Everyone who enters an OR wear personal protective equipment (mask, non-powdered gloves, gown and head covering) because in the OR patients are at risk for impaired skin tissue integrity, infection, anxiety, altered body temperature, and dehydration. Moreover, obtaining informed consent from the patient or legal guardian, the consent implies that the patient has sufficient information to understand nurses must witness patient was informed and signed and document in the patient chart because it is a way to ensure patient safety and reflect professional
This aspect controls the committee and supply chain of the healthcare facility and hospitals to keep a watch on the health acquired infection. Not only but it is also recommended for the visitors to use alcohol hand rub while coming out from the patient’s room. This practice will keep them healthy and will also give an image regarding the hospital that the administration doesn’t only care about their patients but also care about the health of their
Methadone maintenance therapy (MMT) or Methadone Replacement Therapy (MRT) is one of the “Harm Reduction” programme established by the Ministry of Health Malaysia in October 2005 for opioid abusers or patients who developed opioid dependence. Methadone can be administrated on an outpatient programme at numerous government hospitals and clinics. Methadone is prescribed by a qualified and well-trained physician when the patient presented himself at the clinic, and the dosage of methadone will be determined and hence dispensed by a pharmacist. The patient has to strictly follow and adhere to the treatment regime. A few places where MMT is accessible include tertiary government hospital, health clinic, general practitioners, national anti-drug
As a pharmacy assistant you must be well versed with the basic medical responses in case of emergency. Learning basic responses to emergencies can help you cope with an emergency. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce their pain or minimise the consequences of injury or sudden illness until an ambulance arrives. This could mean the difference between life and death for them. Basic life support (BLS) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life-threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.
For example, a healthcare provider may order haloperidol for someone who experiences aggression and insomnia after a surgical treatment. If this medication was not considered a standard treatment for the patient’s condition, it could be viewed as a chemical restraint. Nurses should follow institutional policy and accrediting agencies standards. Employees should have easy access to forms or electronic documentation to verify provision of safe care to the patient in restraints. Healthcare providers should ensure the restraint is used for the least amount of time; patients should have circulation checks of a
As a second limitation the actual pharmacotherapeutic complications due to the potential food-drug interactions were not evaluated. As a third limitation, this study was conducted in one inpatient teaching hospital and the results may differ from the results of studies in other centres. Future studies are warranted to further evaluate the real outcome of food-drug interactions. Moreover, future research to consider the knowledge of physicians, pharmacists, nutritionists and nurses about the food-drug interactions is recommended. Communicating with nurses seems to be an effective ways to preventing food-drug interaction interactions.
INTRODUCTION Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is one of the most important agents in the prevention of hospital acquired infections or what we termed nosocomial infections. IPC channels every member of the hospital, which includes, healthcare providers (HCP), patients and the hospitals perse. It is important to practice IPC commandment to every hospital as well as community. The Palestinian Ministry of Health (MOH) adopted the national IPC protocol. Employees working in pediatrics hospital are supposed to take precautions to protect their patients and staff from exposure to potentially infectious materials.
This procedure also serves as a great opportunity to presenting infection causing organisms that can be detrimental to patient’s health. Thus requiring and obtaining the attention of many professionals within the medical system to evaluate and research evidence-based factors that can help in decreasing the chances of contaminating patients. At the start of any medical related class, handwashing is a skill taught as a standard precaution measure to protect the patients and the medical personnel’s involved. During the course of the IV insertion and maintenance stands a precarious time where hand washing is
Recently, there was found to be an error in the way drug allergies where being placed into a patient’s electronic healthcare record. Nurses were found to be placing wrong allergies and unverified reactions into the electronic record. Therefore, after a patient sustained a drug allergy reaction, after a nurse unknowingly removed the listed allergen from the electronic health record, a new process was implemented by the quality improvement committee. Now, when an allergy is edited in the electronic health care record, a warning window states that the allergen was altered or deleted and prompts the user to enter their user badge number to save the change. In this case, patient safety was strengthened from an accidental listed allergy modification.
However, to provide effective, life-saving first aid interventions requires instruction and practical training. This is especially true where it relates to potentially fatal illnesses and injuries, such as those that require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR); these procedures may be invasive, and carry a risk of further injury to the patient and the provider. As with any training, it is more useful if it occurs before an actual emergency, and in many countries, emergency ambulance dispatchers may give basic first aid instructions over the phone while the ambulance is on the