Hence, in this way, people were got used to with these hand hygiene markers. Hence, it is recommended for different healthcare facilities to give awareness to their healthcare administrators and health infection nurses to use hand hygiene markers in order to avoid nosocomial infection. This aspect will deteriorate the mortality and morbidity rate as well from the healthcare and among the patients since majority of the diseases are contagious and are travelled from either physicians or nurses to patients. This effect leads to more diseases among patients, nurses, administrators, and physicians as well. This aspect controls the committee and supply chain of the healthcare facility and hospitals to keep a watch on the health acquired infection.
Importance of patient education Patient education (PE) describes a variety of methods to inform the health care consumer (1). Most commonly these methods are used by doctors and nurses to educate patients during hospitalization and shortly before releasing the patient from the hospital. This is especially valuable as patient education is often to be seen as part of the treatment plan and studies suggest that it increases patient compliance and therefore lowers readmittance to the hospital (2, 3). The educational instructions include not only the basic information about the disease, but furthermore what is to be expected after the release, when to seek medical advice and how to conduct proper self-care (3). Patient education might especially
A cystocele is often associated with conditions such as stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. These often prevent women from leading active and productive lives. Thus it is important to treat them effectively and restore a high quality of life to the sufferers. Conservative management If the cystocele is of a mild grade and does not produce any troublesome symptoms, many doctors may opt for a watchful approach without any active intervention. During this time, some steps may help to prevent deterioration of the prolapse and may, in fact, alleviate the symptoms.
It solves increasing shortages of nurses, to reduce distances and save travel time, and also keep patients out of hospital. Nurses are able to have job satisfaction. It provides access to remotely monitor and manage patient. Through telehealth nurses are able to case manage patients with chronic illnesses, counsel and coordinate care. Nurses are able to transmit data for clinicians to interpret so medical interventions can be applied.
Making a decision to use the restrains is not straightforward or easy for nurses. It is need daily legal and ethical decision making. Sometimes, using restrains has so many advantages and disadvantages that put the health care providers to decide what is right and what is wrong. In respect to the restrains dilemma, using restrains can be effective in controlling the patient’s behavior and violent. According to the ethical theories, using restrains is acceptable
Language differences also affect the nature of nurse-patient communication. In instances where the nurse and patient do not share the same language, a translator may be required. Besides, age differences between the patient and the nurse may affect effective communication (Jahromi & Ramezanli, 2014). Nurse find easy to communicate with elderly patients compared to the young ones since young people may have a sense of insecurity and vulnerability when sick; hence they may tend to act
They include deterioration of health status of the individual, increased financial expenses (as there is possibility of longer stay in the hospital) and development of medical complications. Severe outcomes can be result to medication errors including disability, paralysis and death. These errors may also have impact on the family members of the victim as they know that the danger facing the victim could have been avoided if the care givers could have been more careful. These errors can be prevented by careful changes in operational systems in the hospital. Hospital managers can harmonize their systems and summon their workers to be more careful when handling the patients.
The public health nurse must assess the individual and provide appropriate care such as incontinence wear or catheter care. Bowel dysfunction may occur in the form of constipation or bowel frequency. Personal hygiene needs must be promoted. The public health nurse may need to liaise with the health care workers or the individual’s main carer. A referral to dietician may be beneficial to discuss high fibre diet and fluid intake.
For example, when patient asks for a favour to be showered despite odd timings or during busy hours, nurses have to obey their needs and meet their expectations. Therefore, patients will gradually feel that they are well taken care of during their stay in the hospital. Without good communication, there will not be a good healthcare service. The Importance of Good Communication between Patient and Health Professional, Journal of Paediatric Haematology and Oncology (2011), wrote that “Communication is the most important component of our work with patients. It is the cornerstone of our interaction with people.
The more information they can gather, the more the patient may be able to move. In order to avoid illogical thinking, everyone who is involved with the movement of this patient needs to realize a lot of good can happen from moving the patient in other ways than just in his wheelchair. Having the patient get up and walk can help with other aspects of his health. Knowing this information can help avoid illogical thinking. In order to avoid erroneous assumptions, the patient and the nurses need to ask each other questions and clarify on what is expected to happen.
In my facility, the safety of our patients is our top priority. We use a set of interventions using clinical indications to ensure the safety of patients with indwelling catheters. These indications are strict intake and output (I&O), patients monitored for acute renal insufficiency or failure, sedated patients with critical illness, and neurological patients monitored for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) or diabetes insipidus. Patients suffering from acute urinary retention, or bladder outlet obstruction with the inability to void, as well as select surgical patients, are also indicated. Indwelling catheters are also used in assisting the healing of open sacral or perineal wounds in incontinent patients with a stage III or IV pressure ulcer on the coccyx or sacrum.
That will encourage and motivate others to work as a team and help each other. Identify the barriers of change, which might be the staff nurses who are skeptical of change. They may have a lack of confidence in their ability to adapt to new technologies, or may perceive the change as a threat. Some nurses have adopted a short cut process of administering medication to save time, which is pre-pouring medications. Workaround is another big barrier which occurs when nurses pass the medication without scanning the medication and the patient’s identification (ID) band, to save time and scan them later.