Preventatives for Medication Errors Administration of medications has become more complex and the process more exacting. About 15% of adverse events occurring in hospitals are related to medication. An estimated 98,000 people die every year from medical errors in U.S. hospitals, and a significant number of those deaths are associated with medication errors (Tzeng, Yin & Schneider, 2013). About 700,000 emergency department visits and 120,000 hospitalizations are due to ADEs annually ("Medication safety basics," August ). These errors occur commonly when the nurse becomes easily distracted and loses focus on the task at hand.
Report Appropriately modified de-identified data for the 56431 attendee at the various clinics was used for this analysis. Table 1 presents distribution of the anomalous body composition readings by gender, clinics, and age group. 85% of the overall were female, clinic location 5 has the highest number of overall participants (18%) and highest number of all the anomalous body composition readings (15% - 19%) respectively. 61% of all the participants were within 40 – 60 years age group.
Two recommendations for enhancing the nurse’s competency in performing a thorough focused abdominal assessment including partnering the nurses with an experienced preceptor or having the nurses engage in clinical simulation exercises. A preceptor can provide the nurse’s guidance, support, and immediate feedback to promote achievement of competent physical assessment skills. For example, a preceptor can assess the nurse’s ability to correctly perform an abdominal assessment starting with a visual inspection, auscultation, palpitation, and then percussion to prevent stimulation of peristalsis. In addition, role-playing and simulation exercises can be used in various settings to allow nurses to master content (e.g., focused physical exam) in a
The Nursing Home management development programme is designed will help you further develop your management and leadership skills in a nursing home environment. As part of the programme each participant will be required to keep a “Learner record” during the programme. The purpose of this document is to encourage you to reflect on the content of the Nursing Home Management Development Programme in Leadership and describe how you will go about implementing the learning into your personal management style going forward. It will be used as part of the assessment of your knowledge in the areas of leadership and communication, you need to ensure that it is completed in a comprehensive manner and is structured and laid out professionally.
Outcome three in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has prepared me to use analytic methods to appraise critically existing literature and other evidence to determine and implement the best evidence for practice.(Raup, King, Hughes & Faidley, 2010). For example, at the start of the DNP program, I lacked experience in research and understanding of the literature review, now I have the ability to develop, direct and evaluate quality improvement methodologies to promote safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable, and patient-centered care. Technology and the database research assisted me in forming my question, proposal, and project by providing evidence-based data and available resources. Two key examples that facilitated my growth
Appropriate discharge needs to be carefully assessed to prevent hospital readmissions. As nurses, we have the responsibility of educating our patients to take care of themselves and manage their conditions at home. Prior to leaving the hospital, nurses ensures that medications, discharge summary and patient instructions have been discussed thoroughly. In general, discharge information should be emphasized on ensuring understanding.
Professional Behaviors from the Second Placement This paper will provide examples of how the stated competencies of physical therapy were met or not met. All examples have been pulled from the time spent in the program and the five weeks spent on placement at Alberta Physical Therapy Clinic. The Roles and Competencies Accountability One of the most challenging points that is paced under accountability with this placement was the potential for a conflict of interest (1.3.6).
In the leadership in care delivery course, we were assigned to a hospital to perform clinical hours and provide care to four patients. Additionally, the purpose of this paper is to explain and provide examples on how our patient care included the concepts of Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) competencies, delegation, handoff reporting, and a reflection of the clinical experience. Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN) Competencies QSEN consists of six competencies: patient centered care, quality improvement, teamwork and collaboration, safety, informatics, and evidence based practice. To provide patient-centered care, I had to educate the patient when administering medications on why the patient was taking the medication and side effects. Care had to be individualized with each patient and it included providing respect with his or her decisions in their care.
Research Proposal: A Proposal to Conduct a Research on the Nursing Handover Process Name Institution Research Proposal: A Proposal to Conduct a Research on the Nursing Handover Process Introduction Regarding the activities and operations within the healthcare sector, when a patient is transferred across particular administrative departments associated with the therapeutic treatment, and when the shifts of the healthcare professionals especially the nurses are changed, one can notice various stages through which the control and the duty regarding the patient gets transferred from one nursing assistant to other, and through which the essential data related to the patient is likewise transferred or shared. This is generally and widely known as the handover or handoff procedure. The communicative correspondence taking place amid the change of the