If so, how would your patient care change? ` The performing of a higher quality in the treatment of Rashid Ahmed’s case will require the presence of less errors. As priority, I will wash my hand as soon enter the patient room and put gloves while measuring the patient output. In addition, I will assess the IV site for any redness, swelling, infiltration or drainage before the medication administration. The performance of all this nursing skill will prevent patient complications such as hospital-acquired infections.
Through the learning from week 1 and week 2, I have learnt that the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery is health care-associated infections. It is essential for us to follow the infection control practices that both patients and us are at a risk of being infected. Standard Precautions involve the use of safe work practices and protective barriers, for example, the use of personal protective equipment(PPE). At first, I think Standard Precautions are very easy. Everyone knows PPE can protect us from infections and hand hygiene is important throughout the process.
(Rissmann et al., 2012). Hence, considering the aspect of patient, NMC has picked up a cue as it is used by pharmacists while helping them in advising people in order to buy medications. Thus, this aspect is not strong enough to go into isolation as if it is combined with the charge, which ensures that medication history is taken along with OTC, herbal, POMs, allergies since patients need to explain that these aspects need to explain that which aspect is essential. Hence, assessment of holistic needs of patient looks for the determinants of health. However, patients frequently omit to explain regarding the OTC preps plus the herbal needs, which also needs to explain the usage of contraindicated drugs as it all explains the illegal needs of the
As a pharmacist student, I am able to review the patient’s clinical notes and medications list to make sure that nothing “falls through the cracks. ” I can make sure that the medications are dosed correctly because often in the ICU patients are on antibiotics that need to renally dosed based on the patient’s renal function. After reviewing the patients information, I am able to make recommendations to the other healthcare professionals. In my future pharmacy practice, I think it is important for pharmacist to have an inter-professional collaboration with physician and nurse practitioners.
Charfi Medical is implementing a compliance program to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse. This compliance plan has a mission of providing quality patient care. The compliance plan’s objectives are to provide a proactive program that ensures full compliance with all applicable policies, procedures, laws and regulations especially HIPAA. The HIPAA Privacy Rule creates a base of Federal protection for personal health information, cautiously established to avoid creating unnecessary barriers to the delivery of quality health care. Compliance plan objectives: Implementing a medical compliance plan limit our liability by reducing innocent billing mistakes and exposure to fraud and abuse allegations, which helps avoid governmental audits.
(Galbraith, 2007) Pharmacist plays a vital role in medication cycle, they are responsible for monitoring patient health and enhance their response to medication therapies. The pharmacist also educates the patient on the use of prescription and over-the-counter medication. In addition, they educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers about the medication. The pharmacist is responsible for storing the medication in specific secure place such as cupboard also they prepare a different kind of medicinal product such as ointment, cream, powder, ear, nose and eye drops, lotions, mixtures, antiseptic solution and syrup.
(Claffey, 2018) The best way to reduce the risk of medication errors is to enquire about which orders wouldn't be appropriate to give to the patient based on their condition. (Claffey, 2018) In addition to successfully completing a physical assessment on the patient, the practitioner must also view the patient holistically, and always report near-miss medication errors. (Claffey, 2018)
If you find that blood pressure is higher than normal it will give you time to visit your doctor before it is too late. Features The main features to ask for is the type of cuff that you would like either upper arm or wrist type. The accuracy of
This statement means that it’s our job to make sure that the environment that we work in is safe, healthy, and have other requirements that would be appropriate for the child. It is also our job to fully know our children if they have any type of sickness or symptoms. I will use this core by staying in touch with the parent about the update of the child’s symptoms, the cleanliness of the environment, making sure that the children is protected in all times. For example, If I had a child that started school, and that child was expected to take her medicine at twelve o’ clock and the child cannot be around the sun. It is my job to make sure that the child takes her medicine at the appropriate time and avoid the child from being around the
One method is to improve both verbal and written instructions and medicinal directions, making the indications and doctor’s aspirations clear and concise for the patient to understand and subsequently adhere to. The consultation room in a community pharmacy is a vital point of contact with patients in order to effectively counsel the patient on the importance of adhering strictly to their medication regimen and formally educate them on aspects relating to their condition and health. If a health care professional deems it necessary, they can consider contacting the patient’s family to create a wider support group for monitoring the patient’s adherence. The simplification of dosing regimens, blister packing medication and prescription refill reminders are other highly effective ways of standardising adherence to medication for patients, particularly for older
I will need to observe the medication administration record, Control drugs record, generic & brand names documents and risk assessment documents. This is important in order to avoid errors while dispensing a medication. Knowing all this beforehand will enable me know the type of medication written on the prescription and where to get them from (fridge, cupboard or the shelves). This knowledge will promote and help to maintain independence in the appropriate way to handle prescription.
Vaccines have and always will be a huge topic. There are different reasons why people do become vaccinated, and there are also reasons of why some people do not believe in being vaccinated. As a medical assistant, we need to be respectful to all our patients. We are not to argue with our patients because of something we think they should have done. 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.
This will show that the patient’s rights are being respected and it is a fundamental of good practise as recommended by HCPC, (2015). Haynes, et al. , (2009) mentioned that WHO Surgical Checklist will provide efficient planning of and it will minimise errors thereby providing safe and effective patient care. The ECG and Blood pressure monitors were the put on Sibert by the author whilst the anaesthetist was preparing the drugs. Sibert was having a General Anaesthetic.
Therefore, they have a moral, legal, and ethical duty to protect the sensitive information that they come across as they conduct diagnostic tests or take patients through treatment procedures (American Health Information Management Association, 2008). Within the context of electronic health records, the AHIMA documentation guidelines offer a high degree of control to prevent unauthorized access to such sensitive information. Accuracy, consistency, and completeness of clinical information are highly regarded since they assist in proper coding and reporting of information, which facilitate proper and accurate medical care (Parman, 2014). The documentation guidelines also support the report of all the necessary healthcare elements, such as diagnostic and procedure codes, since the information is required for external reporting. In case of conflict, ambiguity, or incomplete information, health care providers are supposed to clarify through writing or verbally to eliminate medical errors that may put the patients’ lives in jeopardy.
By creating this comprehensive list of the medication plan given to the patient, the hospital pharmacist can then send this information to the community pharmacist and make sure that the information is held up to date. This would allow for a smoother transition for the patient and it would allow the patient to be more informed of their medications. The pharmacist is “poised to play an important role in improving medication management during transitions of care and reducing readmission rates” so the pharmacist should play a more active role to help ensure the best therapy for the patient (7). The pharmacist should ultimately design an ideal system for Medication Reconciliation to help reduce medication errors and better inform patients on ADEs to prevent any unnecessary medical