Because of the fear we as obstetricians has of receiving a patient with massive postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), we try to improve our response to this extreme emergency. Postpartum hemorrhage is a major cause of pregnancy related death in both developed and developing nations. Bakri balloon is one of these improvements, which, I believe, is one of the most important advances for treating serious postpartum hemorrhage. I’ll explain here why this device should be utilized more often when treatment with uterotonics hasn’t adequately resolved bleeding.
By properly educating patients on the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and when to seek medical attention the prevalence of myocardial infarctions would likely decrease. If healthcare professionals take the extra time to properly educate each and every patient about the benefits of proper health management, we could reduce the amount of heart attacks, as well as the promoting a generally healthier population, one person at a
Falls are a considerable burden on patients, nurses, and hospitals. Preventing falls from happening should be a priority in healthcare organizations. While the risk of falling cannot be eliminated, it can be significantly reduced through the implementation of effective fall prevention programme (Oliver et al., 1997, Close et al., 1999). Such programme is to assess the fall-risk of patient during hospitalization as assessment enables appropriate preventive strategies to be implemented by using fall-risk assessment tool. However, there is few assessment tools have been subjected to extensive evaluation.
Initial discovery of diminished ventricular function permits adjustments in the chemotherapy regimen, either by increasing the break amid doses or by reducing the total cumulative dose of a theoretically toxic agent. Myocardial strain imaging allows detection of subclinical left ventricular systolic dysfunction before it manifests as heart failure symptoms or a reduction in left ventricular ejection
Severe exacerbations are usually treated with high-dose corticosteroids, which aid in reducing inflammation. Whereas in a rehabilitation program the primary focal point is on improving or maintaining the patients ability to perform effectively at any stage of the disease (National Multiple Sclerosis Society [APA],
he results indicate the effectiveness of both drug use and improve the quality of life scores both of article related to oral health patients also made findings being independent markers of effectiveness of medications the patient is more mucosa on the rate of artificial saliva, respectively. Key words: artificial saliva , propolis , mucositis ,Leukemia Introduction: Oral mucositis (OM) is a term to describe an oral mucosa inﬂammation as a chemotherapy side effect. Clinical features combine erythema, edema and sensitivity, followed by painful ulceration and mucosal bleeding. Patients with severe OM are unable to eat, speak or swallow due to pain.
Poor communication is so important that the Institute of Medicine identified it as the cause of many medical errors (Institute of Medicine, 1999). The Center for American Nurses (2008) defines disruptive behavior as “behavior that interferes with healthy communication among providers and adversely influences performance and outcomes. For instance, at the beginning of the placement, I found a reason behind the occurrence of client errors and missing nursing interventions that is insufficient communication among my teammates. Meanwhile, I have learnt a more systematic presentation to turn over cases and apply. Standard protocols, such as SBAR (situation-background- assessment-recommendations) are now commonplace as a way to improve communication (Beckett & Kipnis, 2009).
(Marieb and Hoehn, 2016) In my clinical setting, it was expected that a level of proffesional protocol is carried out for a correct, and safe arterial reading while maintaining a hygienic and aseptic approach that is safe, and reduces the risk of detrimental harm to myself as a healthcare professional and to the patient in my care. Bp is read from patients as a matter of determining illness by monitoring what is known as a NEWS score, presenting a validating number to recognise the level of health of an individual. (Royal College of Nursing, 2015) Hypertension, high blood pressure, or hypotension, low blood pressure, can be a sign of a decreased state of health for my patients, therefore it was imperative that a bp exam is carried out in the correct way for the
The sepsis, multisystem organ failure, thrombosis something called trauma triads which are a status of blood flow for perfusion states, heel injury and hyper coagulopathy development can predispose to things that can cause pulmonary embolism so those are the things that make it worse for the patient. 2. Discuss assessment of the pediatric trauma patient. Pediatric burns again could have multiple events such as terrorism or an accident. The big thing that concern first with second and third-degree burns is that we don’t concern ourselves with as far as the treatment.
The potential positive social change implications of sedation management guidelines includes the development of an effective guide that nurses can use in the care of sedated patients and better patient outcomes. With the use of evidence-based practice guidelines, patients’ length of stay in the ICU, and the hospital as a whole, will be decreased, and the nursing practice in critical care will be enhanced with the use of evidence-based practice
In the light of the above, evidence based approach should be adopted to mitigate the impact of nuisance alarms in hospitals. Taking a case of a pilot project carried out at John Hopkins Hospital in 2005, a strong project team was identified where they found that with proper alarm management, it is possible that critical frequency of alarms can be reduced to a satisfactory level which resultantly would not have adverse effect to the patient (Meeks,
Fraud is all around us. Especially in the health care industry. What is being done to prevent fraud from reoccurring over and over in the health care industry? In the article “New medical codes can better catch fraud, but training is needed” by Tami Rockholt, RN, BSN; Mike Fossey; Mary McLean, BS discuses the topic of health care organizations transferring from ICD-9 to ICD-10 to help decrease fraud in the coding and billing department.
While reviewing the posts for team one discussion this week it looks like they are all agreed that standardization would have a positive within the healthcare system. Collecting data and the exchanging of health information are essential in improving patient safety and quality care. Having standardized terminology will simplify the transference of data among providers and decrease misunderstandings. I feel that only a few individuals directly mentioned how big of an impact standardization will have on overall clinical workflow. Standardization will allow clinicians to dedicate more time to patient
In this paper, computerized physician order entry (CPOE) systems will be discussed. The reduction of medication errors as a result of CPOE will be addressed, as well as, the possible errors or problems that it can still cause. The ease of use and how clinician input affects the efficiency, usability and safety will be included. Lastly, possible solutions to the problems and issues that arise from CPOE will also be provided. CPOE systems are very effective at reducing errors and assist with workflow.
Integrated healthcare is key to eliminating mental and physical health disparities by addressing the needs of people based on their differences in their race, socio-economic status, and culture. An integrated healthcare organization is competent of responding to a community with challenges of long standing health disparities. Healthcare professionals in an integrated system are cross-trained in both physical and behavioral health to handle the challenges of mental and physical health disparities. It improves the quality of care of the population by lowering costs, enhancing patient access, and improving the life of both individuals and families. The con of addressing the long standing health disparity is managing the care of patients and