidents.
Quality indicators at the macro level often look at an overall rate or incidence, while the micro or unit level reflect the processes associated with the overall indicator. A macro level quality indicator in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings is falls. Preventing falls is complex and multi-faceted, with evidence for fall prevention becoming plentiful and overwhelming. Yet, organizations have been challenged to eliminate this costly event. Monitoring of this complex quality indicator is best accomplished through a process of establishing a guideline for your defined healthcare setting that has an evidence base to which the staff will be held accountable.
Philosophy of Nursing In regards to my own individual values, working at the institution of Lawrence General Hospital has aided in my beliefs and values. This is because the hospital has a similar set of ideas as myself. Quality care is huge, especially within a healthcare setting, everyone should try to attain their best work in order to promote the absolute best possible patient outcomes. Patient complications would increase dramatically and cause other potential patient health related problems if quality care was not implemented in nursing practice. Integrity is necessary to build a positive patient and health care provider relationship.
These safety systems are designed to prevent harm to clients, healthcare professionals, and volunteers. First, the organization understands the importance of establishing a non-punitive environment where all patients can report accidents and errors made by the staff. In particular, the development of an effective communication system is fundamental towards promoting a sustainable culture of patient safety. Sharp, Palmore, and Grady (2014) inform that the risk of HAI is as high as 10% in some healthcare settings because they lack effective communication systems for patients to report their problems. The healthcare institution currently runs an anonymous reporting system where patients can share their problems on the treatment of health professionals, equipment, and facilities within the healthcare setting.
Medication errors have a huge impact on health care system, patients and payers alike. It compromises the confidence of patients on health care system. Incidents and mistakes that occur during the period of administering medication goes on to be a big safety issue for patients in health institutions and hospitals globally. Interruptions to the administering of medication process have been noted as a major influence on medication error. Research reveals that some interruptions cannot be avoided; hence, to reduce errors, it is important to recognize how undergraduate nurses or health practitioners learn to control interruptions to how medication is administered to patients.
Communication is an essential piece of caring for patients. Multiple team members will collaborate when providing patient care. It is crucial that critical information is included in the numerous hand-offs that will occur. A lack of communication will definitely put the patient at an increased risk for errors and threaten patient safety. It is essential to include all members of the team.
All vulnerable groups and individuals should receive specifically considered protection. 24. Every precaution must be taken to protect the privacy of research subjects and the confidentiality of their personal information. 26. In medical research involving human subjects capable of giving informed consent, each potential subject must be adequately informed of the aims, methods, sources of funding, any possible conflicts of
Some physicians prefer to have all laboratory tests performed by a reference laboratory, this would mean a laboratory that is owned and operated by an organization outside the practice. Medical Assistant must know common laboratory equipment, safety in the laboratory, steps to prevent accidents. The impact of CLIA’88 is the quality assurance, quality control procedures, and record keeping, the role of laboratory testing in patient care were to be analysis of blood, urine, and other body fluids such as identifying diseases or other problems, confirm or contradict initial diagnosis, determine and monitor dosage of a medication. Kinds of laboratories Reference laboratory, outside the practice, Technological resources, Frees staff for patient care
For instance, there needs to be proof that the patient has a terminal disease as well as all of the correct paperwork that needs to be received by the government as well as multiple medical offices and second opinion doctors. The physician does have a lot of liability, but the physician can not perform this procedure without consent, so this situation is highly
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.