The admission assessment is the most fundamental part of communication between staff and other care providers a. The admission assessment is the base line that begins all other assessments. the first step in quality patient care. This assessment serves as an introduction from the patient to his or her care team. The nurse is to assess the patient completely to establish base line ranges for the Individual.
Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Law HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics May 31, 2010 Mary Nell Cummings Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Lawsuits Proper medical documentation can prevent liability issues and malpractice lawsuits. The focus on my paper will concentrate on nursing documentation and malpractice lawsuits. I presently work for a home health care agency. The entire staff throughout the company was recently informed of increased Medicare denials and possible lawsuits as results of inadequate documentations. A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation.
Documentation of the nursing care plan is important in order for the patient to receive proper care. All health team members can refer to the record to carry out the necessary steps within the plan (Module 6: Nursing Care Plan, 2012). A nursing care plan is defined by the nursing process. This process involves a scientific approach to problem-solving concerning patient care. The nursing process is individualized to each patient.
Mandatory skills classes or in-services regarding the new procedure would have to be implemented for all physicians and nurses that would be directly involved with it. The nurses then should be able to teach back the new procedure and receive documentation of competency of this skill. The change should not be forced on anyone, only those nurses who
References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Health_(United_Kingdom) https://www.gov.uk/government/people/jeremy-hunt Department Of Health & Uniformed Public Services The Department of Health ensures all the patients in hospitals are treated with care and made sure they have everything they require. People working in the Uniformed Public Services such as Paramedics rely on the Department of Health for equipment and also drugs to keep patients alive and comfortable until they arrive at the hospital. This department is also a leader role to look up to therefore it all works in a system so the chances of errors are very limited. This helps doctors and nurses make sure the patients are well satisfied with the care they received and nothing worse can happen and they get treated with the best products. References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_of_Health_(United_Kingdom)
All families should be afforded the opportunity that this medical professional enables to her patients. Having policies and procedures in place can help facilitate that process. Laskowski-Jones (2007) felt the same, policies need to be in place, all families should be afforded the same opportunities, before a crisis happens. Laskowski-Jones (2007) discussed within the article the rare opportunity provided being a medical professional. Laskowski-Jones described an accident that her mother died at the scene and critically injured her father.
I will continue to keep myself educated with the latest updates in nursing to ensure the care I am giving my patients is based on the latest research. To live out my philosophy of nursing, every day I must remember this about the following: 1. My patients are people with thoughts, feelings and fears. I will set my personal beliefs and bias aside and treat each patient with dignity, respect and empathy. I will provide the best care possible to every patient regardless of education level, race, gender, religious or cultural beliefs.
ACT Task 1 As in every job, a RN is responsible for providing adequate care to all patients despite their prior background. A nurse must be versatile and understand that it is acceptable to be different and learn how to adapt to different cultural, age, gender and religious preferences in order to make the patient feel secure about the treatment that he/she will be receiving. It is our job to answer any questions that the patient may or may not have during their consult with the nurse and/or doctor. In this case, we will examine a 24 year-old Vietnamese woman who is studying in the United States and due to cultural beliefs she may not be receiving adequate care for the symptoms she is experiencing. Jane Vuong is a Vietnamese 24 year-old
I am responsible in making sure the care of the patient has been seen through to the end of their stay and to report any observations of the patient ,to the midwife in charge of that said shift and if anything needs reporting to act accordingly,ie frequent observations. Communication is key with regard to any issues which need addressing about the patients health and well being and contribute to the overall care that they have received. Standards of care can come from these values: • We treat people how we would like to be treaded • We do what we say we are going to do • We focus on what matters the most • We are one team and we are best when we work together • We are passionate and creative in our work. By contributing to all these values makes us all a better team and helps to create a professional work force for all to see. OUTCOME 2 To improve the quality of service provided it is essential to reflect on things that have already been done in order to see if there is a need to change so that they can be made better for future reference.
For example knowing and acting upon their symptoms, how to deal with acute attacks if they occur and to understand the implications of professional advice. The nursing and midwifery council explain that a nurse role as a health care provider is to provide a quality of care for all regardless of ethnicity, culture and