These factors include trust, support, mutual respect and collaboration when a colleague is sick (Norris, 2012). This incident had prompted me to think about several important aspects of nursing for me. Nurses should apply human factors knowledge to clinical settings to enhance teamwork and workplace culture. Human factors application is important for patient safety. The underlying reasons for clinical errors are often associated with poor communication, teamwork, leadership, and assertiveness in the clinical settings.
Patient’s safety is an essential aspect of nursing care that should be part of the culture of a nurse as she cares for her patients. This requires that the nurse behavior should be directed towards achieving total safety 0f the patients throughout hospitalization. It is imperative that a nurse leader should adequately check the safety culture that is in place in her working environment and articulates a strategy to guide personal approach as they work to improve the safety
Communication about patient safety can be categorized into: prevention of errors and responding to effects caused by errors (adverse effects). The use of effective communication techniques amongst health care team can help in the prevention of errors, whereas ineffective communication contributes immensely to its occurrence. If ineffective communication contributes to an unfavourable event, then better effective communication skill must be applied to achieve the most favourable or optimum patient safety. There are different approaches and techniques in which healthcare personnel can work to improve patient safety and they include both verbal and the nonverbal communication as well as effective use of appropriate communication technologies. Bramhall (2014) highlights that common barriers to effective communication for patient include environmental such as noise, lack of privacy and control, fear and anxiety, inability to explain feelings and exerting oneself to appear strong whereas healthcare professional barriers include lack of time and support, staff conflict, lack of skills to adequately cope with patient’s questions and overwhelming
Biomedical Waste management in health care center (S.P. Medical College &associated Group of hospital, Bikaner) Krishan Kant Meena* Assistant Professor Central University Of Rajasthan _____________________________________________________________________________ Abstract: The study is focused on waste management in the heath care center, hospital, medical center. The study about any waste generated during diagnosis, treatment, immunization of human beings or animals, or research activities pertaining, thereto, or in production & testing of biological, including categories mentioned in schedule-I of the rules are come in waste. The bio medical wastes are major concern of hospital because the bio medical waste creates lots of daises genetic
Waste Management in Health Industry Medical care is vital for our life, health and well-being. But the waste generated from medical activities can be hazardous, toxic and even lethal because of their high potential for diseases transmission. The hazardous and toxic parts of waste from various health care establishments comprising infectious, bio-medical and radioactive material as well as sharps (hypodermic needles, knives, scalpels etc.) constitute a great risk, if these are not properly treated or disposed or are allowed to be mixed with other municipal waste. Such waste called as biomedical waste can be defined as waste generated during the diagnosis, testing, treatment, research or production of biological products for humans or animals.
Occupational Medicine is a specialty related to the multifaceted relationship between health and work and the occupational health physician achieves this through diligent observation of work and processes, application of clinical knowledge, and relevant laboratory investigations. The occupational health physician is a highly trained specialist, who leads the occupational health multidisciplinary team, who provides a wide range of services relating to health of persons at work (workers) of an industry (factory). The threads that maintain the fabric of the services are Preservation, Prevention and Protection, and Promotion, achieved through medical monitoring and environmental monitoring. Table 1 broadly depicts the three areas, achieved through
It is considered one of the most important causes of morbidity and mortality associated with clinical, diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. 2 Infection control is defined as "Measures practiced by health care personnel to reduce the risks of transmission of infectious agents to patients and employees (e.g. proper hand hygiene, scrupulous work practices, use of personal protective equipment (PPE), such as masks or respirators, gloves, gowns and eye protection)" . Infection control measures include contact, droplet and airborne precautions based on how an infectious agent is transmitted. 3 In general, Health care workers that do not use proper infection control procedures while providing patient care are more
This is because the technical aspect involves the giving of diagnosis and it is when missed diagnoses are given that patients are put to harm. The Emergency Department is one which is tasked to give correct and timely diagnoses (Kachalia et al, 2007) and that in the steps taken in the ER such as consultations, admissions and discharge, utmost care should be given so as to avoid malpractice which could lead to lawsuits. Errors in the Emergency Room arise when a doctor gives a wrong diagnosis after misjudgment of symptoms (Tibbles, 2011) and these may be caused by unavailability of timely information, or late access to lab
Introduction Infection control is the major concern in healthcare industrial. According to World Health Organization (WHO), infection prevention and control measures are to protect vulnerable group who might be acquire an infection both in the general community and while receiving care due to health problems, in a range of settings (World Health Organization, 2015). In perioperative setting, infection control is particularly important because surgical intervention provide a portal of entry for pathogenic microorganism as it interrupts skin integrity, which is the body’s first line defense against microorganisms. Poor infection control will lead to postoperative surgical site infection result in delayed recovery that lead to increased length
She emphasizes that all healthcare workers are trained to comply with the rules and regulations defined by the US Department of Health and the Texas Medical Board. She states the probability of error exist and must be accounted for. Our discussion continues with focus on compliance and regulations. One of the biggest challenge that doctors face is the risk of malpractice making it difficult for them to effectively function due to the stress associated with it. She said that one mistake can literally kill a person due to poor communication.