They are different methods of soaps in the clinical area; it is the nurse role to decide whether social hand washing or aseptic hand washing or alcohol hand gel is the best method when treating the patient. (Jamieson 2007). Under the new “Zero Tolerance” if nurse do not wash their hands when treating the patients before or after any type of procedure, the nurse could automatically get sacked due to the rules of preventing the super bug set out by the Department of Health (DOH). (Irvine 2008). All nurses must understand and implement proper hand hygiene to prevent the transmission of bacteria and viruses in the hospital or any other health care environment.
The health professionals have only addressed the physical injuires that have resulted from her insulin shock, and not the main problem of educating her on how to stop this from occurring again. Therefore, physiotherapists and dieticians should discuss and check her health condition before she left the rehab centre. Further, Jenny`s living situation should also be considered. Clients and their family and carers may be invited to additional meetings to share the team`s knowledge and plan for future management (Portsmouth, Coyle & Trede, 2008, p231). such as, alter her living condition to place her in a safer environment.
First, finding out how your diabetes will be managed during your stay in the hospital makes you an active participant by not having to rely on the nurses, and other caregivers, and by making them aware that you are a diabetic and how you regularly manage your disease at home. Secondly, always inform the caregivers of the prescribed medications you are taking and ask questions how any new ones will affect your care during your stay. Also, it is important to be prepared to stop certain medications before surgery, or simply know what to do if your medications are not given as directed. As a diabetic, nutrition is very important during your hospital stay. Informing caregivers about your diet may not seem crucial, but knowledge about how your foods and meals will be adjusted to help you achieve blood sugar levels within target range is.
In a residential nursing home for the elderly, this legislation impacts on the health of service users and health care professionals because it helps them reduce the chances of injuring themselves while in the setting. The legislation impacts on the safety of service users and health care professionals because it aims to keep everyone safe so they do not injure themselves. The legislation impacts on the security of service users and health care professionals because it aims to keep them safe from danger and threat of injuries. Data Protection Act 1998- This legislation relates to any personal information. This includes paper and electronic formats.
You also need to think about who could be at risk, such as staff, clients, cleaners etc. Staff should be supported to maintain health and safety, this can be done by giving them regular training and telling them of any changes in the security of the salon, such as if the alarm system changes. If any health and safety equipment or protective wear needs to be replaced make sure they are aware how often things should be replaced and on request make sure it happens asap. The manager should also think about the staff’s individual needs such as disabilities or if a staff member is pregnant, they’d need slightly different conditions such as ramps, more space and maybe more breaks. The salon needs to have procedures for security breaches, for example if a staff member is the last person working there and forgets to lock up or if a staff member steals money from the till or doesn’t put the alarm on and it gets broken into the manager could give them a verbal or written warning or even sack the staff member, for cases such as theft they may also get the police involved.
When the CNA ambulated the patient to the bathroom the family noticed a reddened area to the patients back and due to the lack of education of the CNA, this was not taken seriously. If the RN was assisting the patient, a skin assessment should have been done and prevention processes put in place to prevent any further breakdown. The condition of the patient’s skin at the time the patient was ambulated to the bathroom should have been documented and escalated to the provider. This would have been a Hospital Acquired Pressure Ulcer (HAPU) and is reported to the state as well as affects hospital reimbursement. Data collection is important to monitor the ongoing quality of patient care (American Nurses Association, et all, 1999).
While communicating with the elderly woman they need not to panic her as this can make her condition worse as they do not know what may be causing her pain and the less stress that the elderly woman is open to the better for her the accident will be. Unnecessary stress could be caused by the carers panicking or remarks from the other members of the day centre that are not positive. Instead the area should be cleared. The reason for this response is as the woman is elderly the first concern for her physical health and making sure that if she is in pain that she should receive medical care. This is done through phoning her doctor and also paramedic attention that can then control this situation.
Wear sterile gloves if available.4Find and prepare a birthing area. Have the mother remove lower clothing. Let her do whatever feels comfortable - lie in bed, walk around, or sit in a chair - until she feels a very strong need to push.  While waiting for the cervix to fully dilate, she might feel panicky and irrational. Use this time to make sure the area is as clean as
Now she is under the care of a care provider. It is the task of care provider to ensure personal hygiene of the patient. So, as a part of her job she has to clean her (the patient). But the patient is unwilling to give permission to the care provider to clean her as it hurts her. Moreover, the cleaning is very important to ensure personal hygiene of any patient.
if I was going to give a resident a bath my duty of care would be to ensure the resident got to the bathroom and into the bath safely i.e. do they walk well or need a hoist or wheelchair to the bathroom, I would then check the water temperature to ensure it is not too hot or too cold. Is the resident able to stay up right in the bath unaided as they could slip down (possibly drowning), ensuring another member of staff is available to help me, making sure the bathroom door is closed when undressing and dressing and also bathing, ensuring all equipment is in the bathroom ready i.e. forgetting to take towels which would then mean the resident would be naked and feel vulnerable. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals.