I also found it was difficult to answer some of her question since they pertained to information that is out of my scope of practice. I realized I did not know much about what specific resources I could offer her for her personal life such as daycare for her children on days she goes to treatment, etc. My answer to this was to refer the patient to higher level of care and connect her to social services. I assured her that we would be a starting off point where we can connect her to the resources she may need to the best of our
(Claffey, 2018) The best way to reduce the risk of medication errors is to enquire about which orders wouldn't be appropriate to give to the patient based on their condition. (Claffey, 2018) In addition to successfully completing a physical assessment on the patient, the practitioner must also view the patient holistically, and always report near-miss medication errors. (Claffey, 2018) Given that nurses are the ones administering the medication, they should be able to justify as to why the patient is receiving the drug and if it is safe for the patient to be given that specific dosage. (Claffey, 2018) As technology evolves, having an electronic entry for medication may perhaps help reduce the risk of many errors in a busy environment. (Claffey,
Although they are careless to handle the preparation of medication, there should be alert to patient safety and to improve the quality of nursing care which is professional. To prevent the incidents happen, the responsibilities of ward staff to be aware of medication preparation are unavoidable. Building safety culture in the ward is significant
If there is something you don’t understand regarding your medication regimen and the doctor’s prescription (like in the case of illegible handwriting), never hesitate to ask. Remember that drugs are toxic to your kidneys and liver, regardless of their beneficial effects and taking the wrong drug (with wrong dosage, route, and form) is even worse. Adherence to medication is not to be taken lightly. Improper and wrong medication intake can lead to dangerous drug interactions and adverse effects that may harm your liver and kidneys. As a patient, you need to have an adequate understanding of the importance of proper medication intake.
Another barrier to quality improvement is a lack of leadership and training. There is a nursing shortage especially a gerontology nursing shortage which makes it much more difficult to get all of the staff on board and no time to get quality improvement done correctly if the staff is already spread so thin. By creating more time in nursing school for geriatric training there will be more staff on hand to take care of the patients and do the best quality improvements possible for the patients. The staff also needs to be recognized more for all of their
Even one instance of abandonment can cause a nurse to find it difficult to have the trust of coworkers. They may also find it problematic trying to gain employment with any past of abandonment. From all this research I have learned additional actions that are forms of abandonment that I hadn’t thought of previously. I feel that I am better prepared to not commit any acts of abandonment now that I have gained new knowledge and understanding. As a nurse I do not want to ever place patients in danger, not only to avoid reprimand from the board of nursing, but also because each patient is some ones loved one and I feel all people no matter what their past is like deserves great nursing care in a nonjudgmental way.
Through lack of discipline or lack of support, patients often don’t carry out the recommended practice sessions efficiently or not regularly, which can lead to an inevitable loss of rehabilitation success and consequently costly aftercare and unplanned readmission to the hospital . Thus, for rehabilitation after acute diseases, such as joint replacements, movement tracking (e.g. by counting steps) is a first easy way to monitor patient behaviour in the home rehabilitation process. More advanced methods involve the use of 3D sensors for movement analysis during exercises, for example. For patients with chronic diseases, which account for the biggest part of readmissions to the hospital, the monitoring of simple values can heavily support the pre-emptive detection of patient deterioration.
Therefore, it is important for health care organizations to be prepared to adopt eMedicine. Second, the medical apps endanger the privacy of personal and medical information of the patients. For some people easy access to care is more important and on the contrary, for some privacy is the priority. Health care managers need to reassure that the application of eMedicine will not increase the chances of fraud and misuse of the confidential information. Third, high-cost patients like dual-eligible- both enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid- consume most of the health care resources.
The Department of Health (2004) highlights the importance of inter professional working to optimise health needs of children with long term illnesses, it identifies that this improves health outcomes for the child, supports the family and promotes social inclusion. Like minded, Bayliss-Pratt (2013) suggests that MDT working generates the appropriate skills to achieve better results and practices; an important outcome of the NHS healthcare system. When healthcare practitioners fail to liaise with each other professionals, it results in care delivery being inadequately
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