An Advance directive serves as an important set of documents for any individual to have but even more so, for older adults who may potentially be at an even greater risk of hospitalization. Every competent adult has the legal right to be informed of the purpose, benefits, risks, and alternatives of any medical treatment to be given, along with the right to refuse any medical procedures (American Cancer Society, 2015). Advance directive allows for choices regarding medical care to be within a patient’s control and for ease in decision making of circumstances, where unwanted medical treatments and procedures would be used in effort to preserve life at any cost. This legal document also helps to alleviate the burden potentially felt by a patient’s family. As seen with the legal case of Terri Schiavo, a young woman who at 27 years old lived in a persistent vegetative state as a result of cardiac arrest, went through a publicized legal battle between her husband and family to determine whether to discontinue the use of tube feeding (Annas, 2005, p. 2).
All interventions that were completed need to be included and who was notified as a result of the event. The details of all of equipment used in the event should be detailed even if it was not assumed to be at fault. The serial and model number of the IV pump should be written in this report. Any patient statements should be used with direct quotations and also be documented thoroughly. Doctrine of Respondeat Superior The doctrine of respondeat superior is law with the principle that a hospital is vicariously liable for its employee’s negligence which allows the patient/plaintiff to bring a lawsuit against the nurse, hospital, or both (Giordano, 2003).
Recommendations • Continuous patient education should be incorporated in to clinical activities at all clinic locations. This is to enlighten patients on the activities that can adversely affect the accuracy of body composition estimation, when carried out just before visit to the clinics. This will help in maintaining industrial standard. • Specialists taking the body composition estimation should be trained on the importance of adhering strictly to the acceptable protocols of patients check-in and preparation for body composition estimation. They should be hold accountable for any breach in protocols.
Therefore, it is important for health care organizations to be prepared to adopt eMedicine. Second, the medical apps endanger the privacy of personal and medical information of the patients. For some people easy access to care is more important and on the contrary, for some privacy is the priority. Health care managers need to reassure that the application of eMedicine will not increase the chances of fraud and misuse of the confidential information. Third, high-cost patients like dual-eligible- both enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid- consume most of the health care resources.
According to an article published by Professional Liability Advocate, “The metadata … compiled into an audit trail … shows the date, time and user who accessed a patient’s chart. It even shows whether the user created or added to an existing record.” If an electronic medical record is altered or amended without indicating that the changes are a late entry, the plaintiff’s attorney will find out. As seen in the example above, this results in negative outcomes for both the case’s defense and the healthcare provider’s
Savannah- “The main quality of an HMO is that a patient must first see a primary care physician and be referred before they can see a specialist.” It is highly important to encourage/recommend people to visit a primary care provider before going to a specialist. It could potentially save a patient time and money. Of course not everyone have the fund to receive care from a doctor office. With the help of managed care and other medical service these requirements could eventually maintain the balance between the cost and quality of care. Yes, my dad always complains about having PPO insurance and how it cost so much.
The function I chose to discuss is...”Clinical Coding of Diagnoses and Procedures” Clinical coding… is the process of assigning numeric or alphanumeric classifications to a diagnostic or procedural statement. This function is used for billing and payment purposes, as well as for research and quality performance reviews. Medical billing and coding specialist are the glue that holds together every healthcare facility… healthcare providers can 't stay in business without the help of good billers and coders, because without them the facility doesn’t get paid. Traditionally in the past, billers have either been trained on the job or have been medical coders who do both the coding and billing. However, there is a shortage of billing/coders
Discerning the best person to act as your agent is very important. This person should be included in your planning from the beginning. Ask them to assist you with reviewing existing insurance policies to see if the policy will cover the cost of future care. Solicit their assistance with your finances. Introduce your agent to your financial advisor.
In a pharmacy malpractice lawsuit, the elements of the case must include the following: the pharmacist had a duty of care, the pharmacist breached the duty of care, the breach proximately caused harm to the patient, and damages are the result (Milenkovich). Pharmacists are responsible to distribute the appropriate medication to patients, who trust their proficiency and knowledge. Prescription errors happens everyday, causing many sickness, wrongful death and injuries. Pharmacist who works in clinics, drugstores, and hospitals are well trained to dispense medication and have
All members must be educated on the different roles and functions of all positions. Tensions, misunderstandings, and conflicts caused by differences of opinions and interests can interfere with effective interdisciplinary communications (Lancaster et al., 2015). While this study was performed in a hospital setting, I wonder if the results would be the same in a clinic? It is not unusual for a physician or an APRN in a clinic to only have a UAP working with them. As patient loads are increasing and providers have less time to interact with the patient, it is essential to include all feedback from the UAP.
Most hospitals today send out a patient satisfaction survey so that the patients can reflect on their past visit and be transparent about whether they feel they were given quality care. The patient needs to know that without a doubt, that they will be given the best quality care. If a medication error accidentally takes place, it should be identified, acknowledged and there must be a corrective action
Everyday I work with patients in the hospital from all types of different backgrounds; as a health care provider, constantly seeing patients who feel like there’s no hope in their life, is devastating. Euthanasia should be legal in the United States to eliminate patients from undergoing suffering from an incurable or terminal disease. Healthcare is currently in transition of allowing more states to be able to have euthanasia performed on them because patients are no longer willing to suffer from these untreatable conditions. More people need to be informed on this procedure, the risks of it, and how to determine if someone is able to get this approved by a doctor or physician. This procedure involves the deliberate taking of a person 's life, assisted by a physician who will prescribe this patient to do so themselves.