Kumar G et al 2013 http://avcx.net/website/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/prod5.jpg Tele-ICU benefits: It reduces ICU LOS which leads to fewer patient complications and lowers the resources consumption. Wilcox M and Adhikari N (2012) The improved productivity of clinical staff is an important benefit. The electronic information systems reduce staff time spent in both charting and delivering care. It compensates for the shortage of intensivists. Kahn J et al 2014 ICU design: Healthcare providers have little experience designing an (ICU).
HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY Health information technology makes it easy for the nurse to the treatment they carry out patient, patient’s response and progress toward the health care goal on coming in contact with the patient. It makes monitoring easy for the nurse and easily accessible by other team members. It improves the quality of health care the nurse gives to the patient, increases administrative efficiencies, and decreases the nurse’s paperwork. Reduces malpractices in nursing work. 4.
In healthcare institutions, nurses are the backbone of every healthcare and always the first contact patients meet on the arrival into the hospital. The nurses’ ability to communicate effectively with patients influence patients’ care and their belief about care. Through effective communication, nurses help patients to know and understand their health problems and give them guide on how to care for themselves. Effective nurse-patient communication requires listening and honesty. This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them.
Intensive Care Unit Exemplar This paper will discuss my personal experience in the intensive are unit (ICU) and the way it changed my perspective. I will explain my previous thoughts and negative views on this unit and how the rotation made a significant impact allowing me to understand the great work of ICU nurses. It is an important reflection, as I continue to discover my passions and the kind of nurse I aspired to be. I will also explain how necessary it is to incorporate the human-becoming theory when providing patient-care in order to meet the goals of the patients. I will examine the biblical worldview that is used when caring for others and how the light of God shines through the work of nurses.
Technology plays a very vital role in health care system and this system is persistently going through modifications in which application of technology covers important element Technology, as defined by Mirriam-Webster (2012) is the “practical application of knowledge especially in a particular area; a capability given by the practical application of knowledge; a manner of accomplishing a task especially using technical processes, methods; the specialized aspects of a particular field of endeavor.”. Nursing is one of the noble professions but is also one of the most tough and demanding profession both physically and mentally. Spread of technology in nursing is really helping to make life at ease for nurses. It is fact that high technology is not replaced by human touch so nursing is the profession which is the mixture of both. Nursing is about merging the talent of caring with the recent high technology.” When nursing presence is combined with technological practice, an opportunity is created to better understand the patient (Bernardo, 1998).
CHAPTER 2 : REVIEW OF LITERATURE 2.1 REVIEW OF RELEVANT STUDIES The emerging themes noted throughout the research were safety of mobilization of critically ill patients, the effect of bed rest and various methods of repositioning on LOS and the effectiveness of a nurse-driven mobility protocol. Nursing staff or physical therapists can provide early mobilization in the ICU; however physical therapists are not always available in ICU. Any measure of mobility milestones in the ICU must be feasible, valid and reliable across both nursing and physical therapy disciplines. A previous survey suggested that few physical therapists use any specific instrument to evaluate mobility in ICU (Skinner, Berney, Warrillow, & Denehy, 2008). Evidence from
Kaluyu Memorial Hospital: Situational Analysis Kaluyu Memorial Hospital is a for-profit healthcare facility designed to treat trauma due to accidents, communicable diseases and HIV and AIDS. These types of services require attentive care and time from motivated medical professionals. In order for Kaluyu Memorial Hospital to become effective, the employees must be self-motivated. There should also be a cohesiveness among all staff members and encourage interdepartmental communication. Without that, Kaluyu Hospital is doing a disservice to its patients and staff.
I do realize that the more we interact with patients, keep our differences or problems behind us, the more the patient becomes more open to discussion about patients’ needs and wants. It was the way I spoke to her, being ready to listen to her, responding to her, being present, not rushing etc. That made a difference. As mentioned by Gorman (2008), nurse responds accurately and with empathy to patient. Therefore, all nursing activities such as medication administration, wound dressing changes went smoothly.
FACILITATED SENSEMAKING When a loved one is admitted to an ICU especially in critical health status, patient family members usually experienced anxiety, fear, depression, uncertainty and nervousness, traumatic experiences (post-traumatic stress). This needed support among the healthcare members especially nurses who assume the role of patient advocate. Family need to have a better understanding of the situation and what they should do to promote the feeling of comfort, security, serenity and to adapt to their new role as caregiver, thus preventing adverse psychological outcomes. Most ICU patients cannot make a decision for their own medical treatment, in such way family may be required to make a difficult decision on behalf of the patient,
Introduction: The health care industry is undergoing transformation to meet the demands of the patients. Hospitals are shifting from viewing patients as illiterates and with little health care choice, to that of educated consumer who has wider health care choices. Patient satisfaction is regarded as an important indicator of quality of care and survey is one tool for measuring consumer experiences in hospital. Objective: To study “Patients’ perceived satisfaction with diagnostic MRI services” in a Teaching hospital situated in Hyderabad. Material and Methods: A cross–sectional survey, conducted in 200 respondents attending hospital for MRI investigation.