The hospital industry is encountering more and more safety and security issues than ever before. Areas around hospital facilities have become targets for vehicle burglaries, theft, and robberies of staff and quests alike. Prescription medication diversion and abuse by healthcare professionals is on the rise thus affecting the quality of care patients receive. Unsatisfactory security precautions in the hospital functions where money is handled provide the temptation for internal theft or robbery. Hospitals have now become targets for the theft of sensitive personal information through electronic hacking where this information is being sold on the black market.
24/9/15 Health and safety in a hospital setting report unit 3 6 potential hazards in a hospital and the harm that may arise from each Physical environment Spillages- spillages could happen in a hospital everyday due to broken or faulty equipmentas or human error, if this happens it should be cleaned up immediately because substances such as blood could be infectious to other people and be a slip hazard, same applies to bodily fluids and faeces. Ventilation-Ventilation in a hospital should be continuous to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, fumes and smoke contaminating the air which could lead to an asthma attack, headaches, dizziness, nausea, breathlessness, collapse and loss of consciousness. Ventilation should remove stale air and the air in the room should
The focus on genuine care and interaction between patient and healthcare worker is the very basis of a healing hospital. The first component of a healing hospital is an environment that promotes healing; this includes comforting hospital aesthetics and promoting and relaxing environment that does not induce stress in the patient. By designing the hospital in a way that promotes comfort it eases the patient 's mind and allows them to fully rest. The second aspect of a healing hospital is the integration of work and technology. Technology is a tool that makes treatment and diagnosis easier on the healthcare workers.
Using natural light in staff/patient areas, taking into account the noise control. Also using of natural materials, a soothing color palette and residential character in the interior design of the facility will be so effective. Provide attractive, secure outdoor spaces and healing gardens directly off the unit [Design guide,2010]. 3.6. Patient Safety A key architectural objective should be to reduce emphasis on the institutional aspects of care and to surround the patient with furniture, furnishings, and fixtures that are appropriate from a safety standpoint but are more residential in appearance.
Unfortunately, there are many ways a patient can be injured or harmed while staying at a hospital. Even though there have been several attempts to make a hospital visit one hundred percent injury preventable, accidents and mistakes still happen. The three leading types of patient injuries are medication errors, patient falls, and pressure ulcers. However, if the entire health care team, such as: health care providers, pharmacists, nurses, etc, work together then hopefully the percentage of patient injury will decrease each year. (Berman, A.
In this way, the model must be adapted to fit the needs of individual patients. The environmental factors affect different patients unique to their situations and illnesses, and the nurse must address these factors on a case-by-case basis in order to make sure the factors are altered in a way that best cares for an individual patient and his or her needs. Workload expectations of nurses in today’s health care settings often exceed staffing levels and capacity. (32) In addition, their work environments are characterized by higher levels of patient/client acuity, a more sophisticated public with respect to care expectations, augmented use of technology-based interventions, a plethora of new evidence that affects care, and a more complex, interdependent and diverse health care team. These factors all contribute to an ever more stressful and unpredictable environment for the entire health care team, including nurses.
Evaluate alternative solutions: In this section we need to evaluate our alternative solutions so that we can understand all the pros and cons to ensure we make the right choice. Some alternatives may seem appealing but implementing them may not be realistic. Starting with the first option, I think the hospital staff does need some coaching to remember the mission of the hospital but it must be recognized that their department is not being utilized for its intended purpose which can understandably cause resentment and hurt motivation. This alternative is important but should not be the main initiative in my opinion. The second program to provide the community with an education about what constitutes a medical emergency, in my opinion, is beneficial and would potentially stop unnecessary ER visits.
For example if the older person speaks a different language to the healthcare professional they both would find it extremely difficult to communicate with each other but if they both find common understanding to help prevent misunderstandings. This will make the older person in turn feel more involved in their care. As some older people have been brought up in a different upbringing and traditions they may have old fashioned views on certain aspects of the hospital. For example, a female may not feel comfortable being cared for by a male nurse as they may view it as a ‘woman’s job’. Gender attitudes are varied in all the different cultures and everyone must respect the cultural beliefs to allow them to feel as comfortable as they can while in the hospital.
Exhaustion leading to more health problems. Social disengagement may occur faster than when out of hospital due to relying on others to visit you. If family and friends don't visit then the patients will have to rely on the staff to keep them from disengaging in social activities. Advantages Hospital are supportive in arranging activities for all capable patients Disadvantage Not being able to move around and communicate with others No visitors during the hospital stay In hospitals it is very difficult in for patients as there is a large and are unable to co operate in many tasks However the hospital are
8.2 Social Context: lots of hospitals and other healthcare settings are creating delivery models that include various integrative healths. Integrative health combines with traditional and western approaches with interventions to facilitate maximum healing. Holistic nursing has flourished within these integrative care systems in various parts of the world. A lot need to be done to ensure that healthcare providers treat patients in whole and not based on the presenting disease. A lot of improvement in patient outcome has been noted in settings that patients are treated holistically.