The Amedisys Hospice service that I work for is special, loving, kind and caring; which we provide comfort and support for our patients, which are facing life- limiting illnesses for each family member and loved ones. The reason I chose the topic to write and tell about my story to tell; is because I am a Hospice aide that I experience each week days. I travel from home, to home, work at facilities, and work in the office some. There are lots of our patients choose to be home for their comfort of their illnesses; and some that aren’t able, or do not have the time for their loved ones; they chooses the facility’s such as the nursing homes, not stating that they do not want to care for them in their home, because they have busy schedules or what
Many health care professionals take part in a patients transition from acute care to community care. For this specific navy veteran in an inpatient psych ward, his team would be compromised of registered nurses, his psychiatrists, his primary doctor, a pharmacist, and social workers and case managers. The registered nurses’ roles include meeting the patient’s needs, checking vital signs if the patient is intoxicated or having withdrawal. The nurse will assess the patient using MINDS. The nurse can be seen as the eyes and ears of the treatment team because he or she makes sure the treatment is running smoothly.
The impact of nurse rounding on patient satisfaction in a medical-surgical hospital unit (Blakley, Kroth, & Gregson, 2011) Case Study Purpose: To determine if patient and nurse satisfaction is influenced by intentional nurse rounding every 2 hours on a medical-surgical unit in a small community hospital setting. Level V Setting: Medical-surgical inpatient unit N = 200 Criteria: persons who have been hospital inpatients within the last 6 months. HCAHP Surveys, Interviews during rounding process, and focus groups. Patient satisfaction data was collected on a weekly basis and summarized by the Gallup Organization Patient satisfaction scores steadily increased in conjunction of the rounding program. Overall patient satisfaction was 3.5 (on a scale of 1-4, where 1
This PTA has more than ten years of experience working as a physical therapist assistant at outpatient rehab clinics. The PTA has previous treated numerous patient with those specific diagnoses that she is now
Reflection Qualities that make an effective nursing leader are the same qualities that many other nursing staff and general public possess. Such as, the ability to support and empower their team members, be well organized, remain consistent with their expectations, and be able to communicate with their team. Support and empower the team members An example of this quality is a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on one of the units at Wascana Rehabilitation Center (WRC), where I had one of my clinical rotations. This nurse would ask each staff member if they had any concerns during their daily huddles.
While obtaining my observation hours, I had the opportunity to further my education on the field of physical therapy. This was done by observing the daily tasks of my supervisor as well as the other physical therapists and staff in the clinic. While watching my supervisor interact with and administer treatments to patients, I noticed how he conducted himself in a professional manner at all times. I also observed how he would attentively listen to each of his patients throughout every therapy session. Not only did this inform him of his patient’s current and ongoing symptoms, but also their desired end result from therapy.
The rehabilitation team meets on a daily basis to discuss the progress and plan of care of every patient in the unit. The facility’s comprehensive rehabilitation team has developed and implemented the Neurocognitive Engagement Therapy (NET) program that is based on the on-site research of rehabilitation and quality of life of patients with various cognitive impairments. The primary concern of the facility’s healthcare team is each patient’s stage of cognitive impairment which can result in the orthopaedic conditions or fractures. During the clinical experience the majority of patients seen were the patients with hip fractures, total hip arthroplasty (THA) surgeries, and patients suffering from cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). The physical therapy interventions consist primarily of therapeutic exercise, gait training, and the use of physical agents such as electrical stimulation and short wave diathermy therapy.
A regular activity in which I partake in twice a week is working at Rouge Valley Centenary Hospital 's neonatal intensive care unit as a co-op student. While some of my work consists of organizing files, cleaning charts and restocking supplies, I often help run various clinics in pediatrics as well as labour and delivery. Some include non stress tests, breastfeeding clinics, Respiratory syncytial virus clinics and neonatal follow up clinics. Through this experience I have developed many skills such as effective communication, cultural sensitivity, resourcefulness and problem solving. Another activity I take part in weekly is peer mentoring, a program my school offers which allows younger students to seek assistance from senior students in academic, extracurricular and social needs.
As a leader within my fraternity, I've performed and practiced therapeutic communication without even being aware of it. This week I was able to active listen to patients, such as a patient who explained his glaucoma to us and how it was partially fixed, but a complication arose that needs to be assessed and stabilized. I also was able to sit down and talk with a patient before her bath to see what she wanted to wear. Asking open ended questions, active listening, being silent to give her time to respond, etc. enforced my therapeutic communication within the healthcare setting. A non-therapeutic bias I've come to realize is that instead of talking to the patient, I communicated to the nurse instead.
Each individual that worked with Jill including the medical doctor, the resource teacher, the physical therapist, the occupational therapist, and the adaptive physical educator had a specific paragraph within this section that described how Jill was doing and the progress she was making. Also, there was a section on the medication she was taking at that time. 2. Measurable annual goal(s): Several annual goals were provided within this IEP. These goals
That took about five minutes total. Then, we were off to meet some patients! Meeting the patients and interacting with them made the whole day for me. Getting to interact with some of the patients and gaining rapport with them helped me decide if I want to work with patients one on one like that all day every day.
Greg Hulsey is a physical therapist, which he is a highly-educated, licensed health care professional who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. There are fourteen credited schools in Texas for physical therapy school. However, to get into PT school the prerequisites include: The average overall undergraduate GPA 3.0 minimum and some programs require applicants to have volunteer or paid physical therapy experiences, which consist of working with patients under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. A person that is a newly graduate can make between 70,000 to 75,000 dollars a year. He is the owner of both Hulsey Therapy locations in Commerce, Texas and Greenville, Texas.
Employees are an important part in the success of a company. Lifeline medical has strength in the knowledge and exceptional customer service their employees provide each day (Lifeline Medical, personal communication, August 2015). The company achieves this strength by requiring their new hires to go through extensive training. Through the Professional Medical Education Association, the company 's new hires take classes and exams to gain the knowledge needed to best serve Lifeline Medical 's business customers (Education). Likewise, Lifeline Medical employees maintain their knowledge through classes biannually (Education).
CMO continues to meet weekly and as needed with division leaders to identify issues and factors that need to be addressed in order to ensure the appropriate operational approaches that should impact clinician as well as client satisfaction and therefore better outcomes. 1. Ongoing in-services for our prescriber staff in the use of our Electronic Health Records (EHR) continue to translate into improvement of the required content in order to justify appropriate billing codings to enhance our collection rates. Chief Medical Officer has personally being reviewing a random number of cases per provider and meeting with them individually to provide feedback and improve their performance. This should also impact obtaining the documentation needed for appropriate coding and improved collections.