Communication about patient safety can be categorized into: prevention of errors and responding to effects caused by errors (adverse effects). The use of effective communication techniques amongst health care team can help in the prevention of errors, whereas ineffective communication contributes immensely to its occurrence. If ineffective communication contributes to an unfavourable event, then better effective communication skill must be applied to achieve the most favourable or optimum patient safety. There are different approaches and techniques in which healthcare personnel can work to improve patient safety and they include both verbal and the nonverbal communication as well as effective use of appropriate communication technologies. Bramhall (2014) highlights that common barriers to effective communication for patient include environmental such as noise, lack of privacy and control, fear and anxiety, inability to explain feelings and exerting oneself to appear strong whereas healthcare professional barriers include lack of time and support, staff conflict, lack of skills to adequately cope with patient’s questions and overwhelming
Vaccinations are an important part of healthcare in Frisco, TX. No matter what you’ve heard in the news lately about the “danger” of common vaccines, especially for children, they save lives. At this time of year, vaccinations against the flu are critical for the very young, the very old and those people who have compromised immune systems. Why You Should Get A Flu Shot Influenza is no joke; it’s a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, from 1976 to 2007, influenza-associated deaths ranged from about 3,400 per year to about 49,000 per year.
Vaccination against influenza is the most important intervention used by public health to prevent unnecessary hospitalization and death among high risk populations. In order to create a program one must understand the target group. Therefore, the study would be conducted on the group of people who are particularly at high risk of getting the flu or those who are less likely to receive medical care. Questions would be asked to determine their greatest needs and what can be done to improve the health of the community. To understand the needs of these individuals, a discussion will take place with community and social service staff that work directly with the high risk populations.
The strict OSHA regulations I think are for everybody’s own safety. I think the regulations from OSHA are valid and fair. OSHA is a good thing to keep the hospitals clean and safe. Also OSHA describes and gives employees instructions on how to deal with the types of chemicals used. What could happen if we did not have this intervention by the government hospitals would be disorganized.
Beneficence in nursing is used to benefit patients by preventing harmful situations or improving quality of patient care by advocating for them when they cannot. For this particular discrepancy those choosing exemption puts others in the community as well as hospitalized patients at risk. For us this ethical principle is better addressed if nurses advocate vaccination rather than dismiss it. Fidelity can be described as being truthful, fair, and loyal and advocate for our patients (American Nurses Association). The best way this principle is relatable to the topic is by educating our patients and the community about vaccinations.
The CDC works around the clock to monitor and prevent disease epidemics, develop disease prevention policies, and nurture safe environments. The CDC also leads public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases and environmental health coercions. The agency focuses on reinforcement surveillance and epidemiology, improving health globally, providing aid to local and state health departments, decreasing causes of death, and improving health procedures. The CDC 's disease prevention efforts comprise of making the public aware on how to identify and avoid getting infectious diseases, like a cold or strep throat. The CDC also screens chronic diseases outbreaks, including Ebola.
We can provide the patient with facts about what has been found about certain diseases and if there is a vaccine available for that disease. If a patient refuses to have a vaccine done, they must sign a waiver. It is important that if we are dealing with a patient who has a different opinion than ours, we must not mention anything that could potentially offend or upset our patients. It is our job
Matters such as where it comes from, how to prevent it when living with my spouse, the different types of flus out there and most importantly, how it gets treated are what I needed to know by someone who has done their research. That is when I came across a book titled “Beating the Flu” written by J.E. Williams in 2006. In his book he explained the nature of pandemics, the influenza virus and how it evolves, gives you information regarding who are the main targets are carriers of the virus. He also explains the benefits and weaknesses of vaccinations preventing the flu, teaches you how to strengthen your immune system and eat foods to boost energies.
Introduction The prevention of patient-to-patient assault in an inpatient psychiatric unit is essential for the safety of patients and staff (Perez, 2014). The aim of this quantitative pilot study is to decrease patient-on-patient assaults which, in the long run, may improve patient safety during hospitalization (Staggs, 2015). This chapter discusses the study design and population plan and describes procedures for implementing the project, data collection, data analysis, the institutional review board (IRB) process, and challenges that may occur with initiating the quality improvement project. Design The design of this project is a quasi-experimental pre- and post-test quantitative pilot quality improvement project. Participants if this
Tracking of the health promotion implementation and evaluating its effectiveness is critical for the public health nurse. Assessing the data from the population that was affected with the norovirus outbreak and investigating whether the health promotion practices lessened the changes or prevented others in the communities from getting sick would mean that the goal and mission was met. Overtime, evaluation of the statistics could inform the public health nurse