Moreover, monitoring aseptic practices of team members to avoid breaks in sterile technique and monitoring the patient, documenting specific activities throughout the procedure. All important to ensure patient’s well-being and safety. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring the second verification of the surgical procedure and site takes places and is documented. Lastly they also assist anaesthesia personnel with induction and physiologic monitoring of the client, as well as handle specimens, and reducing too much conversation and traffic within the operating room. Scrub nurse A registered nurse or surgical technician, is responsible for gathering all necessary equipment setting up the sterile table, maintaining sterility throughout the operation,
They are the ones who protect their patients from anything that goes on. Nurses are very familiar with the policies and procedures based on what area they work in. Nurses always are seeking to find information and to look for opportunities to educate their patients about anything that pertains to the patient’s
These safety systems are designed to prevent harm to clients, healthcare professionals, and volunteers. First, the organization understands the importance of establishing a non-punitive environment where all patients can report accidents and errors made by the staff. In particular, the development of an effective communication system is fundamental towards promoting a sustainable culture of patient safety. Sharp, Palmore, and Grady (2014) inform that the risk of HAI is as high as 10% in some healthcare settings because they lack effective communication systems for patients to report their problems. The healthcare institution currently runs an anonymous reporting system where patients can share their problems on the treatment of health professionals, equipment, and facilities within the healthcare setting.
Clinical pharmacists have better access and equipment to conduct therapeutic drug monitoring and determine the level of adherence to medication. f. The pharmacist is in the best position to follow-up with the patient medication by giving frequent reminders through calls or text messages especially for patients with a busy lifestyle to ensure medication adherence is
As a medical assistant, it is important to act professional, when you are working in medical field.We should always think carefully before you talk about incontinence with patients. Tell the patient not to be embarrassed and be honest, so that we can help them.We need to ensure our patients feel comfortable and confident with themselves.Also as a medical assistant, it is our job to educate the patient by giving them some resources to look up and read.
Patient safety is a vital part of our health care system; it helps define quality health care. A challenging issue is keeping our patients safe because medical errors in the workplace can and they do happen. Who is responsible for taking proper measurers to ensure patient safety? Is it the nurses, physicians, administrators, society or patients themselves? All these entities are responsible for making sure the patient has the safest possible outcome.
I think the first step that I would take would be to put my patients first, yes, it may seem as though there is not much work to be done but to make sure all information is documented correctly, to check in on the patients because they could need help, or even helping other co-workers with their patients. Always having the mindset of patients first is crucial. After checking to make sure the documentation is done and all patients are taken care of, communicating with your team to let them know you didn’t have a break is crucial. Working in the health care, there is the possibility that you may not be able to have a break, therefore, even though there is only 30 minutes left, there is a high possibility you may not get it. Although breaks are nice and refreshing, out patients come first.
The practice of health care includes many scenarios that have to do with making adequate decisions when it comes to a patient’s life, and the way they are treated. Having an ethical code in all health care organizations is very important, because it helps health care workers with reaching a suited and ethical decision when it comes to the patient. In health care, patient will always be put first, and their autonomy will always be respected. Nevertheless, when there is a situation where a patient might be in harm, or might be making their condition worse because of the decisions they made. Health care workers will always be there to
For patients’ medication necessity, laboratory test results and treatment of medical problems are no longer need to wait for such a long time to receive by the recipient which brings quality and timely care management. And for the provider’s obligation for public health, it gives faster facilitation and timely reporting of information of adverse reactions and outbreaks of a disease. With the use of EHR nowadays, documenting at the point of care by the providers means recording all the findings, diagnosis, and treatment at the time of encounter making sure that nothing is forgotten before the patient leaves the doctor’s office or clinic. According to Richard Gartee using the “SOAP notes it improves the system by having accuracy and completeness of the patient record” (Gartee, 2011, p 24). And besides, the patients have a copy of the notes on that day’s visit that ensures patient’s understanding of what needs to be done on their treatment plan as well as information on any tests performed to
Patient Records: Optometry students must not misplace or write false history/information/ results about their patients. A student clinician is responsible for maintaining appropriate and accurate records on every patient encounter. All tests results, ocular and general history of patient and patient’s family and diagnosis should be recorded detailed and properly. This is to ensure that full details of patient ocular history can be obtained in the future for purposes like review, follow-ups or even as a legal evidence. 4.
Safety is a primary concern in any laboratory environment, and it is especially important in a physician’s office laboratory because patients and laboratory workers may be at risk. For your own protection, as well as that of patients and coworkers, you must always be aware of and observe laboratory safety guidelines. The operation of a POL can have a significant impact on the health of the patients who depend on the medical practice for care. Accurate patient specimen testing is a primary concern. A quality assurance program is designed to monitor the quality of the patient care a medical laboratory provides.
Recommendations • Continuous patient education should be incorporated in to clinical activities at all clinic locations. This is to enlighten patients on the activities that can adversely affect the accuracy of body composition estimation, when carried out just before visit to the clinics. This will help in maintaining industrial standard. • Specialists taking the body composition estimation should be trained on the importance of adhering strictly to the acceptable protocols of patients check-in and preparation for body composition estimation. They should be hold accountable for any breach in protocols.