Currently, my role as education has enabled me to be apart of several initiatives that impact patient safety within my community and organization, for example, Pressure Injury Prevention, Antibiotic Stewardship and Stroke education and prevention initiative. The organization has established daily safety huddles and staff huddle topics to promote communication between staff and leadership. Contribution to the reduction of hospital-acquired infections are related to cause analysis of identified events. Overall I see a culture change that requires daily commitment on behalf of the whole healthcare
Medical Assistants are there to help patients reach their needs. A medical assistant understands the need for effective communication and applies it in their field of work. They know the importance of knowing how to read the non-verbal messages patients make and respond to the needs they express. These include gestures and facial expressions (Bonewit-West, K. 2009). Knowing effective communications skill help the Medical assistant to observe with close attention to the patient and their needs.
They help a lot in surgeries and taking care of inpatients in the hospital that have to stay. They can always go higher and help people even more. They are good with medical coding, communication, taking vitals and the use of medical apparatus. There are many reasons why medical assistants are so important, but the most important is they
Safety culture is a term often used to describe the way in which safety is managed in the workplace, and often reflects "the attitudes, beliefs, perceptions and values that employees share in relation to safety" (Cox and Cox, 1991). The World Health Organization (WHO) ‘’defines patient safety practices as processes or structures that reduce the probability of adverse events resulting from exposure to the health care system across a range of diseases and procedures’’ (WHO, 2014). Patient Safety Culture is “the product of individual and group values, attitudes,
Dimensions of Quality Any health organization should pursue to make developments in six areas or dimensions of quality. These dimensions require that health care be: (a) Effective - Providing health care that is advocate to an evidence base and results in enhanced health outcomes for individuals and communities, based on need. (b) Efficient - Providing health care in a way which make best use of the resources and avoids waste. (c) Accessible - Delivering health care that is well-timed, geographically practical, and provided in a setting where abilities and assets are appropriate to medical
A Medical Assistant needs to apply communication skills for example: treat all patients with Empathy and Impartially. Serve as liaison between physician and others. Receive, organize, and prioritize and transmit information. A part of all this, a Medical Assistant needs to demonstrate keyboarding skill and knowledgeable on computer, be able to operate business software applications, work within computer operating environments, perform administrative duties, perform clinical duties, apply legal, ethical, and confidential concepts such as use appropriate guidelines when releasing records or important information, follow
A disruption or failure to fulfil an essential responsibility would bring serious consequences “downstream.” There would be a failure of the public’s trust in their government’s ability to protect its citizens. The factors which make the Health Care and Public Health Sector even more vulnerable result from its interactions with so many diverse sectors and stakeholders. Any disruption in these partnerships could lead to the disruption of the provision or continuity of essential services to the
The consequence of wars, the political turmoil in countries or simply a country in debt; these all warrant a need for foreign aid. Although it may seem like the obvious act to do, is it really the right thing to do? It is firstly important to note what is the fundamental characteristic of foreign aid and what it entails, both for a country providing and the country receiving it. The aspect of aid can take many forms, ranging from goods and services or capital from foreign country to country in need. As situations in different countries continue to take new forms, aid can also be provided concerning military, economic means, etc.
First aid is an assistance given to a person suffering a sudden injury or illness, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, and reducing severity of injuries. The application of first aid involves in a wide range of health emergency conditions from life threatening emergency condition like air way blockage and severe bleeding to simple minor injuries which do not need hospitalization (1). First aid is a vital initial step for providing effective and swift action that helps to reduce serious injuries and improve the chance of survival (2). Taking immediate action and applying the appropriate first aid techniques makes a difference for saving lives (2). Today's world is increasingly exposed to injuries which