If the nurse is interrupted during the distribution of medications, the trolley must be locked and the key taken with the nurse. • If a medication is not given, this is to be noted on the medication chart and also in the clinical progress notes including the reason why it was not given. • Always remain with the patient until such time the medication has been administered. • Always check name, strength of the medication, expiry date on the ampule or bottle. If details are not legible, return to Pharmacy.
Prevent falls at facilities • Identify residents at high risk for falling, including those having poor vision, gait disturbances, weakness, cardiovascular disease, incontinence, and a history of falls. • Include specific measures in the care plan of high-risk residents to prevent falls. • Increase the sensitivity of the entire staff to the potential for accidents within and around the facility through ongoing education programs. Each employee must play a part in noticing, reporting, and reducing potential hazards. • Assess newly admitted residents for the presence of factors that increase their risk of falls, orient them to their environment, and observe them carefully during their first two weeks at the facility.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 (HASAWA) The Act places a general duty to "ensure so far as is reasonably practicable the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees". Employers must comply with the Act. They must; A) Provide and maintain plant, safety equipment and safe systems of work. This would mean that the employer would have to make sure that named operatives on site were trained and deemed competent to use/drive a forklift truck and that the forklift was kept in a safe working condition. B) Ensure materials used are properly stored, handled, used and transported.
all laboratories that perform moderate- and high-complexity tests as identified by CLIA ’88 must participate in a proficiency testing program. Proficiency testing programs measure test. Before collecting a specimen, you must first be sure you have the right patient. Proper patient identification is an essential part of good laboratory practice. You do not want to collect a blood sample from someone who only needs a urinalysis.
Recommendations • Continuous patient education should be incorporated in to clinical activities at all clinic locations. This is to enlighten patients on the activities that can adversely affect the accuracy of body composition estimation, when carried out just before visit to the clinics. This will help in maintaining industrial standard. • Specialists taking the body composition estimation should be trained on the importance of adhering strictly to the acceptable protocols of patients check-in and preparation for body composition estimation. They should be hold accountable for any breach in protocols.
It must incorporate innovative approaches to create a stronger organizational ethics culture change, quality improvement intervention, new policies, standards, tools, metrics, and on going in-house monitoring of sterilization areas the hospital can help safeguard from this type of issue from happening again. Additionally the hospital needs to take appropriate disciplinary action against all employees involved that were not performing their job’s properly, this includes not only the technicians but the head of sterile processing. Furthermore the staff must improve the training on sterilization methods, this includes the consequences of not following proper
If a child becomes ill while at A Child?s Paradise verbal authorization may be given to the director over the phone. The director will complete the medical authorization form and the parent must sign it when the child is picked up. When medication is given to a child the staff member that administers it must document the type of medication, when the medication was given, and how much. Documentation of Accidents: Staff/volunteer members must document all accidents that occur at A Child?s Paradise using the proper form. When filling out these forms staff/volunteer members must remain confidential and not use other children?s names, but the forms must be completed with as much detail as possible.
The first service on the scene of the incident assesses the situation to comply with the Health and safety at Work Act 1974. The health and safety at work act set basic principles to be followed by both employees and employers to make sure a safe working environment by protecting the health, safety and welfare of people at work, protecting other against risks to health or safety in connection with the activities of persons at work, controlling the keeping, use and possession of dangerous substances. When it became law in 1974 health and safety at work act did not apply to police officers but the police health and safety act 1997 brought all police officers within the opportunity of the act. Health and safety at work act is an allowing act,
The chemical purchasing computer system can be linked to law enforcement’s computer system which raises an alarm on major purchases being made regardless of location and time. Law enforcement can begin to investigate and legally monitor activities of individuals that have raised an alarm and if found necessary law enforcement can request a search warrant from a judge to conduct search and seizure operations. Since our water supply is considered a critical industry and infrastructure, employees should be required to undergo stringent security background checks and as well as a thorough psychological exam to ensure they are mentally and physically able to perform their duties. These employment policies can add an additional layer of protection against any terrorist links that employees may have had. The idea of these measures is to provide law enforcement with an effective tool to identify individuals with potential terrorist related ideologies and then devise actions to counter this potential threat in order to protect the residents of
In order to improve the quality of care and patients safety, the employee should operate within their scope of practice. Due to the incident which took place earlier, I would make sure the correct policy and procedure are put in place to eliminate any unauthorized staff from prescribing any form of medication. Medical assistants (MAs), are not license to prescribe medication (American association of medical assistants, 2017). The MAs administrative duties and clinical duties will be clearly outlined in the policy and procedure book. As the nurse practitioner, I would initiate a telephone triage line, which will give the patient access to a licensed personnel after hours.