It increases the stress level, pain, financial burden and prolongs stay to the patient in hospital due to inflammation. Nurses are aimed to prevent the patient from complications, but here nurses are causing the complications and pain due to their ignorance and malpractice. According to Dychter, Gold, Carson, and Haller (2012) nurses should aware that the complications of intravenous cannula, which are done due to infusions can significantly affect health care costs. Complications of IV therapy are costly in terms of patient quality of life, morbidity, mortality, and treatment expense, specifically when there is a prolonged hospital
Like on 12K, their population is usually renal failure to heart failure. The cardiac insult has led to the renal insult, and so there is a difference in medications they are using to repair the original problem. On medical, a lot of times it is sepsis, so you are not a cardiac indicator for what is happening and more antibiotics and that type of
Kum Martin outlines the challenges that are faced by families and patients in “Some Disadvantages of Hospice Care”. Martin reviews the difficult facts that the family might experience while they are left helpless and ultimately responsible for their family members’ end of life care. Martin asserts that families are faced with providing care and need to stop everything else they are doing in order to care for their loved one. Providing round-the-clock care can be difficult, as many patients who chose hospice are no longer eligible to receive care at the hospital. This means they must be discharged and return home (Martin).
In this country, the healthcare system is struggling to incorporate a proper formula to insure an adequate transitions of care between different facilities. Due to these issues, hospitals and community practices are trying to develop better transitions of care systems to coordinate better care with their patients. Hospital readmission rates are becoming alarming, with almost 20% of discharged elderly patients returning to hospitals within a month for the same medical conditions (1). These readmission rates both hurt the hospitals, and more importantly, the patients involved; so, an effective system must be implemented that could ease this transition of care and help reduce readmission rates and healthcare expenses. The National Transitions
This was due to feelings of intimidation by the prescriber and an inability to effectively communicate their concerns. This resulted in 7% of the respondents reporting involvement in a medication error during that past year. Good interpersonal skills and effective communication ensures that concerns regarding patient safety can be brought up without seemingly challenging the knowledge of the other healthcare
The fifth PICOT question is selected because of the reported low compliance percentage among medical caregivers. The results might gain more meaning if they could be strengthened more by increased actions to establish the importance of hand hygiene among care givers (Fox, et al., 2015). This condition is made extra appealing because the existence of the untoward events such as HAIs decreases the reimbursement by health care facilities based on the rules by CMS to decrease the frequency of adverse incident in care delivery. My PICOT Question For this project portfolio, the PICOT question of interest will be, if the use of hand washing, and antisepsis lower the rate of hospital acquired
While there is a great deal of attention given to issues associated with senior hunger and food insecurity, there is a hidden epidemic that is on the rise within the senior community: This epidemic is malnutrition. One out of three seniors admitted to the hospital is malnourished: On average, seniors who are diagnosed with malnutrition remain hospitalized three times longer than those who are not. Furthermore, malnourishment can cause muscle loss (sarcopenia). Sarcopenia increases the likelihood that a senior will fall. Costs Related to Disease-Associated Malnutrition It is estimated that disease-associated malnutrition (DAM) is costing the U.S. almost $160 billion each year ($508 per resident): Nearly 80 percent of these costs are linked
INTRODUCTION Nutrition therapy is usually placed in a lower priority compared with hemodynamic or ventilatory support in managing critically ill patients. Under- or over-feeding is not uncommon, but is under-recognized in the intensive care unit. It has been suggested that underfeeding is associated with poor wound healing and immunologic comprise. On the other hand, over-nutrition can cause fatty liver and pulmonary compromise. These complications can possibly translate into morbidities and mortalities.
The more traditional framework that would have been used would have been the scientific biomedical framework. This framework is a model that does not take into consideration the psychological and social factors which may be contributing to a person’s illness; the illness is simply seen in biological terms. This ideology is far outdated, and one can see this simply by reading the WHO’s most recent definition of health, mentioned in the opening of this paper. This model views medications as the resolution to all illnesses, however we know that in today’s society, medications can often cause further problems- for example the creation of superbugs such as MRSA in the hospital system, bugs that as a result of overexposure to antibiotics have now become immune to the medication’s effects, and can therefore be detrimental to a patient’s health. By choosing to concentrate merely on biological impacts on health, a vast array of other factors, such as the environment, the money invested in public health care systems and many more, are ignored.
It is through this that an appropriate nursing plan care is used. For example, in the decreased cardiac output, heart sounds and blood pressure should be monitored. Veri (2013) asserted that murmurs in the heart sounds may indicate a valvular incompetence. Further, chronic blood pressure may be elevated and as a result, profound hypotension may occur (Vera, 2013). In the case study, I have observed that barriers to teaching and learning include a lack of knowledge about the disease itself.