Nurses must be trained to combat both of these problems simultaneously. Intermittent catheterization, allowing the patient to be involved in the insertion and removal of a catheter, and educating patients on the use of indwelling catheters can increase human dignity and decrease catheter associated urinary tract infections. Intermittent catheterization is when a catheter is inserted to drain the bladder and is immediately taken out once the bladder is emptied. The use of intermittent catheterization over indwelling catheterization can increase human dignity, especially in home settings, by allowing patients to have more independence in their self-care (Woodward, Steggal, & Tinhunu, 2013). Indwelling catheters contain drainage systems that can be embarrassing and inconvenient for patient’s.
(Claffey, 2018) The best way to reduce the risk of medication errors is to enquire about which orders wouldn't be appropriate to give to the patient based on their condition. (Claffey, 2018) In addition to successfully completing a physical assessment on the patient, the practitioner must also view the patient holistically, and always report near-miss medication errors. (Claffey, 2018) Given that nurses are the ones administering the medication, they should be able to justify as to why the patient is receiving the drug and if it is safe for the patient to be given that specific dosage. (Claffey, 2018) As technology evolves, having an electronic entry for medication may perhaps help reduce the risk of many errors in a busy environment. (Claffey,
(Fein man, M. 2011) According to the American Nurses Association, a nurse “promotes, advocates for, and strives to protect the health, safety, and rights of the patient. Negligence of the patient cause direct effect on patient mental health. The proper care of the patient is very important for treatment. Therefore staff should provide care to the patient, so patient not attempt suicide or harm himself. (American, N.A,
This could result in malpractice or lack of care standards on the part of the case manager. The case manager needs to talk to the physicians to ensure they are clearly communicating their patients' condition and that they are on board with the plan care all way to the discharge plan. (Hogue & Prudhomme, 2012) Another point is documentation on a patient. There is a saying in the medical field if you didn’t document it didn’t happen, make sure as a case manager, everything you do is fully documented in the patient record. Develop habits that are good, you always want to document on a client when everything is fresh.
The understanding of nursing sensitive indicators are measures that focus on increasing quality and safety in patient care. Understanding nursing sensitive indicators can help the nurse can identify the issues in the scenario. One important nursing sensitive indicator is complication from pressure ulcers, restraint prevalence, and patient satisfaction. It was evident that Mr. J has the beginning of a pressure ulcer. In the scenario Mr. J had what can be perceived as a stage 1 pressure ulcer, he has redness over a bony prominence (Hughes, 2008) the use of a Braden scale for skin assessment should have been implemented.
Medication administration is one of the highest risks in health care. The problem with medication administration is that is is very easy to have medication errors occur. It is the role of the nurse to promote health, prevent illness, and achieve optimal recovery by administering medications; and it is this process that can also cause injuries and death to these patients from errors that could have been prevented. Medication errors occur at points of transition in care: admission to the hospital, transfer from department to another, and at discharge home or to another facility (Taylor, Lillis, & LeMone, 2015). While it may be difficult to completely eliminate medication errors, we can examine what causes these errors to occur and find solutions
As a nursing student, I need to ensure I am performing my tasks, including perineal care, to the highest standard, and addressing areas of concern that I observe during my shifts. As mentioned by Marshall & Bailey (2008), incontinence can greatly impact the quality of life of a patient, as well as increases their risk of potential perineal skin breakdown. Improper perineal care following incontinence can lead to painful skin irritation, UTIs, and pressure sores. Frequent monitoring, and management of incontinence are the first steps in appropriate management. Seeing as I was diligent in observing and reporting the incident of improper perineal care, I was able to follow these crucial first steps in preventing a potential UTI in this geriatric patient.
Without caution, it can be easy for nurses to make numerous amounts of errors when performing medication administration. These errors can potentially be deadly, or cost the hospital a lot of money. It is always important for any nurse administering medicine to abide by the six rights of medication administration. When nurses are working with medications the nurse needs to be focused on the task at hand. It is ultimately up to the nurse to provide their patient with the highest standard of quality
Safeguards are in place in all hospitals in the U.S.. Their function is to prevent such medical mistakes. If protocols had been followed, this death most certainly could have been prevented. Standard checklists and protocols should have been in place to alert even inexperienced staff of the complications that can occur postoperatively. “These checklists would include evidence-based risk factors that could lead to adverse events such as sepsis, pneumonia, and bleeding in the upper gastrointestinal tract” (Henneman et al., 2012, p 14). If these checklists were in place, the nurses should have easily recognized the onset of sepsis and other potential problems that patient might encounter after surgery.
Compassion in nursing can also be demonstrated by the function of the heart in the human anatomy. The heart provides blood to all organs of the body without limit and it supplies blood fairly. The Nursing & Midwifery Council defines compassion as this assignment will be looking at the importance of compassion within mental health nursing and why compassion is at the heart of nursing and how it should be offered to patients and their families despite their background or differences. Looking at some real life scenarios within the health care environment, this assignment will demonstrate how failure of compassion can affect the care given to mental ill patients. Compassion is described by This essay’s purpose is to demonstrating the understanding
Points of care solutions are medical diagnostic testing or documentation done at the patient 's bedside. At my work we us point of care documentation, meaning that the nurses do their documentation in the patient 's room. Research shows that point of care solutions “reduces inefficiencies, decreases the probability of errors, promotes information transfer, and encourages the nurse to be at the bedside” (Duffy&Kharasch, 2010). However, point of care services has been reported by patients to make them feel alienated for their care providers because the nurse 's attention is on their charting and not the patient (Duffy&Kharasch, 2010). This has the potential to “compromise the nurse-patient interaction” (Duffy&Kharasch, 2010).
Patient safety is one of the key determinants in providing quality healthcare. “The goal of preventing medication errors in pediatric care is to protect the safety of patients” (Caple, 2015). A medication error (ME) is defined as “any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in control of the health care professional, patient, or consumer” (Schub, Patient safety: Medication errors and improving medication safety for pediatric patients, 2015). They are the most prevalent medical error, posing a risk for all patients, but pediatric patients are more likely to experience them (Schub, Patient safety: Medication errors and improving medication safety for pediatric patients,
They also have hospitalization rates similar to those of patients with systolic heart failure. These observations emphasize diastolic heart failure as an important contributor to morbidity, mortality, and health care costs, and highlight the need for further research and clinical trials examining this condition. (Chatterjee 572). Differentiating between systolic and diastolic dysfunction is essential because their long-term treatments are. The treatments of choice in patients with systolic dysfunction are ACE inhibitors, digoxin, diuretics and beta blockers.