• NPSG.14.01.01: This goal states that health care providers need to assess and reassess every patient’s risk for pressure ulcers and then implement changes to protect them from getting these pressure ulcers. Each health care provider should also be taught how to identify risks and how to take action against those risks. Again, this is important because it is our job to protect our patients from
(Name) (Subject) (Name of Professor) (Date) There is no denying that X-rays are a potential threat to a person's health, but that threat also applies to the Radiologic Technician. X-rays are performed on a patient as directed by a Physician to find the cause of the physical malfunction in the body. This is so the patient does not have to go through life with the same pain day after day. However, a careful balance must be struck because of radiation. The health of RadiologicTechnologists and the patient are at risk when concerning X-rays because of the gamma radiation rays, yet X-rays are vital to finding out what the medical issue is.
These can include, cancers, heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure, and diabetes. By knowing the family medical history, we can take proactive measures to reduce the risk of developing the diseases 2. Does knowing your family history make you more aware of personal risk factors? Knowing about my family history defiantly makes me more aware of personal risk factors, and more conscience about my overall medical health. Knowing that there is history of heart disease or cancer in my family members will make more cautious about my life style, I will need to avoid all the factors that may cause these diseases and have regular medical check ups and tests.
Everybody has the right to take risks, we all take risks in our day to day life. A risk assessment should not be in place to prevent an individual from doing what they want to do, but it should be in place to help reduce the risk that is involved. A risk assessment can help to concentrate on the risk factors and look at other options to reduce the risks. 2.5 Explain how to promote health and safety within the social care setting. You can promote health and safety within the social care setting by giving regular training on it, which will constantly refresh it in everyone's mind.
The mission of the AHRQ is to “improve quality safety efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare for all Americans”. Information from their research allows people to make informed decisions regarding their medical care and improve the quality of services. The Joint Commission has recommended that a culture of safety be created. Stressing that organizations should have “transparent and equitable disciplinary process that takes into account personal responsibility and accountability.” TJC noted two major actions that erode leadership credibility and undermine the culture of safety; terminating or failing to support an employee who committed a blameless act during the course of an adverse event (med error), and exempting influential individuals from complying with quality and safety policies, such as policies on intimidating and disruptive behavior, (playing favorites). TJC has also been instrumental in creating the “do not use” list of abbreviations and the sound a like warnings for
The facility evaluates right and wrong and determines if the situation is compliant with the code of ethics (American Medical Association, 1995). Providing exceptional customer service ensures consumers are treated with dignity and respect. Health care facilities experience several ethical issues that require the facility to evaluate and determine the best outcome for everyone involved, it is important for Smithsonian employees adhere to the code of ethics policy and procedures (American Medical Association, 1995). Health care ethical consideration may consist of language barriers, informed consents, and religious beliefs are a few situations that may happen in health care. Smithsonian desire is for all patient to be well informed of his or her care plan.
Exercise is another key component of maintaining a healthy self. Setting up exercise programs is essential for prevention of stroke and heart attacks which seems to have a correlation with increased dementia. We as health professionals have a responsibility to teach and assist people to maintain a lifestyle that will prevent some of the key factors which contribute to AD. Nurses and health care professionals are the first line to addressing these issues and assisting people to become aware of ways to keep and stay healthier during the golden years. Using the research that has been applied to best practice is the way that nurses can make a huge difference in their client’s lives.
Ethics Assignment – Brandon Tedder ACSM – American College of Sports Medicine American college of sports medicine (ACSM) code of ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed when training athletes. ACSM considerers themselves advocates for athletes health and performance. Code of ethics is also intended to establish and maintain high standards of professionalism for the sports medicine profession. ACSM promotes members to continuously improve knowledge, skill, and collaborate professionally with high standards. ACSM does a fantastic job protecting the public’s interest first, but the members of the college closely second.
The thought of losing one’s life is a topic that cannot be ignored. From the article’s perspective, end-stage heart failure is a complex disease with a poor prognosis (Chen-Scarabelli et al., 2015). Early identification and intervention such as medications and lifestyle modification can help in prolonging one’s life and possibly improving the quality of life. Therefore, it is important for medical staff to intervene early, once the patient is confirmed to have heart failure. Although it can cause an ethical dilemma in patient care, it is highly regarded that all principles be applied to help patients dignity in end of life
Health insurance reform has been a subject of hot political debate since at least the early 20th century in the United States. The main focus of the argument has essentially boiled down to access to health care and who will pay for this access. The culmination of these long fought efforts has been President Obama's recently enacted Affordable Healthcare Act, which provides increased access to health care for women, young adults, and seniors especially. The provisions of the law now makes sure that insurers can no longer put a lifetime cap on how much care they will pay or cancel coverage when there is a mistake on paperwork. Starting in 2014, health insurers will be prohibited from charging more because the beneficiary is a woman.