The purpose of transfusion is twofold: to improve the anemia and to suppress the ineffective erythropoiesis. Chronic transfusions prevent most of the serious growth, skeletal and neurological complications of thalassemia major (6). In spite of its vital role in saving lives and enhancing patients' lives, blood transfusion is associated with risks. Making mistakes in blood transfusion and insufficient control of patients who receive blood during the transfusion can lead to death in such patients (7). So, standards of safe blood transfusion must be developed and maintained to ensure a safe and rational approach in the use of blood transfusions in the management of these disorders, also careful consideration must be given to the associated dangers(6).
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
Patient teaching is the most significant nursing intervention in the healthcare setting. Effective patient teaching is very important because it helps the patient to prevent or minimize complication and ensure quality outcomes. I believe, it important including patient teaching as routine nursing care because it increases quality patient care the healthcare setting. Another important thing I have noticed in the intra-operative room was maintaining the sterile field and managing the risk factors in the operative environment. 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.
Emergency medications, intubation materials/equipments, and oxygen supply must be readily available at bedside in case of code. Oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and cardiac pulse are frequently checked. If possible, mechanical ventilator is best to be available. 10. Cholera Nurses must emphasize hygiene and sanitation to the family since it may bring concern in the public eye.
An example includes respecting the decision when a patient refused to take lactulose because it made him have frequent bowel movements. In EPIC, we would chart patient refused the medicine resulting in providing patient-centered care. For quality improvement, the unit has data on how many infections have occurred with central lines and utilize benchmarks and evidence-based practice guidelines to prevent infections. For instance, I had to perform proper hand washing and scrub the hub for at least 30 seconds with alcohol pads to prevent infections in patients who have intravenous lines.
This symbol tells that if we are contaminated with corrosive materials, it’s very dangerous. If these substances touch the skin, it will burn the flesh. If contaminated with the eyes, it will cause permanent blindness. Concentrated solution of caustic soda and other strong bases is an example. It is important to wear glasses and gloves while handling this type of chemicals.
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
Patient safety has received much recognition after the Institute of Medicine’s publication of “To err is to human: building a safer health system” , patient safety includes the avoidance, prevention and amelioration of adverse events emanating from health care delivery procedures and it comprises of systems of patient care, error reporting, and starting new systems aimed at reducing risk of errors in patient care as well as care functions which nursing has sole responsibility (Berland et al., 2012). The common media for the transmission of HCAIs are the hands of healthcare professionals, from patient to patient and within the care environment (Allegranzi & Pittet 2009). Patient safety is the ‘’patient’s freedom from unnecessary real or potential
It involves a deep knowledge of the legal normative of the state. For that reasons in all type of event, even in the smallest one, it has to be carefully managed and controlled. It is also important to know the current regulation about workers (the need a regular contract) and volunteers. All the employees’ need a medical insurance or everything that the regulation explained is necessary. This is mainly because, if an accident happens without respecting the regulation, a very bad publicity occurred.
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.
Many times, hospitals asks pharmacists to perform actions that might go against The Code of Ethics. However, we still need to respect the autonomy and dignity of all our patients (Veatch & Haddad, 5). As Antonio has so gracefully stated, what if the physician has found evidence that the medication does work but no trials yet have been performed on it? What would you do in this instance Aggy?
Maintaining a clean and safe health care environment is an essential component of infection control practices and is integral to the safety of patients and staff. Fomites are materials that are likely to harbour infectious organisms and serve in their transmission (Top 10 Infection, 2016). Examples of fomites are clothes, utensils and furniture. Environmental service and housekeeping practices include daily and terminal cleaning of rooms, management of linen and disinfection and or sterilisation of appropriate materials. Hassan pointed out that frequent audits were done by Humber river hospital, as it is the hospitals responsibility to maintain a clean and safe
One study by Arnold et al. (2010) directly compared the two drugs in question for this project and provided credible information to the development of an evidenced-based answer to the problem (Arnold et al., 2010). A second systematic review by Akl et al. (2014) researched the effects of the two drugs in question in the thromboprophylaxis treatment of patients (Akl et al.,
In my facility, the safety of our patients is our top priority. We use a set of interventions using clinical indications to ensure the safety of patients with indwelling catheters. These indications are strict intake and output (I&O), patients monitored for acute renal insufficiency or failure, sedated patients with critical illness, and neurological patients monitored for syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) or diabetes insipidus. Patients suffering from acute urinary retention, or bladder outlet obstruction with the inability to void, as well as select surgical patients, are also indicated.
Therefore, they have a moral, legal, and ethical duty to protect the sensitive information that they come across as they conduct diagnostic tests or take patients through treatment procedures (American Health Information Management Association, 2008). Within the context of electronic health records, the AHIMA documentation guidelines offer a high degree of control to prevent unauthorized access to such sensitive information. Accuracy, consistency, and completeness of clinical information are highly regarded since they assist in proper coding and reporting of information, which facilitate proper and accurate medical care (Parman, 2014). The documentation guidelines also support the report of all the necessary healthcare elements, such as diagnostic and procedure codes, since the information is required for external reporting. In case of conflict, ambiguity, or incomplete information, health care providers are supposed to clarify through writing or verbally to eliminate medical errors that may put the patients’ lives in jeopardy.