Transition of care is vital part of recovering from any type of surgery. It can be detrimental to the patient’s health if all of the necessary steps and parties involved are not in proper sequence. Transition of care is a vulnerable time for all patients, but especially older patients and those with comorbidities. Transition of care is the coordination of care of patients transferring from different levels of care which include hospital admission through discharge, skilled nursing facilities, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home health care agencies, primary care physicians, specialist, and care takers at home (National Transitions of Care Coalition, n.d.). This paper will outline the downfalls of transition of care
Additionally, I assist in different cases throughout the ER. For example, when a new patients come or when patients are deteriorating, the available nurses go into the room and help the other nurse. In these situations, I go and help as well and gain experience on the procedure to follow in
For example, my patient had COPD disorder. We were supposed to do head to test assessment on our patient and document it. Describe your formal knowledge (e.g. physiology, psychology, communication skills) and previous personal experiences that helped guide you as you worked with the patient. My formal knowledge was from previous experience that we had last clinical.
I was able to create better therapeutic communication skills, pick up on the patient’s ticks, learn how to assess for triggers, etc. I will use this in the future because I will come in contact with patients who suffer from a mental illness on any floor I work on. They may not as serious as some of the patients I worked with on this clinical rotation, however, it is still important, as a nurse, to recognize and address mental health issues with patients. I also learned just how important self-care for nurses is. It doesn’t take long for nurses to begin to feel burnt out and lose passion in what they do.
They coordinate care across entire patient populations; working also with multi-disciplinary health care team across the care-continuum and helping organizations reduce length of stay and readmissions (Rebecca Hendren, 2009). PERSONAL CONTEXT: For me as a person, patient’s safety and care is an aspect of nursing responsibility that I hold in a high esteem. Each time a patient is entrusted to my keeping, the first thing that comes to do to ensure that quality care is rendered to their patient and also that their safety is guaranteed while nursing the patient. I usually ask my patient questions about their concerns and fears about their health status, this will help me to identify potential situations that can enlarger the patient’s safety and care during hospitalization, then work in collaboration with the health care team to eliminate these unforeseen situations and improve my patients health. I also implore the use of effective communication skills among my patients and colleague in other to achieve patient’s optimal health outcome which promote my patients care.
Quality of life, live or let die, and extraordinary measures. These are principles critical to medical professionals and the decisions they make every single day. In Lisa Belkin’s book “First Do No Harm”, she explores many real life cases, and how different physicians and teams answered the questions asked of them: Do we withdraw life saving support? Does the patient require DNR status? Do we allow a child die under our care?
Asher Miller Mr. Klempner English 12-1 28 February 2018 Radiology As culture continues to evolve, the use of diagnostic imaging in the medical field progresses to assist patients in identifying the source of their illness. Radiologists utilize various technologies in this ever-advancing field to diagnose the maladies in patients from all aspects of life. After years of education and training, radiologists can work in a variety of settings, in which they read scans and determine what is wrong with a patient while acquiring many benefits in the process. As with any career in the medical field, radiologists must engage in years of education and learning to both increase their knowledge and gain valuable experience on how to operate and interpret
Application of information based on the real observation of the patient with the combination of subjective and objective data that lead to conclusion making is regarded as clinical judgement. Its developed through practicing, experience, knowledge and continuous critical analysis. (Kienle & Kiene, 2011). It continuously expand to all medical fields: diagnosis, therapy, communication, and decision making. Clinical judgement is of complex because nurses are needed to have prior training in that he/she can have a better understanding of the subject.
Nurses face ethical dilemma in everyday situation about the advance directives and end of life care decisions. Nurses needs to educate the patients that advance directive can be done whether younger or older age, whether one healthy or sick. Another necessary information is that advance directives can be changes at any time according to their wish. If the medical record states the patient has an advance directive, make sure a copy of the patient's advance directive is in the patient's medical record. Also make sure that if a patient has more than one type of advance directive, copies of all of the patient's advance directive are in the medical record.
When trans-disciplinary teams are used in health care, providers from multiple disciplines cooperate and share ideas from the beginning to create a total health care plan that covers all necessary diagnoses and treatment for a patient. For example, if someone recovering from serious traumatic brain injury may require close collaboration between mental health care, medical doctors and therapists in the recovery. The real difference between “Interdisciplinary” and “Transdisciplinary” lies on the diverse nature of research questions posed by these two different approaches of
It makes decisions based on complementary data that sourced from interviews of several representatives of the Standard Care (SC), Case Management (CM), and its IT departments. The CM department can gather information of all processes concerning the treatment, nursing, and after-treatment of the patients to perform better services for patients (Wulff et al., 2008). Concerning the new strategy implemented by RWTH Hospital, the margin between estimated bed time and actual bed time has been
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.