The performance of all this nursing skill will prevent patient complications such as hospital-acquired infections. Scenario Analysis Questions PCC What priority problem(s) did you identify for Rashid Ahmed? What information led to identification of the priority problems? Mr. Ahmed was diagnosed with dehydration and hypokalemia, which required close checking on his vital sings, input and output. As well constantan respiratory, neurological and cardiovascular assessments.
Knowledge and assessment skills are required to improve the patient safety (4, 17-19). Clinical pharmacist can play an important role in nurse training as an effective method to reduce food-drug interactions in hospitals (18). However, we found that patients who instructed by nurses were also at high risk for potential food-drug interactions. It means that they do not pay enough attention to nurse recommendation. But they should know that communicating with physicians and pharmaceutical consultants seems to be an effective ways to preventing food-drug interaction interactions (19).
The morality of Healthcare acquired infections has increased tremendously whereas; both inpatient and outpatient clients have been infected during a hospital visit. These infections has weaken the sick which may lead to additional medications, or surgery, and extended hospital stay. According to (CDC 2002), healthcare acquired infections are result of unhygienic practices in medical field. This includes ambulatory surgical centers, hospice center, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Most common infections that plague the healthcare is Clostridium Difficule (C.diff) that lives in the intestinal tract which causes a sereve case of diarrhea.
Because the severity of cystic fibrosis may vary from person to person, patients work closely with their doctors and have a treatment tailored to their own unique circumstances. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the goals of cystic fibrosis treatment is “preventing and controlling lung infections, loosening and removing thick, sticky mucus from the lungs, preventing or treating blockages in the intestines, providing enough nutrition, and preventing dehydration” (INSERT NHLB CITATION HERE). In the traditional cystic fibrosis care model; it is recommended that a patient visit a cystic fibrosis care center at least quarterly during the year. At the care center, respiratory cultures are obtained, dual-energy c-ray absorptiometry is performed, chest x-rays, lab work for blood, and a complete spirometry evaluation is done (INSERT LIVE LONGER ARTICLE CITATION). Patients with cystic fibrosis might also partake in chest physical therapy, which is therapy in which your chest and back are pounded constantly with a device or hands in order to loosen up the mucus in the lungs so that the mucus can be coughed out.
all laboratories that perform moderate- and high-complexity tests as identified by CLIA ’88 must participate in a proficiency testing program. Proficiency testing programs measure test. Before collecting a specimen, you must first be sure you have the right patient. Proper patient identification is an essential part of good laboratory practice. You do not want to collect a blood sample from someone who only needs a urinalysis.
To effectively undertake this task, nurses need to pad the areas that will have pressure in the course of surgical pressures in the body of the patient. Nurses also need to be taught and trained on how to ensure proper positioning of patients to prevent further injuries of the nerves when undergoing surgical procedures as these can cause additional pain, suffering, treatment and hospitalization of the patient (Keall et al., 2015, p.235). Some common complications a patient is likely to experience after developing a pressure ulcer within the operating room include septic arthritis, cellulites, necrotizing and septicemia. This condition can be very threatening to the life of the patient (Gabbett, 2016). A pressure ulcer could lead to infected joint replacement in case a patient had a joint replacement which would call for antibiotic treatments that can result in a joint revision surgery if the treatments are unsuccessful.
Evidence based practice is a big part of the medical field and what we as nurses use to take care of patients in the hospital. An example would be the sterilization technique of catheterization and the importance of pericare before inserting a catheter into a patient. Sterilization technique ensures that there is no introduction of bacterial agents that may cause serious infectious such as sepsis, and death. Even if a nurse is using the best devices, it does not matter without proper sanitary care (The Fight Against UTIs Continues, 2011). Pericare is an essential component of caring for a patient with a catheter.
A wound is a disorder in the normal anatomical structure and function of living tissue which may be caused by physical, chemical, microbiological or immunological injury. Globally wounds also represent a significant burden on the patients and health care professionals or givers. Wound infection is also significant in that they are the most common nosocomial infection (Orrett, 2002) . Infection of the wound is the successful invasion, and proliferation by one or more organisms anywhere within the body’s sterile tissues and sometimes accompanied with pus formation (Calvin, 1998).Wound infection may result to prolong hospital stay, delay wound healing, increases cost of health care and morbidity in surgical patients (Orrett, 2002).. Wound infection with multiple organisms may even result to multiple organ failure or death of the patient when it becomes chronic.
To encourage that procedure, we must furnish individuals with fitting data. Medical nurses have a key part in giving that data as health instructing. Medical nurses are profoundly taught, experienced health experts who are open through numerous settings. At the point when medical caretakers are working inside of a health promotion display, each connection with a customer can be an instructive mediation. Case in point, while changing the dressing of a diabetic foot ulcer, there is the chance to examine glucose testing and diabetic control.