Preventing of verbal, physical and psychological harm from happening to the patient is also considered of promoting quality and safety in the health care system. This is the method that the nurse practitioners can use to prevent this to be happened. The issue of patient quality of care and safety can impact a patient life the health care providers have to consider how important it is to assure
Patients have a right to privacy and non-interference. The healthcare professionals are obligated to give needed information to patients and relate the risks, and the benefits of a test/treatment. The detail information given will allow the patient to make the best decision on what he/she chooses to do. Hiding information about a diagnosis or not revealing the potential complications because a patient may refuse care seems unethical. Patients have the right to know about their health to make informed
It is a nurse 's responsibility to adhere by these guidelines no matter what. However, if a nurse works outside the guidelines that are set for administering medication safely, he/she takes it upon themselves to abide by the legal consequences that the laws have in place for negligent nurses in healthcare. Nurses play the most valuable role when it comes to medication error prevention because nurses serve as the gatekeeper to medication administration. Kim Maryniak said it best when she implied, “As nurses, we are often the last “gatekeeper” in the administration process to prevent medication errors. It is important to take the time needed to ensure patient safety, and to minimize distractions throughout the process.” (Maryniak,
Ethical Perspective The book No Good Deed brings up many ethical issues that can be discussed. In the world of nursing there are specific issues that will be seen more than others. The ethical issue of nurses providing care that they feel is necessary for their patient yet others do not feel it is necessary is often an issue. Beneficence plays a large role because where is the fine line of doing good become doing harm? Kim talks about how comfort care measures were to be done for Rose.
But, without trust patients are less-confident that decisions made are in their best interest. communication influences understanding and cooperation increases trust between both parties, nurses must monitor their interaction with patients to avoid a false sense of security. This false sense may cause potential harm to patients because substitute treatments are not offered. So, to lighten or reduce this concern the nurse must understand and listen to the patient’s life circumstances. A failure to do so may limit how much the patient’s concerns are considered in the decision making process(
The information gathered may not be as accurate to when the client isn’t experiencing anxiety or pain. It may be the case that the client needs to rest or be given medication before the assessment can continue. The psychosocial assessment should be conducted in an environment that is comfortable for the client. The location chosen shouldn’t be isolated especially if the client has history of aggressive behaviour. The nurse must protect the safety of themselves and the
This could result in malpractice or lack of care standards on the part of the case manager. The case manager needs to talk to the physicians to ensure they are clearly communicating their patients' condition and that they are on board with the plan care all way to the discharge plan. (Hogue & Prudhomme, 2012) Another point is documentation on a patient. There is a saying in the medical field if you didn’t document it didn’t happen, make sure as a case manager, everything you do is fully documented in the patient record. Develop habits that are good, you always want to document on a client when everything is fresh.
Before I discus on the potential action plans if at all there is reoccurrences on the similar incident, I would like to stress on that such incidence should not had taken place at all. I strongly believe that all the nurses including me had learned a lot from this incident and we do not wish to compromise another patient’s life by repeating the same error again. However, medication error is not something new in healthcare service. Researchers had identified medication error is the high numbers of incidents involving nursing practice. Therefore, we still need to plan as there is a saying ‘if we fail to plan then we are planning to fail’.
In order to combat this, a nurse must find ways to increase human dignity while also decreasing the likelihood that an infection will be acquired by the patient. The use of an indwelling catheter is a known threat to human dignity and can cause urinary tract infections. The use of intermittent catheterization, allowing the patient to be involved in the decision to insert or remove a catheter, and educating the patient on catheterization can increase human dignity while decreasing cases of catheter associated urinary tract
It discusses the importance of detecting early warning signs and preventing the patient from going into cardiopulmonary attack. Through close monitoring, nurses are able to promote patient outcome. Also, educating the staff and detecting early signs can reduce the mortality rates. Knowing the importance of prevention is powerful as it encourages nurses to be more careful, especially with the risk population. Regarding the EOL events, the RRTs will be more aware of the lack of communication with the family and therefore will make more efforts to address end-of-life issues with family members.
As patient loads are increasing and providers have less time to interact with the patient, it is essential to include all feedback from the UAP. As I pursue my career as an APRN, it is vital to build a level of trust and camaraderie with co-workers regardless of their job title. Communication is the key to providing excellent care to the