Many individuals say that pain is what the patient says, and it occurs wherever the patient says it does. Pain assessment can be complicated, subjective, an unpleasant experience and it sometimes cannot be explained. It means different things or levels to different people. Some believe there is no correct or incorrect responses to pain. As a surgery nurse, we evaluate our patients for pain behaviors, such as facial grimacing, agitation, rubbing painful areas, increased heart rates, raised blood pressures, shaking and anxiety.
Managers in the health information department are in a prime spot to guide their peers to a greater level of compliance and therefore, a lesser risk of legal consquences. Per the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA): Health information management (HIM) is the practice of acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care. It is a combination of business, science, and information technology. (AHIMA, 2018) HIM professionals, therefore, can use many tools, such as auditing, to discover areas where compliance is lacking and in turn use targeted education to help prevent any
Pathological changes become increasingly prevalent and prevention of tissue destruction becomes exceedingly difficult1. Typically, treatment of the diabetic foot is conservative management involving offloading, however, surgical intervention is enlisted in order to
Patient care is a complicated process with multiple providers requiring healthcare providers to constantly balance and process information in a setting where there are multiple demands and constant interruption. It has been discovered that poor communication handovers have resulted in adverse events, delays in treatment, redundancies that impact efficiencies and effectiveness, and low patient and healthcare provider satisfaction (Patterson & Wears, 2010). After surveying this 160 bed short term facility in Eastern Long Island, it was evident that end-of-shift report was an issue. This facility is known to have preventable errors due
The use of alarm in healthcare is one of the key technology of improving the safety of patients. Alarms can help save individual patient’s life when providers respond to it, and can avoid fatal consequences when used properly. With the benefits of alarms in healthcare, there are also disadvantages of having one. One disadvantage is called alarm fatigue. Alarm fatigue is “a sensory overload when clinicians are exposed to an excessive number of alarms, which can result in desensitization to alarms and missed alarms.” (Sendelbach & Funk, 2013).
Both internal and external conflict can take an emotional toll on a patient who is dealing with the psychological and physiological effects of addiction. Also, these patients lose their able to function normally, and some healthcare personnel perceive their behaviors as deliberately preformed causing an excessive amount of stigma. Addiction leaves patients having to manage the pain and suffering of not being in control of their own bodies without much guidance of healthcare personnel. However, patients would not have to persevere through addition consequences of addiction if professionals – especially pharmacists – had enhanced education of addiction which would possibly alleviate
Medical error is one of the most preventable adverse effects of care that is harmful to the patient, with radiology attributing for a significant percentage. Medical errors can happen in a health system when a patient is given inaccurate or complete diagnosis that might lead to injury, disease, infection, and even death of the patient. There are many causes for medical errors such as, miscommunication between the treating provider and the patient, having surgery at the wrong site, wrong interpretation of imaging studies, medication side effects, and nonsomical infections. One of the most liable specialties to be sued for medical negligence for failure to diagnose is radiology. Radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose and treat diseases seen inside the body.
Scholarly Paper on Use of Restraints In the Health care system it is important to provide best quality care in a safe environment and ensure dignity of care. So, interventions like using restraints on patient is necessary to ensures patient safety as well as safety of others. (Crozer Ketstone, 2009). “Restraints are physical, chemical or environmental measures used to control the physical or behavioural activity of a person or a portion of his or her body” (CNO, 2017). The extensive use of restraints is an issue of increasing concern in today’s nursing practice.
It is often triggered by patient care situations where healthcare workers believe that their actions may not make a difference in a patient, or they are experiencing problems with the system, such as heavy patient assignments, extra workdays, or high acuity. Healthcare workers may also overlook serious patient symptoms or identify with the patients. The symptoms involved with compassion fatigue are cognitive, emotional, behavioral, spiritual and somatic. Cognitive symptoms include; apathy, rigidity, lowered concentration, preoccupation with trauma, disorientation, and minimization. Emotionally the healthcare giver becomes anxious, angry, numb, fearful, depleted, depressed, powerless and helpless.