Epidemiology is really a community health, problem solving process, which is similar to other processes used in healthcare. Nurses follow many similar steps as epidemiologists, as they have to first figure out what is happening in order to then treat the patient correctly. Disease prevention is a very important step in keeping the public healthy and safe .This fascinating scientific field is not only important to the community, but it is also important to the clinicians, because it helps to keep hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare facilities safer and more organized. This is why epidemiologists are so important. Simply by understanding how people become sick or injured, they are providing a great service to mankind in general and helping to protect communities from future health issues.
Assessment Tool: Hand Hygiene (Behaviorist theory) The skill chosen for evaluation is based on hand hygiene specifically the social hand wash technique. The technique was based on the WHO guidelines from which the assessment tool was developed. The theory used to develop the assessment tool is the behaviorist theory of learning and teaching focusing on Pavlov and Skinner’s theories. The Behaviorist Theory The behaviorist theory is compiled by a number of theorists who formulated the basis of this theory which can be described as the change in behavior of the student due to what was taught by the educator and learnt by the student (Bruce et al, 2015). There are variables which make this theory relevant to the tool which I designed; the students
How might the ANA code of ethics and the Nurse Practice Act help to guide Josepha? The legal and ethical issue that Josepha has to use is. He has to know how to discuss the issue he has with the higher or manager of the head nurse. It is good to communicate the issue you have with the managers instead of felling bad thing about them. As I read the “Team STEPPS makes strides for better communication”, some of the tools like; (SBARQ) is used in many organizations, especially during patient hand-offs.
The use of proper hygiene can prevent infections and reduce the spread of several diseases. A second solution to enhance proper hygiene is to involve nurses and patients in their care. Nurses and patients will be watching a video on what proper hygiene is and what it means when it is not done. Nurses will also utilize a checklist to ensure patients are performing good hygiene. Implementation takes many resources that include time, money, and participation.
• Washing hands – All services should have policies and procedures implemented within their program to encourage good hygiene such as washing hands, educators should role model these practises and teach the children when it’s appropriate to wash their hands, such as after they have been to the toilet, before and after meal times, and if they are sick to prevent the spread of infection through droplets in the air. Also educators need to be washing their hands before and after administering medication and changing children’s nappies, wiping snotty noses, dealing with bodily fluids and also wearing gloves as a barrier to prevent infection spreading. (Canberra, 2012) • Cleaning – All toys, surfaces and equipment in the service should be regularly cleaned and disinfected with warm soapy water, this helps prevent the spread of germs as depending on the age of the children they often go through stages of putting things in their mouths, and by cleaning floors and surfaces will help to keep dust and general dirt and grime to a minimum and also prevent the spread of infections. •
It is important because in the healthcare field one of our main goals is to treat and care for our patients holistically. If the objective is
Occupational therapists use knowledge of sensory integration in planning and adapting activities for individuals with disabilities to achieve the desired outcomes. A routine of organized sequences of five stages reestablish the likelihood of an automatic, habitual response as well as restore environmental interaction for impaired individuals. Since the OBRA-87 requires nursing home to create individualized care plans for residents to focus on maintain and improving the ability to walk and complete ADLs, the five stages method is one of the treatment methods can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to focus on maintain and improving the ability to walk and complete ADLs, the five stages method is one of the treatment methods can be used by occupational therapy practitioners to facilitate balanced healthy routines in institutional care settings. It helps clients to achieve the greater ability in ADLs and decrease disruptive behaviors throughout the day. In addition, it helps clients to shift an attitude from “I can’t” to “I can” in order to improve quality of life, happiness, and
A new medical arms race will result into an intensification of clinic costs and aggregate healthcare expenditures. The reason behind an increase in the cost is the inpatient service duplication and the supply prompted demand. It may generate monetary and service inequalities amid the community hospitals, outpatient clinics, and specialized care hospitals. For example, a specialty hospital that focuses on cardiology would provide excellent service and yield a higher market share in comparison to a local community hospital that provides a broad-spectrum of healthcare services. Furthermore, the amplified rivalry for the acquisition of general practitioners and patients will result into enhanced volume of patients which may affect the quality of the care.
Jo's problem by Mr. Tom which could have had bigger repercussions in the end depending on the phobia's severity. Effective communication coupled with team work is the basis for the delivery of high quality services and patient safety care. Failures in communication are one of the main causes of inadvertent patient harm. As an anaesthetic nurse trainee being confronted with unexpected scenarios out of my comfort zone is an enrichment for my knowledge and practice. In this particular situation, I can conclude that Mrs. Jo could have had a better approach regarding her phobia and her level of anxiety, from the onset of her pre-assessment with Mr. Tom.
This team implement a specific guidelines for workers to help prevent the transmission and spread of infection through isolation and other healthcare habits. Much of this information is giving through training and educational programs given by the educationol departments. An example of guidelines that are essential for the healthcare worker are specified Hand washing is one of the most effective methods in prevention of the spread of infections. Depending on the type of care being provided there is a different hand-washing protocol indicates. For example, with routine care in the hospital,
The paper was written for the Health promotion III course. Through research I was able to analyze the effectiveness of the MI protocol and the effect that prompt initiation of the protocol had on the patients, as well as look at the nursing role in the protocol. Artifact #2 was written during the Pharmacology course, and is a teaching plan for a patient taking the drug Keflex (Cephalosporin). Through research of the drug a partner and I were able to identify nursing interventions and education necessary when caring for a patient on this drug. The teaching plan enabled us to look at the various side effects and contraindications for the drug that could
Objective: At the end of the NUR 201 course, students will be able to outline and analyze the implication of societal directions and social determinants of health on the health of unique, families, groups, and communities (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015). This course objective will provide trends and relevant information about health promotion. It makes nursing students to know and understand what is the purpose of the health promotion and caring. In this case, this course objective is necessary in nursing curriculum because it makes nurses or nursing students to encourage and empowering individual, families, groups, and communities to engage in immunization program, weight loss programs, or any other programs related with the health promotion. The operation of promoting the health of unique, families, collection, and communities is an integral component of professional nursing practice (Iwasiw & Goldenberg, 2015).
The prevention of infection is a practice that is crucial and paramount for the health and general well-being of society. Infection prevention and control is an integral part of healthcare systems around the world. The practice of Infection prevention and control is based on evidence and procedures that when applied continuously and effectively can inhibit as well as diminish the spread of harmful microorganisms. In healthcare facilities such as hospitals, clinics and long-term care Holmes the spread of infectious nosocomial diseases are a concern for healthcare providers, patients, and visitors of these facilities. Humber River Hospital is one of Canada’s largest regional acute care hospitals.
A work environment requires more consideration for those around you and how your actions impact their health and wellbeing. It is astonishing to realise how quickly germs can spread through basic hygiene neglect. Poor hygiene can contribute towards many health-related problems. We have already explored how infection control can reduce these risks but it is always worth reminding yourself of these.