In the review of the literature regarding National Patient Safety Goals and the reduction of healthcare associated infections by the implementation of evidence-based practice, one article addressed the education of patients and family to prevent catheter-related bloodstream infections (Dela Cruz et al., 2012). MD Anderson Cancer Center Infusion Therapy Team places 600 central venous catheters (CVC) and PICC’s and 100 implanted ports each month at their facility (Dela Cruz et al., 2012). Volume like this has lead to an extensive formal education program to assist the patient and family with care and maintenance of their CVC to reduce the number of catheter-related bloodstream infections (Dela Cruz et al., 2012). The education program consists
Introduction Definition Patient safety mainly refers to the prevention of preventable errors and adverse effects to patients associated with healthcare(Rcn.org.uk).Personal safety requires knowledge and skills in multiple areas in order to be executed effectively(Pascale Carayon,2010). This is generally a nationwide priority particularly focused on preventing medical errors before they can occur and cause either death, permanent injury or temporary harm.(Nursingcentre.com,2015).Statistically, medical errors affect 1 in 10 patients worldwide (Who.int,2015), and implications could include death, permanent injury, financial loss or psychological harm to the patient or in some situations to the caregiver (Nursingcentre.com,2015).Therefore
Objective One During my clinical day three, I demonstrated entry-level competence in professional nursing practice in caring for patients with multiple and/or complex unmet human needs. I addressed safety needs, safety in medication administration, effective communication, and surveillance for my patients. First, I addressed safety needs my ensuring the appropriate safety measures were implemented for the patients. Some of the safety measures included, wearing non-skid socks, wearing a yellow armband which indicated fall risk, keeping the bed in lowest position, two side rails up, bed locked, and the call light within reach.
Patient safety experts have demonstrated that “patient safety increases when teamwork and collaboration skills are taught and empowered; when teamwork and collaboration are not present, medical errors will result” (Creasia & Friberg, 201, p. 348). As a nurse, it is imperative to collaborate with other interdisciplinary members in health care and also strive to research and implement evidence-based practices. Evidence-based practice is necessary to “ensure the highest quality of cost-effective care and the best patient outcomes” (Fineout-Overholt, 2011, para. 16). With a collaborative and innovative attitude on safe health care practices, an increase in patient safety and effectiveness of care will
They are in the key position to introduce interventions and strategies related to patient safety. Once of the critical impact on patient safety by nurses in all settings is the capability to coordinate and integrate the numerous aspects of patient care provided by all involved. The five criteria to define ‘quality nursing care’ would be: • Sufficient number of nurses • Suitable mix of skillset (eg. registered nurses, nursing assistants etc…) • Nurses with clinical experience and education for the task at hand • Practical workload for nurses • Adequate resources to enable nurses to deliver the best possible care.
Established in 2002 by the Joint Commission to address the issue of safety in healthcare were various patient safety goals which dealt with many safety problems the accredited organization might face including medication and communication errors. The Joint Commission has also established National Patient Safety Goals for accredited organizations to follow in order to encourage patient safety by reevaluating the sentinel events data collected every year and revising the goals by omitting achieved goals and creating new ones. Hospitals evaluated by the Joint Commission must demonstrate compliance with the NPSGs as part of the accreditation process (Ellis & Hartley,
Identify current patient safety goals for one health care setting NPSG.07.06.01 Use proven guidelines to prevent infections of the urinary tract that are caused by catheters. Managing indwelling urinary catheters according to established guidelines is crucial for patient safety. It is important that health care providers are securing catheters for unobstructed urine flow and drainage, maintaining a sterile system for urine collection, and replacing the system when required. These things, along with collecting urine samples, are all examples of how to implement the evidence-based guidelines to ensure safety and quality health care to patients (The Joint Commission, 2015).
- Safety provi¬sions are interpreted to protect patients from illnesses caused in the course of medical treatment as well as to provide hygienic and injury-free experience in the health care setting. Special provisions exist for safety in pharmaceuticals, blood supply, infectious disease treatment and diagnostics, and mental health services, among others. Ethical codes for doctors, nurses, and other health care workers contain provisions applicable to the patients’ right to safety. Medical errors and other actions that fail to meet safety standards can carry civil, criminal and administrative penalties
The 3rd provision of the code states that “the nurse is responsible for promoting, advocating for and protecting the health, safety and rights of the patient”. This means that it is the nurse’s responsibility to ensure that the patient has a safe environment to be treated and the ability to discuss health issues without unwanted
They need to learn the various pieces and functions of communication in diverse areas of nursing. According to Garrett (2016), to maintain patient safety communication should be consistent, comprehensive, transparent, concise, and appropriate, consequently, leading to interacting and connecting with patients who demonstrated to improve results, reduce costs, and improve the patient’s understanding. A study conducted by Daly (2017), states that they are four themes nurses should utilize in their daily practice: 1. Prioritise people, 2. Practise effectively, 3.
Thank you for your all information. Your answer is very organized and well addressed the question. I agreed with you the Joint Commission's mission and goal now is to focus on continuously improving health care for the public by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing the safest and effective care of the highest quality and value. According to the Joint Commision (JC), there are no new National Patient Safety Goals in 2015, but JC continuously determines the highest priority patient safety issues and how best to address them. For exxample, for hospital setting, the goals focus on following problems: identify patients correctly, improve staff communication, use alarms safely, prevent infection, identify
Through the learning from week 1 and week 2, I have learnt that the most frequent adverse event in health-care delivery is health care-associated infections. It is essential for us to follow the infection control practices that both patients and us are at a risk of being infected. Standard Precautions involve the use of safe work practices and protective barriers, for example, the use of personal protective equipment(PPE). At first, I think Standard Precautions are very easy. Everyone knows PPE can protect us from infections and hand hygiene is important throughout the process.
In order for the future of health care to change, changes must begin at the top with stakeholders, the hierarchy and nursing management, nurses as leaders within their organizations. According to Disch J. (2008), nurses as leaders within their organizations need to also step forward, CNEs have the background, perspective, and platform to help their organizations seriously tackle safety issues that jeopardize patient care and that face nurses and their colleagues daily, and are the essential building blocks of all health systems--and
Department of Health and Human Services established an objective for Healthy People 2020 to prevent HCAIs, this reflects that the U.S. health care system is committed to and serious about solving this issue. These objectives address two extremely important topics, central line-associated bloodstream infections, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections. Also, there are other major causes of HCAIs that Health and Human Services is working on their prevention such as urinary tract infections (UTIs) associated with catheters, infections of surgical wounds and sites, C. difficile infections, and ventilator-associated Pneumonia. Researches done on HCAIs shown that we can prevent many of these infections by implementing effective strategies to eradicate it, adapting some advanced prevention tools, and following new prevention approaches. There should be a more focus on HCAIs prevention in acute care settings.
Central line associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) in 2009 were amongst 23,000 infections in the inpatient population of US hospitals. (Sweet, Cumpston, Briggs, Craig, & Hamadani, 2012) These infections increase morbidity of patients, mortality, and increase cost. Those that are at risk are the population with central venous catheters. This infection is commonly due to improper hub care and consequently provides the direct introduction of the bacteria into the blood stream. A fairly new intervention to prevent this morbid infection is the implementation of alcohol impregnated protective caps, otherwise known as the brand name Curos caps in addition to others.