Case scenario (Appendix A) depicted. According to (ASHP guidelines on preventing medication errors in hospitals, 1993) medication error should be classified for a better management of interventions. Level-0 being potential errors to Level-6 for an error that occurred that resulted in patient death. Firstly, and most important, the author will have to verbally inform the patient and/or caregiver of the medication error and nursing manager on duty. Patient has the right to know of any event pertaining to them.
Not to mention termination from their present position. The hospital system has to repair its damaged reputation while at the same time prepare to defend itself against potential civil/criminal lawsuits. There are too many incidences were an organization is liable for HIPAA
As a nursing student, I need to ensure I am performing my tasks, including perineal care, to the highest standard, and addressing areas of concern that I observe during my shifts. As mentioned by Marshall & Bailey (2008), incontinence can greatly impact the quality of life of a patient, as well as increases their risk of potential perineal skin breakdown. Improper perineal care following incontinence can lead to painful skin irritation, UTIs, and pressure sores. Frequent monitoring, and management of incontinence are the first steps in appropriate management. Seeing as I was diligent in observing and reporting the incident of improper perineal care, I was able to follow these crucial first steps in preventing a potential UTI in this geriatric patient.
In fact, the very first duties of a physician are to take care, protect, take reasonable actions of care, and be more cautious and careful while diagnosing or checking for diseases. Thus, when we talk about medical centres, we mean everything related to health care services like radiology, cardiology, and blood testing for example. These services should be carefully and responsibly provided. For our present instance, we will be more concerned with clinical negligence to the practice of radiology. As it has already been discussed in this paper, physicians are responsible for any clinical negligence that may cause harm or injury to the patient.
The nurse along with other members of the healthcare team then determines the urgency of the nursing diagnoses identified and prioritises care as appropriate. They should initially be prioritised by immediate needs of airway, breathing and circulation (Ackley and Ladwig, 2014). All of John’s actual and potential nursing diagnoses were identified by the author. The author then prioritised John’s care and determined a priority diagnosis of ‘ineffective breathing pattern related to effects of anaesthesia’. This priority diagnosis was appropriate as it followed the theory of prioritising the immediate needs of airway, breathing and circulation.
(750 words) The HCPC standards of conduct performance and ethics (SCPE) briefly mentioned in part a) set a broad expectation of the type of behaviours health professionals require (HCPC, 2016). Any complaints made by the service user or members of staff about treatment/ healthcare professionals will be compared to the SCPE to allow the HCPC to check if they were treated with the required standards. Thus, suitable disciplinary action can be given; preventing the public being at risk. Standard 5 of the SCPE states that a health professional must respect the confidentiality of a service user’s information. Furthermore, to disclose this information the physiotherapist must have permission from the service user and if the law allows.
Nurses face ethical dilemma in everyday situation about the advance directives and end of life care decisions. Nurses needs to educate the patients that advance directive can be done whether younger or older age, whether one healthy or sick. Another necessary information is that advance directives can be changes at any time according to their wish. If the medical record states the patient has an advance directive, make sure a copy of the patient's advance directive is in the patient's medical record. Also make sure that if a patient has more than one type of advance directive, copies of all of the patient's advance directive are in the medical record.
The plaintiff has suffered an injury due to his breach. And in case of medical negligence mostly the doctor is the defendant. Negligence is predominantly a theory of liability concerning allegations of medical malpractice, making this type of litigation part of the Tort Law. Civil liability and medical negligence Negligence is the breach of a legal duty to care. It means carelessness in a matter in which the law mandates carefulness.
Victims need proper support and the offenders need to have discipline in order to correct this issue. Based on the article, Impact of Workplace of Workplace Mistreatment on Patient Safety Risk and Nurse-Assed Patient Outcomes, suggest that organizations should have a zero tolerance policy and to
Case Managers are a very important factor throughout a patients stay in the hospital. Case managers work with a very wide range of people who differ in age, health issues, and even in difficult situations. Case managers must decrease the hospitalization of the patient and also decrease the over use of services, while still keeping in mind that the patient has everything they need to have a successful and positive outcome after being discharged. A case manager has many roles, one might say that “when implemented at its finest exemplar, is the nursing process on steroids” (Zander, 2002). Case manager must also have certain skills, like organization skills, time management, communication skills, compassion, and problem solving skills.
Michaela P. Capulong NU 333-01: Physical Assessment for the Nursing Professional June 29, 2015 Journal 7 When I do my assessment on admission, I always include the assessment findings that I expect to be abnormal if the patient has definite cardiovascular problem. I notify the MD and the nurse practitioner immediately if I find abnormal findings or values. I ensure to chart the education and the correction in response of the abnormal findings. In addition to that, tests and labs should be done to rule out problems. It is essential to know the patient’s health history before conducting the physical exam.