According to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel (2011), there are several specific values and ethical competencies to follow. The ethical considerations are related to providing safe and appropriate care to all patients. This follows the core competency of providing respect and privacy to patients while maintaining confidentiality
Dress down day, also known as casual Friday, is a day in which employees are allowed to wear casual attire. While dress-down day maybe appropriate for some occupations it should not be practiced in the healthcare setting. Healthcare professionals should always be dressed professional as they are providing a service to people who may be having a potential life-threatening situation. In the book “If Disney Ran Your Hospital 91/2 Things You Would Do Differently” the author tells a story about a nurse coming into the waiting room dressed as a clown to tell the parents that their child passed away during surgery on Halloween. The parents were justifiably distraught and requested a meeting with the CEO of the hospital. The CEO was deeply upset and stopped dress down day. He did not want to chance another encounter like that could happen again. Patients rely heavily on their healthcare providers to guide them through the medical process. Professional dress will help to establish trust between the patient and the health care provider. If the provider is not able to obtain the confidence of the patient it my have a negative impact on the patient’s willingness to follow the plan of care. When the healthcare provider is dressed professionally and is easily recognizable it helps to decrease the level of stress and anxiety of the patient.
The Physician Assistant (PA) is an essential component of a medical staff. Their duties include, Examining and treating patients, ordering and interpreting diagnostics, educating patients, and promoting overall health and wellness (“Physicians Assistants”. (2015, December 17). Retrieved May 26, 2016, from http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physician-assistants.htm). Physician Assistants work in many different areas of medicine under the direct supervision of a primary care physician. However, in some cases, the physician assistant can perform autonomously. Being a physician assistant is typically full-time work and at times can be physically and emotionally demanding. A prospective PA must be able to work long hours on their feet, have good
Urinary incontinence, the loss of bladder control, can also be called enuresis is a problem with many different age groups. This is caused by sympathetic dysfunction. Sympathetic dysfunction affects many systems of the body such as the the cardiovascular, reproductive, and even urinary. Enuresis is a medical term used more towards children meaning involuntary urination, referred to bedwetting most of the time (Silverthorn, 2013). The International Continence Society defines incontinence as “a condition in which involuntary loss of urine is a social or hygienic problem and is objectively demonstrated (Viktrup, 1993).” Incontinence is also very common once a woman becomes pregnant and throughout postpartum. Postpartum is the six week period
As an integral part of the healthcare team, nursing has evolved tremendously. In Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies a picture was painted of what the future of nursing looks like. From my own opinion I do feel that a reform or evolution in nursing education is required to create competent nurses of the future. Current nursing school programs are academic heavy with an emphasis on skills. While growing competency in clinical skills is necessary, there is much more to the future of nursing than being highly skilled. It is time to distinguish not just skills, but characteristics of a successful nurse of the future. This is a nurse who will be well rounded with the tools and resources to help guide healthcare and the patient experience
The career that interest me right now is the medical assistant position. A medical assistant can specialize in different kind of medical assistants. Some options consist of administrative, clinical and ophthalmic. According to my scores of the O*NET Interest Profiler the kind of medical assistant that would best suit my interest is the clinical medical assistant. Clinical medical assistant’s duties vary from office work to hands-on work with patients. Because I live in Wisconsin, I am able to assist physicians with instruction, preparing specimens and maintaining exam rooms under the supervision of the physician (Wisconsin Society of Medical Assistants, 2015). My interest are working with children and youth; I feel in this field I would be comfortable working in any clinic, private practice or nonprofit organization that work with children. With having a manager background, I did a lot of teaching and training. I enjoyed this part of my job and got praise the detail of my training. I would like to obtain a career in teaching, instructing or training.
I decided to change my career path to become a medical administrative assistant. I started to research several online colleges, and soon realized that Bryant & Stratton College was offering a course that would meet my educational needs to get my degree as a medical administrative assistant. My desire to become, a medical administrative assistant is to become, a part of a fast growing health care field, and to benefit from earning a great salary, and career advancement possibilities.
The Author of this Assignment is a Health Care Assistant (HCA) student who is on work experience in a short stay hospital. For the purpose of this essay the author will highlight the skills that are involved in assisting a patient with bingo. The author will place emphasis on the communication, safety, and the promotion of independence with the patient throughout helping them with their activity. The author will also place emphasis on the importance of preserving the patient’s privacy and dignity throughout assisting the patient with bingo.
Growing up in Eastern Europe in the midst of the social and political turmoil, I learned very early that success in life depends on the availability of opportunity coupled with personal efforts, determination, and hard work. I was inspired by the “American Dream,” which, ultimately, became a part of my dreams and aspirations. Coming to the United States opened up that door of opportunities I had desired for so long. Having no family or source of financial support in the foreign country, I completed the Basic Life Support course and became an Emergency Medical Technician. Working on the front-line of Emergency Services, I enjoyed that rush of adrenaline of being able to provide medical aid and emotional support to the people in the worst times
Elimination of liquid and solid waste products is normal routine and ordinary, except a change in habits or illness arises. Changes in bowel or bladder may be signs of illness or may be change of habit (drinking or eating). These changes may cause an illness. Assessing the patient’s products of elimination (urine and/or faces), assisting the clients who is facing a problem with these functions, observing his/her bladder and bowel function are essential nursing responsibilities.
At my physician office, the staff always dress and act professionally. I have been going to my physician since I was 6, I have even job shadowed my physician. I do not recall a time my physician or his staff has ever been unprofessional. They are always dressed in scrubs or business casual. As a medical assistant, you can ensure your professional appearance by a few steps:
In 1924, a biology teacher, M.M. Mandl came to conclusion that physicians needed someone who could help them with the administrative side. M.M. Mandl immediately informed the Mandl School for Doctor’s Assistants. The school then started training students the administrative and clinical roles that took place in a doctor’s office. In 1955, Kansas held a meeting with fifteen other states to discuss the establishment of a national organization to help spread the word about what a medical assistant does and focus on professionalizing the medical assistant career. The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) became a national organization a year later. Then nursing came along. Most people who were sick stayed at home while friends and
Discuss: This person verifies the type of benefits the patient has to cover medically necessary procedures. This allows the patient to know what the financial responsibility will be before the procedure is done. It also lets the practice know if part or all of the financial responsibility need to be taken care of up front. This is not only beneficial financially but the verifier also works on behalf of patient care by ensuring the patient get all benefits allowed for needed procedures. Communication skills are a definite asset in this position.
Medical Office Assistant has many responsibilities. Medical Office Assistant is the heartbeat of a medical office or hospital. Being a Medical Office Assistant involves assisting the administrative by handling clerical and clinical duties. Some duties are filing medical records and maintaining the front office such as keeping everything organized and answering the phone. Handling final payments, medical records, scheduling, final management are other duties of a Medical Office Assistant. More importantly, the Medical Office Assistant first impression can make a person’s experience go well. When a person enters a doctor’s office or hospital the first person they see is the Medical Office Assistant. They can work in many different places such
Ever wondered what a medical assistant does everyday? Ever thought of going to school and becoming one? Learn about what a medical assistant does, how to become one and why they are so important. Also how to continue to more education and become something even higher! Things like a RN and LPN is higher and can continue from even there. I will also talk about why being a medical assistant is so important and why they are important to other people. So as reading will learn all the things will need to know to become a medical assistant.