Introduction Burnout syndrome is common in the healthcare field. Burnout syndrome has been research by many, many of the research has been geared towards nurses to determine how prevalent burnout syndrome is. Emergency care nurses face vast challenges related to the care that is demanded by the patient. The amount of stressors and burnout syndrome are linked, the more stressors the nurse is exposed to the higher the risk for burnout syndrome becomes. Burnout syndrome has an adverse effect on the organization, the nurse, and the patient.
1-800-MALPRACTICE Website Nursing Home Neglect/Abuse Falls (link to Falls in Cases section?) Every second of every day in the United States, an older adult falls, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This makes falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans. With close to 2 million people over 65 living in nursing homes, falls, and the serious consequences that often result, have become a serious problem in these facilities. Falls can result in a variety of critical outcomes that include broken bones, hospitalization, infections, fear of subsequent falls and loss of independence.
There are multiple problems related to medication errors that require nursing interventions. The goal of these nursing interventions is to identify factors that contribute to medication errors and to prevent it by using the 10 Rights of Medication Administration. There are many factors that can cause medication errors and the most common are interruptions and distractions. Research studies showed that there were 6.4 interruptions per hour and interruptions during every third drug given. Noise is also a big problem in the hospital and it comes from different machines and equipment, hospital staff, patients, phone calls, and call lights.
Adverse drug reactions (ADRs) have been reported with significant impact on morbidity mortality, quality of life and health care cost. It has been estimated that approximately 2.9-5.6% of all hospital admissions are caused by ADRs and as many as 35% of hospitalized patients experience an ADR during their hospital stay. [1-3] In an Australian study 5.7% of all admissions were drug related, out of which 4.9% were due to ADRs and it calculated a cost of more than € 2million per patient.  A study conducted in Germany estimated that direct cost associated with ADRs were 0.4 billion dollars annually.  United States study revealed that the cost of ADRs per patient was in the range of US $2000 to US $4000.
While there are many medication errors which occur in the hospital setting, most of those errors, however occur after a patient has been discharged to home (“Severe Harm and Death,” 2016). The issue at hand is to ensure that upon discharge patients are receiving proper education regarding the medications and the interactions their medications may have. The Institute of Safe Medication Practice (ISMP) NurseAdvise ERR published a newsletter regarding errors and drug interactions in patients receiving
In October 2003 the Commission for Health Improvement (CHI 2004), in synchronicity with the National Health Service (NHS) conducted one of the largest workforce surveys. The results suggested that 37% had experienced harassment, bullying or intimidation at work in the previous year. This is an extremely high and worrying amount of employees in the NHS who are exposed to bullying behaviour. An alarming number of staff has witnessed bullying occurring to other colleagues in the workplace(Quine, 1999). In 2000, the Royal College of Nursing compiled a quantitative questionnaire survey of 6000 RCN members in the UK, excluding student nurses, focusing specifically at their well being and working environment in the health sector.
INTRODUCTION Anxiety prior to surgery is common, indeed up to 80% of patients will experience it (1, 9). With anxiety disorders affecting approximately 15% of the UK population (2, 3, 9), preoperative situational anxiety may significantly exacerbate an existing anxiety disorder. While anxiety can be expected in the preoperative period, research demonstrates has been shown to have that it has negatives effects in the postoperative period, from increased postoperative pain to decreased wound healing, and long-term psychological distress (4-9). This raises the question of whether doctors are ethically obligated to tell their patients the truth and just how much information should a doctor disclose to their patient? Are there any situations when disclosure is ethically objectionable?
Heart attack or stroke: High blood pressure can cause hardening and thickening of the arteries which can lead to heart attack. About 7 of every people having their first heart attack have high blood pressure. It also the single most important risk factor stroke. It causes about 50% of ischemic strokes and also increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. About 8 of every 10 people having their first stroke have high blood pressure.
This paper addresses the effects of nursing interventions on the prevention and management of intensive care unit (ICU) psychosis. ICU psychosis (or ICU delirium) is a sudden onset of confusion, lethargy, hallucinations, and distress during an ICU stay. ICU psychosis is distressing to the patient, family, and nursing staff, and can result in detrimental health outcomes. ICU psychosis is relatively unstudied and untreated, yet highly prevalent in the ICU (Idemoto, 2007). With the implementation of the Confusion Assessment Method in the ICU (CAM-ICU), it is now estimated that 87% of all ICU patients experience delirium (Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing).
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). ).