Compliance Status: The above standard has been met as observed by the evaluation of the Patient Specific Information policy. There is a written policy in place that documents the very specific patient information that should be accessible to those individuals responsible for the managing a patient’s medication. It further documents if the accessibility of patient’s information during an emergency situation. Plan for Compliance: For the upcoming commission visit, there are no corrective action plans needed for this area of the Joint
This will need to be corrected in order to be fully compliant with JC. The last section of this standard is to match these items that are to be available in the procedure area to the patient. This can be incorporated into the corrected for the previous standard section. Joint Commission Standard: UP.01.02.02: Mark the procedure site NCH has a substantive procedure on how and when to mark the procedure site; however it is not fully compliant. The hospital’s policy does follow JC while describing the situations requiring marking but does not require the person actually drawing the mark to be a physician.
This violation would have never happened had Sue’s staff been vigilant when dealing with their patient’s protected health information. From a compliance perspective several mistakes led to the elder Mr. Stevens’ privacy rights being violated. My biggest concern is that this could be a systemic problem based upon the overall performance throughout this one incident. Is it possible that there are other patient charts which have the wrong patient contact information? Why has no one been verifying each patient’s contact information during each office visit?
Regulatory Issue: Glenwood Gardens Independent Living Facility As an independent living facility of Brookdale Senior Living Inc., Glenwood Gardens enforces a company policy in which the corporate organization holds no liability of an employee getting hurt while performing medical care (Kern County Fire Department, 2013). Instead, protocol for medical emergencies require employees to call 911 and sit with residents of medical necessity until EMS arrives (Kern County Fire Department, 2013). This company policy prevents employees from performing any medical care or lifesaving technique, which increases the risk of fatality. Colleen is the employee at Glenwood Gardens who refused to follow dispatcher (Halvorson) instructions and perform CPR on a resident who collapsed on the facilities dining room floor (Kern County Fire Department, 2013). She calmly remains on the phone waiting for EMS; however, makes no attempt to find anyone else to
IS566 Healthcare Application Systems Solution Course Project: Week 7 Final Submission By Armon Copeland DeVry University: Keller Graduate School of Management Professor: Dr. Veletsos The following review of literature covers common definitions of medication reconciliation, the prevalence of problems related to medication reconciliation, the barriers to implementing medication reconciliation, and the best methods of implementing medication reconciliation. Definition “Medication reconciliation is a formal process for creating the most complete and accurate list possible of a patient’s current medications and comparing the list to those in the patient record or medication orders,” (Barnsteiner, n.d.).
Once a patient has been admitted to a particular ward, it is the responsibility of the Medical and Senior Nursing team to develop a monitoring system tailored to each individual patient in relation to their specific medical needs. The policy “Recognition and Response to Acute Illness in Adults in Hospital” outlines the responsibilities of all staff involved in the recording of physiological measurements (North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust 2012). The observations must be recorded in the in the Physiological Track and Trigger Chart, and carried out by other healthcare staff such as Healthcare Assistants at the intervals specified on this chart. The Physiological Track and Trigger Chart, utilises a system in which all measurements are given a score between 0 and 3, the higher the overall score is the clearer the indication of how unwell the patient is. This score is known as the Early Warning Score (EWS) and is used in order to ensure all staff can recognise and report when a patient is becoming more poorly.
(A) Abuse to other patients. It is not fair that one person would not have to pay their deductible or copayment and others do. Pages 21-22 Assignment 2-4: Critical Thinking-Consent versus Authorization #1. I would ask for consent and authorization, and perform other office procedures. I would first ask the nurse to fax over something that states or shows that Mary Ann is in the hospital on the hospitals letterhead.
Trinity Community Hospital is a 150 bed facility located in the southeast United States. The hospital currently offers the following services: internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, urology, otolaryngology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, gynecology and neurology, however, part of the hospitals strategic goals/ plan is to expand its service line to include orthopedic specialty. In order for the hospital to succeed in its future endeavors the organization must consider all the advantages and disadvantages of the hospitals options (building, leasing and or buying) for the potential space for the new service line. The following are the advantages and disadvantages of each option along with a recommendation. A1a.
This criteria was that the patient would be admitted into the medical intensive care unit and be intubated for more than 48 hours in order to be eligible. Ventilated patients would be considered a vulnerable population but there was no discussion of an informed consent for this particular study although it is normal protocol to have consent for treatment signed upon being admitted into the hospital which inadvertently
In 1998, the ANA created a repository for implementing, developing, and storing nursing-sensitive indicators, under the name of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, or NDNQI. This database provides access to quality reports for various facilities, and provides examples of how these reports have been used to improve patient care; healthcare centers can then utilize this information to make informed staffing decisions and improve patient outcomes within their own setting (American Nurses Association, 2014). Nursing-sensitive indicators are broken down into three distinct categories: structure, process, and outcomes. The structure of nursing care consists of the organizational pieces of nursing, which include staffing levels, staffing mix, and education and experience levels of the nurses in a given health care setting. Process is simply policies and procedure; this category looks as methods of assessments and care provided, types of interventions performed, and staff satisfaction levels.