Over 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from hospital acquired infections. Studies show that at least 50% of medical equipment in developing countries is unusable or only partly usable due to lack of knowledge on how to use. As a result, substandard diagnosis or treatment is meted out to patients and may result in serious injury or death. Every year, unsafe injections cause 1.3 million deaths, primarily due to transmission of blood-borne pathogens such as hepatitis B, C virus and HIV. Problems associated with surgical safety in developed countries account for half adverse events that result in death or disability.
ALS is a incurable disease that affects millions of people every year. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a part of rare neurological diseases in other words it is part of a group that attacks the motor neurons. It's not only the deadliest of the diseases but also the most common. Most victims live three to five years after being diagnosed with this deadly disease. About 15,000-20,000 Americans currently are affected by ALS.
It is also known that there will be some unwelcome side effects while receiving the treatment like hair loss. The oncology nurse role is to help the patient and significant others to cope up with their difficulty facing up to hair loss, by educating the affected individuals, utilising the equipment available in the trust to prevent CIA which is cost-effective and to refer them to the other members of the multidisciplinary team to get more support. The aim of this is to improve the experience of the cancer patient with CIA. Ovarian cancer is the second most common gynaecological cancer
Living after cancer treatment is not free of complications as there are acute and chronic side effects of treatment that requires constant monitoring and attention, and this information spurred me to shift my focus from palliative to survivorship care. The knowledge that I have attained now and my background in patient navigation will help me as a future oncology nurse practitioner, to manage the complex needs of cancer survivorship. I will be able to support my patient’s transition into their new way of life as effective transition management can translate into less hospitalization, lower health care cost and less physical, emotional, spiritual, social and financial stress to patients and their support system. Hope comes in many forms other than with the cure, it comes with control, relief, comfort; to a dying patient, it could mean living another day with their loved ones and
Healthcare Associated Infections Healthcare-associated infections affect a large proportion of the population due to technological, staffing, and organizational challenges that undermine the quality of care for citizens. According to Lorden et al. (2017), over 3.5 million of all hospital admissions in 2010 were preventable. Most of them are linked to hospital associated infections (HAIs) obtained from healthcare settings. In particular, catheter associated infections of the urinary tract are the leading causes of morbidity as patients receive treatment for different kidney conditions.
In the world of palliative care, nurses have the responsibility to provide conform and care to all the patients. In this regard, constipation and obstruction are not limitations to the nurse’s will to provide treatments. However, based on the patient’s poor intake of fluid and fiber, constipation can develop and contribute to worsening complications such as bowel obstruction, fecal impaction, diverticulosis, or even colon cancer. Dr. Mercola in his article, “Constipation Emergencies on the Rise,” argues that constipation has also been shown to increase the risk of colon cancer and has been implicated in diverticulosis and appendicitis (2015). Supported by the article, constipation without treatments can lead to massive consequences.
Overview According to the Food and Drug Administration, medication error is a failure in the treatment process that occurs very often and posts a threat to patients. It is clearly frequent and is often avoidable but puts risk to patients. As stated in a report of the Institute of Medicine, there is a 1.5 million cases of occurrence of medication error in the United States every year (Westbrook, J.I., Woods, A., Rob, M.I., Dunsmuir, W.T., Day, R.O. (2010). ).
Vital healthcare fraud and abuse guidelines and measures include defining access and authorization controls, as well as separating duties to reduce opportunities for fraud to occur (Colling, T 2011). • Employ honest people: make sure background checks are performed on all staff members. It’s always a plus to verify information provided such as education, employment, and criminal
Clinically, physician-scientists have quick/efficient thinking skills that will allow them to partake in new treatments and/or on-the-spot ideas that could help the patient more than regular current day procedures. When analyzing/reviewing research, the physician-scientist will have experience with clinical symptoms and the emotional response of patients which allows for the potential movement of new discoveries to the bed-side. Overall, physician-scientists take their skills from "bench side to bed side" allowing for a smooth transition of new innovations to the clinic but also, play important roles in communicating new medical research to the general public. Therefore, they act as important "middlemen" that are knowledgeable about the healthcare needs/problems of society and how scientific research can solve them. This allows for the physician scientist to, directly and indirectly, serve a vast number of people, more than the reach of a single physician ever
Therefore, I set goals and objectives that guide my activities. By the time I complete the Wellness and Alternative Medicine program, I want to acquire adequate knowledge and proficiency to deal with chronic and acute conditions comprehensively. I realized that most of the people with chronic conditions succumb to their diseases because of misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. As such I look forward to helping such patients get optimal solutions to their problems. Establishing broad personal and professional networks is another objective that I should achieve by the end of this program.