Patient Essays

  • Patient Infection

    470 Words  | 2 Pages

    secretaries. One secretary then brought a copy of the fax to the on call doctor, who contacted the ward to bring the patient to the eye clinic with a healthcare assistant. The receptionist at the eye clinic booked him on to the emergency clinic following which the patient had a 1 hour wait before he was seen by a doctor. Following a detailed history and examination, it was found that the patient had simply not been prescribed Latanoprost and Cosopt for glaucoma; his resultant intraocular pressure was 40

  • Patient Profile

    536 Words  | 3 Pages

    DOI: 05/21/2015. Patient is a 52-year-old male control operator who sustained an injury to his low back after lifting 42-pound rolls. Patient is diagnosed with lumbar isthmic spondylolisthesis, lumbar degenerative disc disease, lumbar foraminal stenosis, and lumbar radiculopathy. MRI of the lumbar spine dated 09/01/15 showed L5 to S1 pars defects with mild spondylolisthesis. There is a 4.5mm generalized disc bulging and redundancy of the disc annulus with impingement of existing L5 nerve roots at

  • Patient Reliability

    1560 Words  | 7 Pages

    Name: E.L. Occupation: Registered Nurse Source of History: Patient Reliability of Historian: Reliable Age: 59 Date of birth: 1/15/1955 Race: Filipino Religion: Christian Subjective Data: Chief complaint: E.L. is in her usual state of good health until 5 days ago when she felt pain and swelling of right leg. Patient states that the swelling is more prominent after her work with pain mostly in her right groin. History of Present Illness: 59 y/o Filipino female with Type

  • Patient Safety

    1021 Words  | 5 Pages

    Organization (WHO, 2016) highlighted that patient safety, is an important principle of health care. Hazards to patient safety occur when there is a discrepancy between a given patient and components of their care, whether these components are investigative, therapeutic or ancillary. The Joint Commission International Patient Safety Goal (IPSG, 2013) standards first objective means to enhance the precision of patient using so as to distinguish proof no less than two patient identifiers when providing care,

  • Patient Satisfaction

    1497 Words  | 6 Pages

    health care industry is undergoing transformation to meet the demands of the patients. Hospitals are shifting from viewing patients as illiterates and with little health care choice, to that of educated consumer who has wider health care choices. Patient satisfaction is regarded as an important indicator of quality of care and survey is one tool for measuring consumer experiences in hospital. Objective: To study “Patients’ perceived satisfaction with diagnostic MRI services” in a Teaching hospital

  • Patient Interaction

    1036 Words  | 5 Pages

    Patient Interaction Visiting your Doctor, seeing a Surgeon or being in the Hospital can be a very scary and stressful time. Doctors see numerous patients a day, ranging from only a handful to over fifty or even one hundred. Surgeons have anywhere from one basic surgery or anywhere from five to ten extensive surgeries a day. Being anywhere in healthcare is stressful and takes a special kind of person with good communication skills to perform their duties at a top-notch level. What does having good

  • Patient Reflection

    687 Words  | 3 Pages

    There was one patient in particular that made me question my judgement several times. This lady was in a Broda chair and looked as if she was ready to hit the floor at any moment. She was constantly scooting her butt to the edge, bending over to the floor, and clearly very anxious. The staff that worked at Ridgewood did not seem too concerned about her falling, but every time I looked at this patient, it looked as if she was about to go down. This made me question myself because I did not know if

  • Elderly Patients

    2906 Words  | 12 Pages

    Elderly patients often experience multiple co-morbidities and prescribed number of medications thereby increases the risk of adverse events (AEs), drug-disease and drug-drug interaction. This risk is more by age-related physiological changes, which influence ADME and pharmacodynamics. Particular drugs shows additional risks to elderly patients as a result of these changes, e.g. increased risk of upper GIT bleeding with NSAIDs and increased risk of falls and prolonged sedation with long-acting benzodiazepines

  • Patient Confidentiality

    1406 Words  | 6 Pages

    Electronic Health Records and Patient Confidentiality Technology has become an essential part of our everyday life therefore, it makes sense that doctors and hospitals get rid of the old fashioned paper charting and use technology to access patient records. Electronic health records (EHR) provide quick access to information, as doctors no longer have to wait for other providers to fax previous records to them. The accessibility of Electronic Health Records assist medical providers to make quick medical

  • Patient Consent

    2344 Words  | 10 Pages

    shall be done with his body; and a surgeon who performs an operation without his patient’s consent for which he is liable in damages. This is true except in cases of emergency, where the patient is unconscious and where it is necessary to operate before consent can be obtained”( Showalter 2015 pg. 364). To give a patient consent, the person should be legally competent and he should possess a reasonable knowledge and understanding about proposed medical and surgical treatment. The physicians and hospitals

  • Hospitalized Patients

    591 Words  | 3 Pages

    Providing care for hospitalized patients can be both stressful and demanding. Nurses often find themselves overwhelmed with the number of tasks they are expected to complete. Due to the large amount of patient care tasks, many nurses forget to implement orders or educate patients on important prophylactic treatments. All hospitalized patients are at an increased risk of developing a venous thromboembolism, no matter the reason for their hospitalization (The American Heart Association, 2017). Venous

  • Patient Debriefing

    454 Words  | 2 Pages

    Vital incidents, care of devastating ill patients, sudden death in the hospitals or health facilities caring out day-to-day duties, and a physical or psychological threat to the safety of a human being could cause moral distress and compassion fatigue. Accordingly, to stayers or fighters these events negatively could impact their well-being and cause longer recovery time than they can control as a routine. Events with strong emotions can aggravate stress among nurses or staff and block their skills

  • Patient Traits

    776 Words  | 4 Pages

    Patient as a personality trait. Merriam Webster’s online dictionary describes “patient” as 1. Able to remain calm and not become annoyed when waiting for a long time or when dealing with problems, or 2. Done in a careful way over a long period of time without hurrying. Alan, S., & Ertac, S. (2015). Patience, self-control and the demand for commitment: Evidence from a large-scale field experiment.Journal Of Economic Behavior & Organization, 115111-122. doi:10.1016/j.jebo.2014.10.008 • Patience is

  • Patient Fall Prevention

    1521 Words  | 7 Pages

    general, patient fall is the neglected subject in the hospitals. This topic is neglected because most of the hospitals didn’t report fall cases anywhere due to safeguard reason. When a patient is admitted to the hospital, most of the attention is used to give to the primary condition of the patient. Also, both family members and healthcare staff concerned about the primary condition of the patient. However, this fall and its subsequent consequences can be very serious and harmful to the patient. At the

  • Patient Engagement Essay

    712 Words  | 3 Pages

    Patient engagement is becoming more widely acknowledge as an essential element of health care and a vital feature of secure people-centred services. Patients who are actively involved in their care are better equipped to weigh their alternatives. When it comes to patient engagement, we already know that doctor and nurse will take the responsibilities of their patients. Doctors and nurses each bring various perspectives to the engagement process due to their varied skill sets and duties. This essay

  • Patient Reflective Essay

    484 Words  | 2 Pages

    The patient is a 21 year old male who presented to the ED via LEO with auditory hallucination. Patient reports today the voices he hears daily were telling him to cut himself this morning. During the time of assessment the patient is laying in his bed, alert, and watching TV. The patient reports that recently his sleep has been poor. The patient reports that last night he was in his room and a voice of a little girl has telling him to come into the living room, however he choose not to comply with

  • Emergency Patient Analysis

    1832 Words  | 8 Pages

    initial treatment to emergency patients who are in a state of cardiopulmonary arrest or disturbance of consciousness2). Then, the knowledge and techniques of emergency nursing ranging from emergency skills to the nursing of mental aspects of patients in a crisis situations have developed, and the fostering of emergency nurses started in 1995 in order to put

  • Patient Portal Analysis

    604 Words  | 3 Pages

    Patient portals are becoming the way of life for people to keep track of his/her health. Medfusion and HealthVault are among two patient portals that rank high in popularity. When comparing the two sites, MedFusion and HealthVault allow the participant to keep track of important data such as weight, lab results, exercise, and daily intake of nutrition. They are different in ways that HealthVault is a personal health record. This website is web-based application that allows the participant to input

  • Patient Safety Skills

    1085 Words  | 5 Pages

    Toward Patients’ Safety Among Medical Students in Saudi Arabia Introduction: Patient Safety is defined as "a type of process or structure when applied it reduces the probability of adverse events resulting from exposure to the health care system across a range of diseases and procedures” (1), that is according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the National Quality Forum (NQF). These practices focus mainly on many safety issues concerning hospitalized patients, nursing

  • Patient Reflective Analysis

    513 Words  | 3 Pages

    In relation to caring for this patient I displayed strengths in implementing appropriate nursing actions, adapting to change and communicating effectively with the patient to provide patient centered care; however, I discovered weakness such as, a lack of confidence and patient teachings. I believe that the nursing actions I created for my patient this week were well thought out and my ability to adapt to my patient’s changes and mood to implement my actions greatly improved my patient’s overall