Although the veterans are asked their full name and last four of their social security, the scanning provides the added comfort of providing the security or safety for everyone involved. The outcome of this research will show data that will be analyzed pre and post implementation of the BMCA system, which the approach is to show a significant change in the medication error rate. The outcome will be based on pre and post implementation of the barcode medication system by measuring the medication error rate. There will be 100 veteran patients that will be assessed prior to implementation of the BCMA, and 100 veterans post implementations. Observers that will analyze administration errors, presence or absence of an error in the dose of medication administered during the observation period.
While reviewing the posts for team one discussion this week it looks like they are all agreed that standardization would have a positive within the healthcare system. Collecting data and the exchanging of health information are essential in improving patient safety and quality care. Having standardized terminology will simplify the transference of data among providers and decrease misunderstandings. I feel that only a few individuals directly mentioned how big of an impact standardization will have on overall clinical workflow. Standardization will allow clinicians to dedicate more time to patient
The scope of the nursing practice is changing with the improvement of technology. Computer and information technology is just as important to nurses as their stethoscopes, so implementing and using Medical Information Technology (MEDITECH) an Electronic Health Records (EHR) is vital in improving patient care. The importance and knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of EHR systems is brought up throughout this paper. Chilton Hospital and Fairmont General Hospital review their possibilities and limitations about using MEDITECH. Some possibilities include Evidence-Based Documentation, Multidisciplinary Collaboration, Patient Safety, Care Quality, Care Specialties, Time Efficiency, and so on. Some limitations of the MEDITECH
The Joint Commission is involved in making sure the health care facilities are providing the patient and family members of patients the effective and safe care that the patient needs and deserves. There is a close relationship between the National Patient Safety Goals (NPSG) and the results of the Joint Commission survey. If the facility were following the NPSG’s then the facility would have more of likelihood that the organization will receive a good survey results from the Joint Commission. There are serious consequences for the health care organization if the organization does not meet the benchmarks set by the Joint Commission. Multiple tools out there will aid this author in determining if the organization that this author works in is
Recognizing, acknowledging, and understanding medication safety is important when administering medications. Understanding which medications are high-risk ones, being familiar with the medications being given, remembering the five most important rights when administering medications, communicating clearly, developing checking habits, and reporting the medication errors will lead to safe outcomes for the residents. However, errors do occur from a lack of experience, rushing, distractions, fatigue, doing too many things at once, not double checking, poor communication, and lack of team work. It is not only the staff that commit errors, but also the work environment that contributes to the medication error. Two examples are poor reporting systems
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It is the belief of many medical professionals that proper safety protocols in the medical environment is paramount. There is nothing more important in a hospital setting than overall safety. This goes for both patient safety as well as the safety of the hospital staff. Both patient and staff have their own precautions that must be taken and steps that must be followed to ensure there are no mishaps.
Internal. To best disseminate Braden screening internally, it is important to include all acute care staff nurses, charge nurses, nurse administrators, case managers, unlicensed assistive personnel and involved hospital administrators. It is also important to include the acute care physicians, so that they are aware of the problem and intervention on a collaborative basis. A series of lunch and learn sessions, where staff members from each acute care shift can be exposed to the problem (including the prevalence of HAPUs in the acute care setting), the Braden Scale Screening solution, as well as an overview of benefits, costs and savings. This would be an opportunity to gain rapport with staff, and gain traction with early-adopters who will be key to ensuring a culture of taking the intervention seriously, as well as following the protocols and reporting procedures. That meeting would then be followed by a more specific presentation that will detail the steps of the assessment and intervention process with the staff nurses during a formal in-service training that should be able to be conducted in two to three hours. The use of a video or graphic
The healthcare industry generates a great amount of data every day, as a form of record keeping, patient care, compliance, and regulatory requirements. Just a decade ago, all this data was stored in the form of hard copy form, now it is rapidly transforming to digital data which is called EMR (Electronic Medical Record). The digitalization of the healthcare has not just reduced cost of care, but also improved quality of care due to the abundance data that organizations receive from the EMR to identify the flaws in their system.
The Joint Commission’s tracer methodology is used to ensure compliance standards are met, as well as to “trace” and document the level of care provided to patients in order to make improvements to the facility’s health care delivery system. Patients requiring services that utilize the entire continuum of care spectrum are selected in an effort to gather sufficient information needed to identify areas with potential risks and safety concerns. As the patients’ course of care progresses across the system, Joint Commission surveyors evaluate each department 's policy and procedure on data management, infection control and medication management process.
Technology and the evolution of Electronic Health Records is an improvement to the efficiency and the effectiveness of how healthcare providers record, communicate and process patient information. According to Practice Fusion, “since 2005, the focus of Practice Fusion is expanding the ability to aggregate clinical data and share it meaningfully, by helping to make healthcare better for everyone. To improve clinical decision, support to tracking Meaningful Use, and provide insight that deliver better, safer and more efficient
Patients rely on health care professionals and institutional organizations for their safety, quality, and well-beings. Nurses are the frontline at the patient bedside, supporting the physician diagnosis and carry out arrays of medical orders for our patients. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report in 1999 titled: “To Err is Human” that revealed a significant amount of medical errors made in healthcare industries mutually conveyed and otherwise (Wakefield, 2008). Medical errors are projected to trigger more demise yearly than all other debilitating ailments combined. For approximately over a decade now patient safety and quality have grown to be a health
In order to make a spreadsheet for over 20,000 patients who were all seen in the emergency room in 2009, Stanford contracted Multi-Specialty Collection Services (MSCS) who would be in charge of creating the spreadsheet for them. This spreadsheet contained patient’s names, diagnoses numbers, admission and discharge dates, and billing
Since the addition of Crossing the Quality Chasm six aims of quality patient care was created by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there has been a significant change in the effectiveness and condition of patient care. Before this report came out in 2001, health care providers did not realize that they were not providing proper care to patients in addition to disorganization and complexity of standards of care. The IOM was able to determine that, “failure of system processes, poor communication, and unhealthy work environments contribute to medical errors, ineffective delivery of care, and stress among health professionals” (Winterbottom 2012). It is essential for patients to feel
There are many different aspects of Advance Practice Nursing (APN) make that make the nursing profession unique and valuable. The competencies that comprise each advanced practice nursing discipline are vital in creating a solid foundation for clinical nursing. They prepare you to conquer challenges in the clinical setting and cultivate innovation to establish processes for clinical practice.