Hence, in this way, people were got used to with these hand hygiene markers. Hence, it is recommended for different healthcare facilities to give awareness to their healthcare administrators and health infection nurses to use hand hygiene markers in order to avoid nosocomial infection. This aspect will deteriorate the mortality and morbidity rate as well from the healthcare and among the patients since majority of the diseases are contagious and are travelled from either physicians or nurses to patients. This effect leads to more diseases among patients, nurses, administrators, and physicians as well. This aspect controls the committee and supply chain of the healthcare facility and hospitals to keep a watch on the health acquired infection.
Introduction: The primary health care centers represent a crucial place for individuals seeking public health care services. They provide reachable, reasonably priced and available health care facilities for optimum care. However, they can be the reason for spread of infection particularly in case of poor practice of hand hygiene. Hand Hygiene defined as “cleaning your hands by using either handwashing, antiseptic hand wash, antiseptic hand rub, or surgical hand antisepsis” (CDC,2017). Healthcare associated infections has drawn the attention of the healthcare system because of the significant problems associated with it in terms of increase in financial cost, hospitalization, morbidity and mortality.
This will enable patients to talk about health issues including emotional, social, mental problems that disturb them. In healthcare, certain factors affect good nurse-patient communication which are time, language, environment, shortage of nursing staff, assumptions etc. These factors lead to error in medication, misdiagnosis and even death. So, the need for good nurse-patient communication should be emphasized in nursing practice. 3.3 Application in current job I really do know and understand the benefits of a good nurse-patient communication.
Use antiseptic agents for cleansing skin or mucous membranes before surgery, cleaning wounds, or doing handrubs or surgical handscrubs with an alcohol-based antiseptic product. Use safe work practices such as not recapping or bending needles, safely passing sharp instruments, and suturing (when appropriate) with blunt needles. Safely dispose of infectious waste materials to protect those who handle them and prevent injury or spread of infection to the community. Infection control measures in family planning unit The consistent use of recommended infection prevention practices is A critical component of quality health services, as well as a basic right of every patient, client, or staff member in a health care setting. Although there is only a minimal risk of infection associated with IUD use, studies have shown that it is often related to the insertion procedure (ARHP 2008), rather than to the IUD itself.
It was a satisfying moment as a nursing student to not be afraid and know how to provide safe and preventative care to reduce the risks for falls, such as having my clinical instructor, a colleague and myself to help a client that has fragile bones and was confused because of their medical diagnosis. As well, we can provide proper prevention and infection control by applying correct hygiene care after assisting a client with an infection such as clostridium difficile. What did not go well after this experience is I found out that this client had clostridium difficile and at first, I was scared that now I am at risk and will acquire this infection. Instead, I looked at it as I am overcoming my fear of the different infections and diseases I will be exposed to as a nurse and that is why learning how to perform proper hygiene is very important. This bad thought turned into a learning curve and that nothing will make me not provide safe and effective care to any client.
Health promotion can be defined as empowering individuals to take control over their health, and to improve and maintain a healthy lifestyle (World Health Organization, 2011). To facilitate this process, the nurse plays an active role in health education to provide information and guidance to promote a healthier lifestyle. Traditionally, the focus of the nurse was to teach patients how to manage illness (Ganzit and Stefanini 2012). This role has now expanded to focus on health promotion and how to remain healthy. With an evidence based understanding of the effectiveness of health promotion to give people the awareness and provide knowledge to what is essential for a healthy lifestyle (Maville and Huerta 2008).
Instead we should be advocating patients to practice healthy lifestyle and aware of any potential health risks in daily life. Prevention of diseases is of most importance, preventing infections by practicing basic hygiene can lower the burden to the entire health care system and prevent unnecessary expense of patients. Practicing healthy lifestyle such as exercising at least 30 minutes everyday and controlling diets can help to lower the risk of having chronic illnesses in the late years, which can ease a large portion of public hospitals. Other than that, doctors should also aware of any social or mental difficulties of patients, which may be the underlying cause or hindering factors for patients to comply with treatment. If doctors observe patients have financial or social difficulties, they can advocate patients to seek help from medical social workers, this is beneficial to both patients and the whole health care
As such nurses also go into the communities to create awareness on recent developments and how to manage our environment to prevent the inhabitants from becoming sick. Nursing to me is showing that love; care and compassion to those in need. The society can see the difference in our practice, as we go about protecting patients, promoting good health, and preventing diseases. For nurses to be successful, they work together with other health care members and families to provide care. Definition of Person A person
I believe it is also the nurses responsibility to help this patient work on this area of wellness. In order to avoid any thinking errors, a couple things may have to occur. In order to avoid any bias or close mindedness that may occur there needs to be a thinking of
When a patient has an issue or problem nurses must work together as a team to find the answers and help their patient. There may be that one patient that might be acting a bit off; perhaps they are normally cognitively intact and continent of bowel and bladder but now they are incontinent and confused. Nurses must act as a team to figure out what is going on with their patient; do they have a urinary track infection? Should we get a urine culture and sensitivity? Should we start an antibiotic or maybe try increasing oral intake first?
My patients have things as routine as check-ups and immunizations, to my diagnosing life-changing diseases. I teach preventative care, and emphasize healthy behaviors, and changing bad habits into good ones. 2. What training and/or education is required to be a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner? A Bachelor’s degree in nursing.
By generating questions and conducting research, we build on new evidence, to be able to improve our practice. Reviewing this literature has ignited a spirit of inquiry, for further research and evidence. The results of the study showed that aromatherapy was effective in reducing patients post-operative pain and also decreasing the inflammatory process. Patients VAS scale was lower with the aromatherapy, as well as their blood pressure. These results have an impact on nursing
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,
As of now, treatment is mainly focused on relieving the symptoms. However, there are herbal treatments, prescription medications, nutritional supplements, and diet changes that can help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with the symptoms. Keeping updated on the news and latest developments about this disease is important. You need to find effective ways to cope with this condition and take control of your health. Doing so can help improve the quality of your life
Hi Nicole, as a nurse, I am responsible to protect my patients. One of the ways I protect my patients is by properly washing my hands, utilizing hand sanitizer when washing hands is not an option or available. Using gloves in addition to personal protective equipment and sterilizing equipment and surfaces will decrease the risk and spread of the influenza virus. It is so important as a nurse that I always educate my patients as well as their family members regarding health promotion, in order to reduce the spread of not only the influenza virus but bacterial infections as well. Majority of my patients are immunosuppressed therefore their risk of getting sick from the flu can progress into a deadly virus (Groeneveld, 2009).