Safety is a primary concern in any laboratory environment, and it is especially important in a physician’s office laboratory because patients and laboratory workers may be at risk. For your own protection, as well as that of patients and coworkers, you must always be aware of and observe laboratory safety guidelines. The operation of a POL can have a significant impact on the health of the patients who depend on the medical practice for care. Accurate patient specimen testing is a primary concern. A quality assurance program is designed to monitor the quality of the patient care a medical laboratory provides.
According to an article published by Professional Liability Advocate, “The metadata … compiled into an audit trail … shows the date, time and user who accessed a patient’s chart. It even shows whether the user created or added to an existing record.” If an electronic medical record is altered or amended without indicating that the changes are a late entry, the plaintiff’s attorney will find out. As seen in the example above, this results in negative outcomes for both the case’s defense and the healthcare provider’s
The management wrote-up the physician and suspended the nurse from working in the facility for two weeks. “Effective resolution of conflict requires an understanding of the cause of the conflict; however, some conflicts may have more than one cause” (Finkelman, 2016, p.325). Everyone ignored their obligation, and stated that they performed their roles. The situation occurred as a result of lack of clarity and an ignorance of role performance among staff. This may be a typical for most healthcare organizations and many health consequences resulting from role denial and negligence.
It’s a common legal issue in todays healthcare system. Thing can fall through our fingers yes, but it is the organizations job to follow the right procedures mandated by the law. This in turn can contribute to finding better ways to protect patient’s personal information and keep the hospitals quality for caring and protecting their members not just their physical needs, but personal needs as
Pharmacy malpractice lawsuit, the components id the case must contain the pharmacist had a duty of care, the pharmacist breached the duty of care, the breach proximately caused harm to the patient and damages are the results (Milenkovich). Pharmacists have professional degree, licensed by state board and hold s out to the public as having the training required to manage drug therapy for patient. Pharmacists are, therefore, at a greater duty of care, which demands correctness in pharmacy
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.
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
Penalty’s for these violations are based upon the degree of the misconduct. Fines range from $100 to $50000 per violation and imprisonment from 1 to 10 years (American Medical Association, n.d) Zhou received a light sentence for the crimes that he committed. HIPAA penalties are based upon the number of violations; though Zhou accessed 323 medical he was not charged for each violation. High profile patient’s charts were also viewed, shall this information be released Zhou could have received fine up to $250000 and ten years in person. He also claimed that he did not know that violating HIPAA was a federal crime.
Unfortunately HIPAA violations happen every year in our country. In fact, a situation happened in a New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center on May 7th 2010. The HIPAA violation happened after the electronic health records of 6,800 patients ended up on Google for the world to see. The United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who are responsible for HIPAA enforcement laws deeply investigated this case. It was discovered that a Columbia University physician who developed applications for New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University, attempted to deactivate a personally owned computer server on the network containing electronic protected health information (ePHI).
This class taught me a lot about the medical field. It also provided me with hands on experience. I learned how to take basic care of patients. Even though I did not want to become a nurse, I wanted to work my way up because I believe that to become a doctor, I should be able to delegate duties of the people who work under a physician. During my time there, I learned how to make hospital beds, give bed baths, change patient’s clothes, and other common duties of a nursing assistant.
I asked my Grandmother, when you finally went for your scan and the results came out positive what was your first reaction? She answered in tears and said i immediately fell to the ground in shock, “I suffered through the treatment and ended up in breast conserving surgery were i got my left side breast removed, over a 2 months of healing after being in hospital for 1 week after my surgery, after a couple of months after my surgery i went for my weekly check up and the Doctor then informed me that i had to get a mastectomy done on my right breast because the cancer cells had spread too and also a bit just by armpit , i am now 77 and finally recovered from the removal of both my breast and now i am proud to say i am Cancer free but in saying that i will never again hesitate getting a check up to insure I’m well. Because my grandmother was a victim to this disease me and my 5 sisters have a great chance of also getting breast cancer. My grandmother asked me to research some of the symptoms that could possible indicate that i may have breast