Because family members needn’t required to take the patient to the other hospital or other department after the fall of the patient. Also in terms of cost of the treatment also, there is noteworthy reduction in the cost of treatment as all the segments of the treatment are happening at the same place. For the healthcare professional, there is so many tasks are there to perform after the implementation of the strategy. Also, there is lot of learning for the healthcare professionals in all this exercise. Clinicians and practitioners visited the patients frequently and attended the cases.
Healthcare systems have traditionally been constructed around hierarchical perspectives used to train healthcare professionals (Porter-O’Grady and Malloch, 2007). In such hierarchies, senior physicians are often put at the top with certain power distances between other professionals. This can lead to difficulties in patient management when the patients safety is in question, but the healthcare professional involved may be hesitant to question the physician’s treatment plan or are too intimidated to voice out their opinions. In a study of over 2000 healthcare professionals including nurses and pharmacists, nearly half of the respondents felt pressured into administering a medication for which they had concerns, despite previously questioning the prescriber regarding the safety of the order (Institute for Safe Medication Practices, 2004). This was due to feelings of intimidation by the prescriber and an inability to effectively communicate their concerns.
These burdens, that stroke victims face may hinder their daily activity and living conditions. Thankfully, there has been on-going research conducted, that relates to the overall care of post-stroke victims, and how they have been conditioned back into their old living habits prior to the stroke. When the care of a patient, who has suffered from a stroke is determined, rehabilitation that may suite the individual’s needs, is often recommended and required to get the best end results possible. Furthermore, most of the aftercare that post stroke patients receive is acute patient care; which provides an extensive amount of care, given within a
Utilizing fall risk scores does not apply only to the older population but to patients of all ages. Implementing this change into my nursing practice will help me identify those at risk and apply the appropriate interventions, such as a bed alarm, for the patients who are unsteady on their feet or are trying to ambulate by themselves. Moreover, I will continue to treat the elderly population with respect. All of us can learn a great deal of information about these patients and other various subjects if we not only make time for these patients but also
Because of EMTALA patients will no longer be turned away for economical reasons. They will be attended to with medical screening and examinations no matter the condition. Patient dumping" became an issue when so many unstable people were turned away or transferred started to have more difficulties with their health condition because they were not attended to on the spot at the time. Many hospitals participated in this practice and it was only endangering the patient’s health and life. The purpose of health care is to meet the medical needs and the safety and well being of a
Hi Ann, I agree with you that we as nurses face tough situations about your patient care. Our primary role is to advocate for our patient’s rights if that means standing up to their own family members or physicians, so the patient’s wishes are heard. Patients have a right to refuse a procedure, if they think it is the best option for them. Our primary job is to provide education so our patients can make an informed decision about their care. Not too long ago, I took care of a patient that had open heart surgery but had multiple complications after the procedure.
However, as mentioned before, activation of a full trauma team consisting of clinicians from multiple specialities is time and labour intensive and many patients who activate trauma team response do not require the input of such a team, often resulting in them being discharged home from the emergency department (Au and Holdgate, 2010). In contrast, other patients may require immediate input from specialist clinicians and the assessment of a team skilled in the principles of Advanced Trauma Life Support (Kortbeek et al.,
Even one instance of abandonment can cause a nurse to find it difficult to have the trust of coworkers. They may also find it problematic trying to gain employment with any past of abandonment. From all this research I have learned additional actions that are forms of abandonment that I hadn’t thought of previously. I feel that I am better prepared to not commit any acts of abandonment now that I have gained new knowledge and understanding. As a nurse I do not want to ever place patients in danger, not only to avoid reprimand from the board of nursing, but also because each patient is some ones loved one and I feel all people no matter what their past is like deserves great nursing care in a nonjudgmental way.
Stage 1. Description Under the heavy workload of nursing care, accidents are easily to cause. It is avoidable for nurse to reduce the accidents by enhancing the quality of care and be awareness on patient safety. During my practicum, there are some incidents that have not fully aware of patient safety on the nursing practice. When they take care of patient, they often forgot the practice of preventing harm from patient which influences the practice.