The first way would be to check the 5 rights more than once and very carefully. The right patient determination is essential, and typically two-forms of identification are required. This can include checking the patients identification bracelet, asking the patient to state their name and date of birth, or scanning the barcode on the ID bracelet. The nurse must also confirm any allergies. The nurse must have the knowledge to determine if the drug prescribed is the correct drug, correct dose, correct route, and the correct time.
Information Management Interventions Since there is no cure for dementia the nurse should be mindful of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions used to treat the condition. The interventions chosen should help maintain quality of life and ensure safety of the patient. The patient should be fully assessed to make sure interventions are
Introduction In this assignment I will explore a clinical experience where dignity was maintained and reflect on my practice. It is important to reflect in both personal and professional development. Reflection will allow me to recognise both good and bad practice and how I can improve as a person as well as professionally. For this assignment I will be writing in first person, as it is appropriate for a reflective essay. Hamil (1999) can be used to support this, in the essay.
By fulfilling patient needs and not doing anything to put them in harm is an example of following a policy. These policies serve as a resource for doctors, nurses, and other staff. Additionally, the caregiver must understand exactly what the patient needs at the time; they also know what procedures to assist patients with. Code-switching is extremely crucial when communicating with convalescents; using medical terminology with patients can be very frustrating for them. To give a clear example, a nurse would tell a patient to take the medicine before meals, rather than telling them to take the medicine “a.c.” This knowledge that a nurse must possess is indispensable, it serves as a form of admiration, coherence, and reassurance for the most
This process is called informed consent and includes the nature of the decision, reasonable alternatives, risks, benefits, and uncertainty to alternatives, assessment of patient understanding, and the acceptance of intervention. When the patient is able to provide informed consent, the treatment options should be followed because of the legal standards and ethical principle of respecting the patient’s autonomy. In other ways, if the patient unable to provide informed consent due to unconsciousness, the legally authorized surrogate may be able to provide informed consent (Koppel & Sullivan, 2011). Therefore, the patient’s autonomy is the first step in determining the withdrawal of life-sustaining treatments. As the informed consent law indicated, an adult with thorough mind patient is the sole intermediary what should be done on his/ her own body either to accept life-sustaining treatment or to refuse at all as long as he/ she understand the consequences.
agree the social stigma of mental illness is a limiting factor for patients suffering from various degrees of mental disturbance to seek out assistance. Self recognition of decline along with a strong support system is needed for patients with mental illness. Patients prescribed antidepressant medication must first undergo a through medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine the severity of symptoms. Antidepressants regardless of there classification should be carefully prescribed and monitored for effect. P.M 's antidepressant should be prescribed based on her severity of symptoms, interactions with other medications that she may be taking, with the possible side effects of medication being considered (Mayoclinic).
This exemplified the need for patient’s autonomy, beneficence versus non-maleficence and truth telling. The nurse faced a barrier due to the physician hierarchical working style. Collaborating using a multi-disciplinary approach and communicating effectively in explaining the disease process could have better manage her symptoms and improve the quality of her remaining life. It is important that early detection and treatment options are discussed by the physicians in an honest and open manner. As patients performance status decline healthcare members should provide informed decisions regarding diagnosis, prognosis and
Barriers encountered by nurse include insufficient time and authority, limit knowledge and research searching skills, negative attitude toward EBP, also obstructed by traditional based practice. Organizational barriers include unsupported administration, inadequate resources and no platform for communication and cooperation. In research’s aspect, enormous amount of health care literature, unjustified and foreign language research become resistance to develop EBP. Also, there was a gap between research and practice. However, nurse and organization can acts as a role of facilitators to develop EBP.
A better understanding of the concept of uncertainty in illness can help support the nurse in treating multiple levels of uncertainty. This analysis provides information that may benefit providers in becoming more effective in reducing the level of uncertainty that patients feel when diagnosed with an illness as well as assist in informed decision-making. The analysis of uncertainty will establish influences leading to uncertainty, positive and negative outcomes associated with patients experiencing levels of being uncertain, as well as vital attributes of the concept. The importance to best understand the concept of uncertainty, is not only to provide the best practice to patients, however also to efficiently address and treat unexpected circumstances that cause one to feel uncertain in regards to their health within the disease
The nurse duty is to review the received medication from the pharmacist then administer the medication to the patient. Any errors that occurs in this management can lead to medication error. The ethic code for all these professionals are to provide safety patient care and protect patients from harm. Therefore, this project target prescriber (Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant), pharmacist, and nurses in medication error related to sound-alike and look-alike