A variety of devices and techniques are available for IV therapy such as an infusion pump, syringe pump, mini infusion pump and IV piggyback/tandem. Large volumes of fluid require an infusion pump this is so the nursing staff can control both the rate and amount of fluid or medication that is given to a patient. The amount of fluid or medication that needs to be delivered to a patient can be set on an hourly basis over a period of hours in total, or until the bag of fluid has finished and another one hung up (Koutoukidis, Stainton, Hughson, 2013, p 452). An infusion pump could be used for a dehydrated patient that will require more than one bag of fluids. Using an infusion pump to control the amount of fluid/medication the patient is to receive also assists in preventing circulatory overload (Koutoukidis et al, 2013, p 452). …show more content…
An example of a mini infusion pump is an insulin pump for diabetic kids, and a syringe pump can be used for palliative patients in the hospital setting and nursing homes. These devices are used to reduce the need for repeated injections that would be required especially for children that have diabetes. Also these devices allow for the patient to maintain independence and the ability to carry on with life with little interruption. For the palliative patient the syringe pump may be used as the patient cannot take oral medication or refuses to take oral medication, are nauseated or vomiting or is
By installing a pneumatic delivery system, the hospital system could have the licensed caregivers focus more time on providing excellent care to our patients. There are some noted concerns that using a pneumatic tube system for laboratory specimen delivery may increase the risk of hemolysis in a blood sample (Lima-Oliveira et al., 2014). However, this risk of hemolysis does not pose a substantial harm to patients and is clinically insignificant in the vast majority of cases. This is particularly true in the case of the Alvin C. York Medical Center as the units that would utilize the pneumatic tube system are units that do not serve patients with acute medical conditions. The delay that currently exists due to the extended length of time it takes to transport a specimen from one side of the campus to the other is likely more of a detriment to patient care as the risk of hemolysis from rapid
Your research question is one most nurses have questioned at some point in their career. I have felt the feeling of annoyance and dread when starting my shift and realizing that my elderly patient has an IV that was placed 4 days ago, and per policy it must be changed today. Sticking the patient again for a new IV seems cruel when the old is still functioning correctly. Many times, I have questioned if the benefits really outweigh the risks of starting a new IV simply because the old is expired.
Heads the Surgical team in ensuring the safe movement of sterile supplies; monitoring of appropriate temp and humidity in the OR Core; and facilitating a smooth transition to operational process. Facilitates the movement of sterile supplies from the OR suites and IR/Cath Lab to the OR Core. Monitored the execution of process efficiently minimizing the risk of compromised supplies and eventually wastes. Ms Fernandez directs nursing, cath lab team, logistics and EMS in addressing concerns and employing appropriate communications and actions. This resulted in the absence of compromised supplies, surgical and procedural cases were conducted as scheduled after the project.
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EpiPen With the recent price increase for the life saving EpiPen many families are being forced to either pay the absurd amount for the drug or to risk their safety and go without one. This imperative device is a prefilled syringe that inject a small dosage of epinephrine into the thigh muscle which suppresses the immune system to open up the airways closed off by fatal allergic reactions such as bee stings or nuts. For 43 Billion people across Americans the EpiPen is a necessity to daily life. One that which many people now are deciding to go without.
Ms. Turner is a certified hemodialysis technician who functions in the role of Lead Machine Instrument in the Hemodialysis Department. She is responsible for the water purification system under the supervision of the Nurse Manager which is the most critical component to providing the Veteran with their hemodialysis treatment. She is also responsible for the unit inventory and because of her attention to detail the Veterans’ needs are fulfilled and without delay in care. Her position requires specialized advanced knowledge and skill which provides for a safe and efficient environment for Veterans to receive their treatments. In addition to these roles and responsibilities, Ms. Turner functions in the role of a patient care technician providing
With type 1 diabetes checking blood sugar and giving insulin injections is going to become a part of the patient’s daily routine so it is imperative that they properly know how to do this. Side effects are always a big concern when giving medication and it is important that the patient knows what is expected and what is not expected from a medication so that they can come in to see a doctor is any adverse symptoms arise with taking the Insulin for type diabetes or Bactrim for urinary tract infection. It is also important that the patient knows what foods are going to help or hurt them with type 1 diabetes. Lastly, it would be important to address the patients concern about if they will be able to run cross-country because this is something that is important to them (Gentile, 2011,
Perfusionists employ artificial blood pumps to propel open-heart surgery patients' blood through their body tissue, replacing the function of the heart while the cardiac surgeon operates. When a patient's blood is continuously removed and returned through plastic tubing to allow
The Importance of the Six Aims of Quality Patient Care (STEEEP) Since the addition of Crossing the Quality Chasm six aims of quality patient care was created by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), there has been a significant change in the effectiveness and condition of patient care. Before this report came out in 2001, health care providers did not realize that they were not providing proper care to patients in addition to disorganization and complexity of standards of care. The IOM was able to determine that, “failure of system processes, poor communication, and unhealthy work environments contribute to medical errors, ineffective delivery of care, and stress among health professionals” (Winterbottom 2012). It is essential for patients to feel
If so, how would your patient care change? ` The performing of a higher quality in the treatment of Rashid Ahmed’s case will require the presence of less errors. As priority, I will wash my hand as soon enter the patient room and put gloves while measuring the patient output. In addition, I will assess the IV site for any redness, swelling, infiltration or drainage before the medication administration. The performance of all this nursing skill will prevent patient complications such as hospital-acquired infections.
After caring for Max, I found myself reflecting on the situation at hand and how I could utilize it to expand my nursing skills. From this reflection process, I had many crucial nursing skills reinforced, including the importance of monitoring IV lines at least once every hour to ensure there are no issues (Jantzen, 2014, p. 978), in addition to keeping IV lines organized to prevent tangling and/or confusion. This reflection process also presented me with the idea that if my patients are alert and oriented times three, according to the Glasgow Coma Scale (Jensen, Stephen, Skillen, & Day, 2012, p.717), I could ask them to notify me or any other nurse if they believe there is an issue with any of their IV(s) so that the situation, whatever it
The circulating nurse also initiated the time-out. During the time-out, the circulating nurse said the patient’s name, the surgery that the patient was getting, and the limb in which the surgery was being performed on. The other health care professionals agreed that it was the right patient, right site, and right procedure. Throughout the surgery the circulating nurse continued to ensure the safety of the patient by watching the surgical staff and making sure that the sterile field was not contaminated. This nurse’s role also included gathering materials for the surgeon, throwing away trash, and keeping the environment comfortable for the staff.
insulin pen An insulin pen is really a handy reusable syringe that you can download with a vial of insulin. Standard vial contains 150 units (1.5 ml), but there are also pens with more ampoules (3 ml = 300 units). Insulin pens provide an accurate dosage of the insulin compared to injections, especially at low doses. Remember that the pen must be able to provide even the odd units (units 1,3,5, etc ...) to fit smaller children.