According to the World Health Organization (2004) “Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of healthcare”. It highlights the importance of safety in healthcare through the avoidance, curtailment, reporting and investigation of medical errors that often lead to adverse effects. An adverse effect can be said to be an injury which result from or is contributed to by medical management thereby prolonging hospitalization, treatment, monitoring and resulting in disability at the time of care and/or discharge. In healthcare, human error can be considered in two ways: the system and the person approach. The person approach focuses on procedural violations and fallacy of nurses, doctors, pharmacist and all
The third stakeholders are healthcare providers, they are responsible for delivering safe injections to the patients this is done through constant attention to sterilization of instruments used to treat patients, which include injections also healthcare providers should make sure to sterilize their hands constantly before and after injection patients. The fourth stakeholders are the patients, they are directly affected by contaminated injections so from patients’ right is obtain a safe injection to protect themselves from infection diseases transmitted through
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
There is much overlap when discussing quality and safety in nursing, but it is important to realize that both have their own skills and knowledge essential to the competency. Quality is measuring the rendering of a specific process or action and comparing the data to benchmarks. If the standards are not met then quality improvements are implemented in the hopes of meeting those standards. Were safety is the proactive action of preventing mistakes from occurring, such as knowing a patient is at risk for following and taking precautions such as assisting the patient during ambulation’s. Safety is looking at the environment around you for potential areas of hazard and using critical thinking to make changes for the better of you, co-workers, and patients (Sherwood,
Clinical guidelines that provides correct information about the proven benefits of intervention and discourage the harmful or ineffective ones can be instrumental in reducing morbidity and mortality and improve the quality of life. (Grimshaw & Russell, 1993). Clinical guidelines can be very useful in improving the quality of clinical decision making. They can provide explicit recommendations for clinicians who are unclear about how to proceed or in deciding treatment options (Starey,
Mistakes made by healthcare workers might bring very serious problems for the patients. According to a report by Royal College of Physicians, overworked doctors or healthcare workers poses greater threat to the patients. They might subscribe wrong medications or write a wrong report regarding the patients they are examining due to fatigue. Drug shortages, labelling mistakes, inadequate monitoring, also due to people errors. Even small errors can lead to bigger problems for the patients.
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
Teamwork, knowledge, and execution of medical care need to be thorough and precise. Especially, working in a 41 bed bay emergency department that is accredited by the Joint Commission in the following areas: level three trauma center, STEMI/chest pain center, and stroke center. During the process of fast paced medical care it is important to ensure that the core values of the agency: quality, integrity, compassion, and service are still being used without fault. In my opinion, the vision and mission statement is authentic and genuine. The proof of its authenticity is in the care the agency provides and the positive feedback received from staff, patients, and patient’s family members in regards to the care provided and overall quality of the care during their stay at Lawrence General Hospital.
In the studies mentioned above, it was revealed that professionalism of the medical interpreter is greatly associated with the extensive hours of training, rather the years of experience. This shed light on the importance of having more effective training programs around the world, under the supervision of professional interpreters. By doing so, people can expect having professional interpreters in the hospitals, providing patients with fast and accurate interpretation. This also forces hospitals to give greater attention to who they are hiring as a medical interpreter (Abrue et al,
Discussion As mentioned before, barriers in communication is the obstacles which keep the meaning of the communication to meet. There are so many theories about barriers in communication and there are indeed a lot of barriers in communication. Schiavo 2 stated that from patient perspective, barriers in communication can be from by: - Educational level Educational level of every patient can be different. Therefore, for patients’ better understanding their own diseases, it is important for the doctors to know the patients’ educational levels in explaining the diagnosis to them.