Hospital managers can harmonize their systems and summon their workers to be more careful when handling the patients. With prevention of these errors, patients would spend little time in hospitals, with fast healing process with prevention of health status
5) To determine the frequency of organic and functional gastrointestinal symptoms specially IBS among chronic diarrhea patient. 6) To evaluate the outcome of treatment at outpatient department with minimum resources Methodology : Study Type: Descriptive observational
Connective/Transition: Alright, with that said, let’s start off with the risk factors. BODY I. Age is likely what comes to a lot of your minds when you think of Alzheimer’s disease, but what else is there? A. Well, according to Mayo Clinic’s page titled Alzheimer’s disease – symptoms and causes last updated December 30, 2017, genetic factors such as your family history, having Down syndrome, or even your gender can create a risk for Alzheimer’s disease.
Problem Identification Getting out of bed is one of the dangerous things that the elderly patients do when they are admitted in the hospital. Study conducted by Ambrose, Paul & Hausdorff, (2013) on patient falls reveals that a majority of falls in the elderly patients occur between 0700 and 1900, especially when they are getting out of bed to use the rest room. The cause of their falls is mainly due to unsteady gait, memory loss, confusion that comes with age. Memory loss and vision problems which occurs during old age in the elderly patients puts them at risk for falls. Other factors that can lead to falls are; Presence of throw rugs, psychotropic medications, lack of Vitamin D, and weakness of the lower extremities.
Although hospitals worker various methods of rounds for hospitalized patients, the main components of all rounds are pain preventing, bathing, changing position, and environmental comfortable . (Meade, Bursell, & Ketelsen, 2006). In addition Nurse staffing in outside of NZ have been found to affirmative effect the quality and the number of life experienced by the persons , families, and communities they serve (Brown and Grimes 1995 ) . However , Heavy hard work (and as a result in less time spent with patients) has
Some of the types of hospital negligence include inadequate staffing, inadequate supervision, inadequate management or the failure to perform properly understands diagnostic tests and proper care. However it occurs, there is no excuse for placing patients in danger by providing inadequate or negligent care. Licensed and regulated by Federal and State law, hospitals must adhere to certain policies and procedures in order to ensure the health and well-being of their patients. When patients are injured due to negligence, hospitals are liable for the injuries they
The Effects of Schizophrenia on the Family Life Cycle Families respond to issues affecting them in different ways. One way to examine how a family reacts to situations occurring throughout their lifetimes is through the context of the family life cycle. Family life cycle theory divides the life course of a family into a series of stages that define individuals within a family system (Berge et al., 2012). The family life cycle model, described by Carter and McGoldrick in 2005, focuses on transitions that take place over different stages of the life course. This paper will examine how having a child diagnosed with schizophrenia affects the family life cycle stages and will examine possible methodologies for treating the family in a therapeutic context.
Considering the high cost of medical errors in terms of human lives and loss of trust in health care systems, patient safety has become a major area for improvement in health care organizations to mitigate or reduce the incidence of preventable medical errors . The purpose of this study is to assess the current organizational safety culture in NCCCR and HH as perceived by employees, and to assess the impact of the organizational culture on medication error reporting.
Good quality care depends on effective communication between the care givers and the clients. Providing quality of care can improve the patient’s satisfaction during hospitalization. (The Importance of Clear, Effective Communication in Healthcare, 2016) For the second reason, communication is the main role for every profession, however it is the most crucial in health care setting. Ineffective communication or lack of communication leads to unnecessary problems and misunderstanding in clinical setting such as medical error because of error in diagnosis and treatment. In some cases, lack of communication leads to the patient death.
Lack of documentation can alter the nursing intervention, such as in the scenario which stated medication was not discontinued when the resident was at high risk for bleeding. This can put a patient to danger and at risk for injury. Hence, they must make sure to record down all the patient’s evaluation findings, information and findings. Other than that, nurses should also be discreet, stay educated and follow proper procedure and
This tool we can be recommended to be used routinely to assess the fall risk in long term care facilities. A comparison was not done with other fall risk assessment tools to evaluate the different discriminative power and the effectiveness of different tools. A comparison with other tools would be useful to verify the power of other risk factors and tools in the geriatric population. Fall prevention and assessments recommended by National Guidelines Clearinghouse should include a fall risk assessment especially if the patient has a history of falls. A functional assessment test was also recommended to visually observe the patient 's mobility for those not confined to bed
In my experience, my homeless clients have engaged in high risk health behaviors and neglected their health. These high risk behaviors include substance abuse, criminal activity, incarceration, and unsafe sex practices. As a result these individuals experience high disease burdens and mortality rates. Boston Health Care for the Homeless estimated that the total annual expenditures from ER visits was $16,011,738 annually (Thakarar, Morgan, Gaeta, Hohl, & Drainoni, 2015). “Multiple factors have been identified as predictors of frequent ER use in homeless persons such as older age, previous hospital admissions and emergency room visits, multiple primary care visits, perceived inadequate mental health care, poor health status, and HIV” (Thakarar, et al., 2015).
Introduction Patient safety is an important aspect of hospital care. Hospitals are entrusted to protect the patients, keep them safe while delivering a high quality care (Graham, 2012). As a result of announcements by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that hospitals will no longer be reimbursed for hospital-acquired conditions (HAC) or never events, such as inpatient falls. In addition, reduction of harm from falls was identified by Joint Commission as a national patient safety goal. Fall is defined as an unexpected descent from a standing, sitting, or supine position (Hicks, 2015).
Transitions in care, such as admission to and discharge from the hospital, put patients at risk for errors due to poor communication and inadvertent information loss (1–5). One discrepancy does not necessarily mean an error. In fact, most discrepancies are due to adapting chronic medication to the patient’s newly diagnosed condition, or because the examinations and/or interventions performed could interfere with their usual medication. Medication discrepancies, established as unexplained differences among documented drug regimens at the interfaces of care1 (admission, transfer, and discharge) are highly prevalent. Some are intended therapeutic modifications, but others are unintentional and clinically unjustified.
This research project will study the differences between geriatric trauma patient outcomes and non-geriatric trauma patient outcomes at a Level 1 trauma center. Specific psychological outcomes include depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, resiliency, and alcohol abuse. These outcomes will be identified using various assessments at time of hospitalization and 12 months post-injury as part of the Baylor Trauma Outcomes Project (BTOP) database, a prospective longitudinal study aimed at measuring psychological, physical, and functional outcomes after injury. The following assessments will be used to evaluate their respective psychological outcomes. The Patient Health Questionnaire 8 (PHQ-8) is a brief self-report measure of