Medication communication between nurses and patients during nursing handovers on medical wards: A critical ethnographic study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 49, 941-952. doi: 10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2012.02.008 This article focuses mainly on medication communication during handovers. They involved both patients and nurses. They found that poor organization of handovers, location of the handover and interruptions during the handover all interfered with the handover and potentially affected medication safety. Maxson, Pamela M., Derby, Kelly M., Wrobleski, Diane M., Foss, Diane M.. (2012).
W5 Application: Patient Safety Risks Nursing Home Setting This paper will focus on geriatric patients group with increased fall risk at nursing homes. A nursing home is chosen by as the selected healthcare setting. Nursing homes are not only for geriatric population, but for anyone who requires 24-hours care. Nursing homes focus their services for people who cannot be cared at home. Most nursing homes have nursing aides and skilled nurses on hand 24 hours a day.
We also helped nurses in each floor if they had any questions about how to handle a patient with pressure ulcers. We also did many in services with new products to treat and prevent pressure ulcers. We monitored the pressure ulcers if they were community, hospital, or unit acquired and then, the manager of the Wound Care Program had to send all this information quarterly to the NDNQI, and if we found many patients with newly hospital acquired pressure ulcers the Wound Care Program manager and her team had to implement a plan with new ideas to lower the pressure ulcers in the floors, and to educate the nurses and techs in order to be more successful in prevention of pressure ulcers because the treatment can be
There are several practices involves the successful implementation of change. Various difficult decisions and a broad perspective support are required to overcome employee’s natural instincts to protect their company or function First, downsize is best controlled that associates reducing the size of the organization. Second, specific inefficient areas and high cost need to be identified and targeted. Third, specific actions should be associated to the organization’s strategy. Employees need to be communicated consistently that restructuring process are as part of a plan to enhance the organization’s performance.
efficiency and competency of nurses. 1.2 Problem Statement Previous study has shown that the two factors that affect the patient satisfaction level was (a) overall staff and (b) nursing care (Boslaugh et al., 2009). Another study by Schmidt (2004) demonstrated that nursing care quality directs an impact on each outcome of the patient outcome. A study conducted by Lubna Abdel Wahab Elsidig where she did her research on ‘Patient Satisfaction among Inpatient of Medical Wards at University of Malaya Medical Centre’ in year 2002 concluded that the patients rated the nursing care as average even when the hospital was having a shortage of nurses. Therefore, the researcher would like to do another research on the same population adding the population of surgical wards after more than 10 years of the previous research done.
Introduction The evolution of change is important to an organization in order to explore new opportunities, allow employees to be creative while learning new ideas and skills, and ultimately help to give an organization a competitive edge over adversaries in their field. Change allows an organization to keep up with economic conditions and advancing technology, while helping an organization’s growth opportunities and the needs of its customer base. Change is never easy for any business. An organization’s transitional change process will gain resistance from people within an organization who are use of old policies and technology (Carroll, 2002). People who resist change are those who feel that the changes will only make things worse as time
With the nature of globalization and intricacy of organizational structures, change management is currently indispensable to create a constructive climate which is significant to employees’ fulfillment and production levels eventhough , it may face initial resistance.Labor force of most ostentatious organizations in this era regularly accomplish their jobs in manifold teams while reporting to several bosses that are possibly scattered across the world and branches hence the need to uphold clear focus, constructing the indispensable technical capacity, effective communication and implementing strategies to handle resistance to appropriate change so as to prevent employees from becoming frustrated if their roles and responsibilities are ambiguous
Team outputs are determined, to a large extent, on how effectively every senior officer in charge of it performs this integrative role. Importance of team work Individuals may have learnt from their experience. This learning might be in the form of new ideas or insights that are valuable in coping better with the changing context. But, this learning may not get transferred to the team. If individual ideas and insights do not get translated into group ideas and insights, the final actions and initiatives do not get positively influenced.
The objectives could be short term and long term.Short term objectives will ensure that the program is on the right track whereas long term objectives will help in forming the big picture. 2.Prepare for ChangeThe organization may have to make few changes in terms of its rules,regulations,values etc.The change is essential for the successful implementation of KM.It is better to plan this approach well in advance inorder to reduce any negative impact caused by the change. 3 Define High-Level ProcessImplementing KM is a lengthy process which consists of many activities.For the smooth functioning of KM, organizations should lay out a high level KM process 4 Determine and Prioritize Technology Needs.The next step is to maintain technology needs.The organization should make a wise choice by understanding the cost and uses of each type of technology in the
This involves identifying what resources are required and gaining support from employees and stakeholders. Getting others onboard with your decision is a key component of executing your plan effectively, so be prepared to address any questions or concerns that may arise. Monitoring and evaluating An often-overlooked but important step in the decision making process is evaluating your decision for effectiveness. Ask yourself what you did well and what can be improved next time. Common Challenges of Decision Making Although following the steps outlined above will help you make more effective decisions, there are some difficulties to look out for.