Mr. Trosack’s home is on the second floor of an apartment building without an elevator. If he is discharged home, the likelihood of future falls is high. Healthcare Issue #2) New on Daily Medication and has As Needed Meds for Pain Prior to this fall, the patient was not on any medications. During his hospitalization, Mr. Trosack was diagnosed with Hypertension
Discharge Plan Needs Mr. Trosack will need to have physical therapy to rehabilitate himself after his fall and hip replacement. He will need to be able to negotiate stairs with bags of groceries. He will need to shower and use the bathroom independently. He needs to understand the importance of his new medications and might even need assistance with medication administration. Social Isolation His lack of mobility will affect his social visitation, and he is a widower as is his brother who is also elderly and we don’t know if he will be able to make daily visits.
The assessment of needs forms the background or starting point for further assessments against which improvements are compared. The assessment of needs is therefore the starting point for any decisions on care strategies. Assessment of needs in Asthma Physical: when my individual’s situation had worsened due to severe asthma attacks, her parents took her to the hospital. The doctor gave her a mobilizer which helps oxygen to pass through her blood in order to relax her. To prevent future attacks and to control them the doctor taught my individual’s parents how to do first aid such as helping the person to sit upright and loosening tight clothes and ensuring that the medication is taken during an asthma attack because it helps the service user to breathe better.
Assessment of the Situation After finishing the home safety assessment, interviewing Mr. Trosack’s family, there are multiple health care issues that need to be assessed prior to his discharge. 1. Risking of falls related to location of his apartment, medical condition and recent surgery. When using the Morse Fall Scale, a checklist that is used to evaluate the safety of the patient’s home (Diebold, pg 464) he scored high which means he is at high risk of falling again. The concerns that should be consider is that his apartment is located on the 2nd floor with no elevators.
Determine three patient safety issues that are being addressed by your health care organization. Identify the actions the organization is taking or identify three issues that you think need to be addressed by health care organizations. Make suggestion for actions to be taken. Support your responses with two peer-reviewed references. HLT 308V Week 4 DQ 2 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), and The Joint Commission (TJC) have identified the necessity for health care organizations to have a risk management program to address infection control.
A) Encourage Jonathan to talk to his girlfriend about his concerns. B) Refer Jonathan and his girlfriend to a counselor for sexual education. C) Ask Jonathan if he would like to share his fears about life after leaving the hospital. D) Request a meeting with Jonathan's healthcare team. Jonathan voices concern about how he will be able to make a living after being released from the rehabilitation unit.
. . .SAVE YOUR DOCUMENT BEFORE YOU SUBMIT THIS ASSIGNMENT (See next page for question 4) Question5: Mr. Donaldson, a patient at New Hope Clinic where you work was in a couple of days ago for a service. Today, Mr. Donaldson, called stating his Medicare Claim was denied because as of two weeks ago he is no longer entitled to Medicare benefits. a.
M2 – describe how three key professionals could be involved in planning support individuals. For this task I am going to pick three key professionals and then describe how they are involved in planning support for individuals. I will include a case study and then how the three professionals are involved in the support process. The three key professionals I have chosen are: * GP * Social worker and * District nurse GP (General Practitioner) The individuals GP would be a main professional involved because they are their main doctor and would be the first person to know about any illness or support that individual needs. A GP would be a t the local doctors and would be where the individuals go to have check ups or when they have a cold and they would go to their GP for a treatment.
I have been on the side of being a patient at home for home infusions. When you are sick and have anxiety about your health, someone coming into your home, and all the medical equipment delivered can all be overwhelming. Being a patient can be very stressful and my intervention is to educate my patients, listen to my patients, and explain I have been a homecare patient also. I explain my personal experiences with my patients and it helps to relieve stress, they feel more open to asking questions, and feel confident of the nursing care they are receiving. The ethical factor of the theory is dealing with issues that do not have a concrete answer.
The average patient is in hospice 59 days. Hospice is for those who are terminally ill, who can no longer take care of themselves and their families are unable to help, and it is also for the cancer patients when chemotherapy and other drugs are at its end and are enable to fight the disease. The decision of hospice is decided by the patient, family and physician. Hospice services are provided by a group of professionals who works as a team to develop the best care plan for the patients as well as their families; those professionals include: Nursing services, physician participation, medical social services, counseling, Pastoral or spiritual bereavement counseling (for family up to one year after patients death), dietary, home health aide services, medications, medical equipment, other medical supplies, laboratory and other diagnostic studies related to terminal illness. Therapy (physical, speech,