Day-4 clinical experience, I was scheduled to stay in the surgery/OR department to watch some procedure. The surgery/OR department is completely different than Med-Surg department. Nurses who work in the OR department seems very busy and fast when they do the patient assessment on the arrival to the department. In this department, the number-one priority nursing care I have seen was patient safety and requires teamwork and interprofessional collaboration. Because surgery is invasive and involves exposure to various anesthetic agents and drugs, and other environmental hazards, complications are common.
(2017) shows that healthcare providers often experience negative emotional repercussions from moral distress in the ICU, and patient care is frequently perceived as being negatively affected. In addition, the same study reveals that nurses and other health care providers in the intensive care unit are more likely to leave their job due to moral distress as compared to other hospital settings. Research has shown that moral distress and ethical issues can have profound impacts on health care providers, such as patient safety, workplace dissatisfaction, and emotional suffering. As a practicing ICU nurse, I also have my fair share of moral distress, and I often feel powerless or even angry when I am unable to practice according to my ethical standards. Moral distress was the last subject on my mind when I took the position in the intensive
It was a medical mistake, should the doctor be accountable? The concept of medical errors and doctor accountability is usually asked about and will be further discussed. Countless protocols and hospital policies the doctors and other health professionals follow to help the patient heal and prevent any medical mistakes are present . In some cases, these protocols and policies are not followed like they are supposed to, causing patient harm. These errors are most of the time blamed on other healthcare professionals other than the doctor.
These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
Miscommunication in the healthcare setting can lead to sever life threatening situations that I have seen personally. Communication between clinicians and patients should be the number one focus point. This is how some of the best treatments and diagnosis are done through communication. If medical professional do not properly communicate with other clinicians it can lead to errors in diagnosis the patient. For example, if a patient comes in unresponsive and the person who is with them at the time knows little English and trying to explain what medicine the patient is allergic too and this is where the language barrier comes into to
• Unsecure feeling of GP doctors. • Lack of commitment from management. I noticed during a meeting with the staff that the specialists felt frustrated and that affect their performance..Regarding the referral system , it needs management commitment and a help from primary health care center because it will be very effective if the referral system work in applicable manner. A referral system that the patient referred from the health care organization to another, depending on the doctor's decision according to the patient needs. While in the city of Sur the referral system consists of these steps: First step: Patient goes to primary health care center and examined by GP doctors.
The power issue between patients and nurses can cause some patients not to avail of health care services (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Trust is an important aspect of nursing and has been the focus of nursing theory and research (Rortveit K. et al. 2015). Trust is seen to be essential between the healthcare professional and the patients (Rortveit
Nursing Shortage is a problem we all should be aware of. There are many factors that may lead to a nursing shortage, such as having stressful and unsafe working environments, and our nurses are being overworked. This is a problem we should be aware of because it is affecting the patient care. Nurses, would not have enough time to stay with a patient if they have more patients to worry about. Nurses play a big role in our hospitals and communities.
Health care is a very important factor in people’s lives. There is high demand in health care services in Thailand that many times hospitals have to transfer their patients to other hospitals when they can’t handle the extra number of patients. The major concerning area about this event is that all of the hospitals work and operate differently and have different ways to do their jobs. There is no standard between the hospital information systems and it can have negative impact on the quality of patient information in the systems, such as duplications, syntax errors and many nonstandard abbreviations. All in all, these problems are important to consider reducing because they have effects on operations in hospital and can cause decrease of patient visits, inefficiency in information management and increase of costs.
Advocacy Caregivers act as an advocate on behalf of patients when they are not able to speak for themselves. They support patient 's preferences for treatment, and serve as a bridge between them and doctors. They even advocate certain treatment or therapy that they feel could benefit the patient. Health monitoring How patient is coping with the treatment is essential. Since doctors cannot monitor their conditions regularly as they have to treat many patients, this job is done by caregivers.