When writing the records, the nurse should always think about the continuity of care for the patients. That means, all the written records should be legible, dated, in sequential order and record everything immediately after care given. Do not record anything on behalf of someone else and maintain a regular audit about the data written. Student nurses should be working under the supervision of a qualified nurse. Prideaux (2011) states that good quality record keeping is directly linked with good nursing care, while poor quality of documentation connected to poor patient care.
Although, twelve-hour shifts may be cost-effective for employers, by reducing the number of employees necessary, research shows that it may not be the most efficient way to handle the budgeting problems, because it leads to so many negative adverse effects. David Aveyard, an intensive care unit nurse, has varying viewpoints of twelve-hour shifts, and evaluates both the positive and negative aspects of working longer shift times. He conducted a literature review, which evaluated the effects of twelve-hour shifts in a critical care setting. Aveyard only used articles that were research-based, published in a peer-reviewed nursing journal and relating to intensive care unit (ICU) nursing, patients and twelve-hour
As we all may know, change is at times difficult to implement but at times necessary. In addition, we need to obtain value increasingly when we serve our patients. A little update on how we have been doing; our post-op success rate is down by 20% than in previous years largely due to increased length of stay from surgical wound infections. Recently, post-op recovery patients who normally recover in three days or less are recovering in six days or more due to the onset of infections in the surgical site. This drastically increases the length of stay and out-of-pocket expenses for our patients.
The APRN’s has a potential to contribute largely in the health care system. The challenges in facing the transition of role should not be a hindrance, for the maximum quality of care that they can offer. Transitioning to a novice NP is already very stressful and a lot of process, it is essential for the organizations to provide the mentoring programs and formal orientation. Implementation and identification of the strategies can have a good transformation in preparing the NP’s in their new
Usually the medication advertised has more problems than the condition it is treating. In addition, advertisements have changed the doctor-patient relationship. DTC advertising has changed the way doctors and patients communicate for worse. Naomi Freundlich writes in her article about medication advertisements: “Fewer than 10% of physicians believe direct-to-consumer advertising (DTCA) is a positive trend in health care. Doctors report that they now spend more time explaining to patients why an expensive new drug is no better than the one they already take, or that the patient isn 't suffering from a nebulous condition like fibromyalgia, just the normal aches and pains of aging.”
Under autonomy the nurse should respect the gal’s decision on terminating her pregnancy. In Veracity the gal who is helpless came to the nurse to seek help, So as a nurse she should provide the right information on the process of an abortion. Under confidentiality the nurse is responsible to protect the gal medical information. She shouldn’t be disclosing the pregnancy to any third parties.
If they cannot protect themselves from violent visitors, hospital administrators need to step in and rectify the problem. Patient-centered care is all about prioritizing patients and families, but we need care nurses and healthcare professionals to be prioritized as well so their work is not affected by violence. Even though nurses and healthcare professionals are faced with these challenges, they still continue to want families and others to have the right to visit patients and I agree with them. Families and friends deserve to see their loved ones especially in the conditions that they are in. They can provide a sense of love and support and that can help patients get better in a way that nurses and healthcare professionals cannot.
IMPLEMENTATION ACTIVITY RELATED TO LEVEL OF KNOWLEDGE EXHIBITED BY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. Highly qualified nurses can work independently and make decisions relevant to the improvement of the nursing profession, they are able to think and reason critically in any given situation and provide solutions needed at that moment. Nurses with the higher qualifications are viewed to have more knowledge, they are placed in position of authority and this is recognised in the roles they perform in discharging their duty. Nurses knowledgeable in certain procedures can easily carry them out effectively with little or no assistance while those who have no ideas about such procedure requires an expert’s supervision to assist them in carrying out such procedures. Orientation is necessary to incorporate new workers into the system of the organisation as they are new and no matter their level of education, orientation is required as each organisation have their different policies that workers need to get acquainted with in order to function
This is causing a strain on the jobs and duties of Health Care Administrators. But with the solution stated, the cost of health insurance can be decreased, and employers and employees alike will be happy with their medical treatment and the cost of their health insurance. The Hospital Health Insurance Policy is the only real solution to the increasing health insurance cost
Creating an Environment That Values Teamwork Teamwork is a vital component of healthcare. It ensures that patient safety is maintained through effective communication. It is similar to fitting together the different pieces of a puzzle, in order to create a holistic picture. Specialized care plans necessitate the cooperation of various professionals to ensure positive patient outcomes. Increased complexity in healthcare delivery also makes it impossible for a sole healthcare specialist to fulfill all the needs of the patient.
This can only be done through support from senior management and nursing leaders (Carman et al., 2012). In turn, nurses would be able to cater care to their patients. Nurses play an essential role to nurture patient’s motivation for participation. Nurses need to encourage confidence for patients to become more involved in their care, especially during medical rounds, updates and allow them not to be coerced into their treatment by giving holistic information to make an informed decisions. Nurses spend the most amount of time with patients and that time can be used to build rapport and share knowledge with their patients.
Communication is an essential piece of caring for patients. Multiple team members will collaborate when providing patient care. It is crucial that critical information is included in the numerous hand-offs that will occur. A lack of communication will definitely put the patient at an increased risk for errors and threaten patient safety. It is essential to include all members of the team.
In a recent article published in the MEDSURG Nursing journal it discussed the effects of hourly rounding to prevent falls for patients in acute care. Falls not only cause harm to patients, they cost hospitals money. In 2012 “the Joint Commission identified reduction of harm from patient falls as a national patient safety goal” (Hicks, 2015). In attempts to reduce falls, studies have been conducted on hourly rounding. “The main components of hourly rounds include reducing anxiety by using key words, addressing the four Ps (pain, potty, position, possessions), assessing the environment for safety issues and telling the patient when staff will return” (Hicks, 2015).