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.
Outpatient services “eliminates inefficient, ineffective or unnecessary processes in a hospital setting” (Grubem et al., 2013). Not only does this benefit the hospitals with expensive procedures but it also helps the patient with costs. This will also benefit the hospitals so they could have more room for patients who really need to stay in the hospital for more serious diseases or use the hospital beds for “community based emergency” situations (Torrens & Williams, 2008). Other forms or alternative medical care is also available to patients such as chiropractors, acupuncture, or other holistic medicine that can help in a person’s well-being. There are more and more people turning to alternative medicine especially to those who do not have health insurance or ones that cannot afford “conventional” therapy because it is too expensive (Shi & Singh,
Occupational therapists have a key role in identifying the needs for these and ensuring they are beneficial to the client. Occupational therapists can cater for home needs of a range of acquired illnesses associated with aging. For dementia patients the therapist can install grab bars, door security systems and a securing system for potentially hazardous items such as cleaning supplies and medication. They can provide increased lighting, colour contrast schemes, enlarged print materials and visual aids for older adults with eyesight
Occupational therapists use knowledge of sensory integration in planning and adapting activities for individuals with disabilities to achieve the desired outcomes. A routine of organized sequences of five stages reestablish the likelihood of an automatic, habitual response as well as restore environmental interaction for impaired individuals. Since the OBRA-87 requires nursing home to create individualized care plans for residents to focus on maintain and improving the ability to walk and complete ADLs, the five stages method is one of the treatment methods can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to focus on maintain and improving the ability to walk and complete ADLs, the five stages method is one of the treatment methods can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to facilitate balanced healthy routines in institutional care settings. It helps clients to achieve the greater ability in ADLs and decrease disruptive behaviors throughout the day. In addition, it helps clients to shift an attitude from “I can’t” to “I can” in order to improve quality of life, happiness, and
The type of evidence-based article this is is a research article. 2. Describe the strengths and limitations of this article? The strengths and limitations of this article are first the strengths they have is the research concludes that there are improvements in cognitive skills and their functional independence with the patients who had strokes who had continuing therapy in the home. The weaknesses they had were the fact that they had a low number of participants.
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The patients that had less family problems and have received aid from their spouses complied better with their dietary regimen. Another study by Becker and Green (1975) had concluded that the support and stability given by family member is significantly correlated with the patient’s compliance. The over all findings from these articles show that patients who receive emotional sport and aid from their family and friends will show higher compliance to their treatment. Social isolation, as a negative factor is hereby related to noncompliance. (Procci,
In order to obtain that goal, sometimes, outside help needs to be brought in. Home health care is one option to assist the elderly in staying in their home. Home health care can be nurses (RN/LPN), physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), bath aides (CNA), and personal care workers (PCW). The nurses come in to assist with making sure that medications are being administered accurately. Physical therapy can come in and help the elderly by having them do exercises that may just keep them moving.
Strong, supportive friendships and a drive to fit in with peers during adolescence may be one of the best predictors of long-term health, a recent study published in Psychological Science demonstrates. People who had close teenage friendships exhibit less stress and stress-related symptoms later in life, acutely improving adult physical wellbeing. In finding that friendship improves health, the researchers have turned the familiar, fuzzy feeling of friendship into a medical metric. They claim that the adolescent drive to make friends and fit in may even be instinctual, dating back to humans ' primordial, power-in-numbers mentality. Even as Western culture no longer relies on tribalism for survival and lauds individual autonomy, adolescent 's bodies may be pushing them to conform to peer pressure in order to protect their health later in life.
Hourly rounding is indeed anticipating and meeting the needs of patients and ensuring their safety. According to Ford (2010), evidence based practice showed that hourly rounding improve patient outcome and safety by reducing the amount of times the call bell goes off and patient falling. When the nurse does round hourly he or she can ask the patient whether they need assistance with anything. The nurse can also make sure that everything is within the patient’s reach. At times patients may feel that they are a bother to the nurses and try to get up on their own to use the bathroom and fall, for example.
Initial Discussion Post: •How will the RN update the plan of care? The RN would first review the goals and outcomes of the patient care plan. The next step would be to collect Reassessment Data, " Assess the client response to the interventions."(pg. 128 Treas, Wilkinson) in which include vitals, auscultation of breath sounds, observation of activity, and asking the patient how they are feeling and family for observation. The RN would record the evaluation summary in the nursing note or care plan about the conclusion whether the outcome was achieved and the reassessment data supports the judgment.