HSC3052 – Undertake Physiological Measurements. Outcome 1.1 – Research and explain your responsibilities in relation to “Policy for the Recognition and Response to Acute Illness in Adults in Hospital”. Whenever a patient is admitted to hospital through Accident and Emergency it is essential that a number of baseline observations are taken in order to determine a patients progress whilst staying in hospital. The physiological measurements that should be recorded are respiratory rate, oxygen saturation, temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, and level of consciousness. 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.
Alarm Fatigue in Health Care: A Concept Analysis Chamberlain College of Nursing NR-501: Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice Alarm Fatigue in Health Care: A Concept Analysis Alarm fatigue in health care has grown to be an ever-growing concern in the health care arena, especially when looking at patient safety concerns. There must be an understanding of the problem before we can develop policies and effective strategies to counter this problem. The concept of alarm fatigue in health care will be evaluated utilizing the method developed by Walker and Avant (2010) that identifies and gives the significance of the attributes, antecedents, and end-consequences of alarm fatigue in health care. This will be developed based off of literature review, along with the use of model and contradictory cases to emphasize the data discovered in the review stage. Key words utilized during the search include alarm, fatigue, alarm fatigue, nursing, interruptions, & distractions.
Education is a huge part of patient care and the FHA provides educational meetings and training programs to accelerate improvement of care and safety. According an article in the Miami Herald several South Florida hospitals have been under scrutiny for several different safety issues. These safety issues include bed sores, blood clots and an increase in patient falls (Chang, 2014). Nurses and doctors play a huge role in preventing these accidents and making the hospital setting a safer place for patients. Increased education and awareness can help to decrease the incident of hospital acquired illnesses.
Abstract In recent years, healthcare leaders and medical experts have expressed concerns about tough challenges ahead for healthcare and its leaders. While most agree that the issue warrants attention, consensuses divide around how to respond to the problem. The purpose of this paper is to summarize, explore and analyze Dr. Kyle Glazier’s article on Ronald G. Spaeth’s philosophies on healthcare, and examine Spaeth’s authority on business and healthcare through his education and works. His business theories in management branch from a human relations approach which accounts for much of his success in healthcare to express his methods. He states that healthcare institutions have shifted more like running a business and those young healthcare
Quality Health Care in a Modern World Stephanie Jordan HCA 304 Instructor: Kori Novak October 15, 2011 Quality health care in today’s world consists of more than just a doctor or a nurse providing care to a patient; it is the combination of technology, management, training and the human aspect. The legal issues of providing the best health care are important because they involve not only protecting the patient but insuring that processes are put into place to change problem issues into stronger policies to protect the patient. Ethical issues come into play when a patient’s rights are violated or services are refused because of ability to pay. How do we build a strong community of health care? The first step is the role of the health
As these programs are developed strategies and standards are addressed and barriers identified to ensure success of preventing falls. Falls are a serious concern among the elderly population, and a major concern within the health care community. Falls are the most adverse event reported in hospitals and are leading cause of death in patients 65 years or older. Nation-wide the average rate for a first fall range from 2.2 to 3.6 per 1000 patient days. Litigations related to hospital falls is growing in both frequency and severity; hospital administrators are in a quandary on how to reduce patient falls.
The organization has a strong base, but recent process improvements have had mixed results. The work force may not be being trained and utilized properly; therefore I would recommend that current policies, procedures and proposed improvements be further scrutinized by management. References Tubbs, S.L., Husby, B., & Jensen, L. (2009, September). Integrating Leadership Development and Continuous Improvement Practices in Healthcare Organizations. Journal of American Academy of Business, 15(1), 279-286.
Patient Confidentiality HCS 335 January 10, 2011 Susan Morgan Patient Confidentiality In today’s times there are many issues that administrators face on a daily bases. One very concerning issue is that of patient confidentiality. In this paper there will be discussions pertaining to the population affected by this issue, and different types of issues that arise from patient records. The ethical and legal sides of patient confidentiality and why confidentiality is important will also be a focus. Next will be the discussion regarding the responsibilities of administrators and how to address employee problems.
Advanced Directives and Do Not Resuscitate Kimberly Stanton HCA 322 Professor: Delores Thomas December 11, 2011 In health care, end of life decisions and advanced directives can be one of the most difficult processes and decisions that a patient and family may face. Each person through their life experiences and knowledge has to face difficult thought provoking decisions on what to do when it is possible that death may be eminent. Advances in medicine and technology have giving physicians the ability to prolong and sustain life more so than ever. Modern medicine allows for sustaining life when the physical body has shut down the mechanisms to keep humans alive. The advances we have made in medicine and technology have now made it possible
Affect on Nurses Readmission is costly, especially as proposed new guidelines could deny reimbursement for readmissions. (Robinson et al., 2012). Due these to Medicare reimbursement reductions, health care facilities are looking for ways to offset the decreased reimbursements. Nursing staff have felt the affects -mass lay-offs -decreased pay and benefitsm -increased patient load -decreased support staff -accountable to help prevent hospital readmissions/ increase quality measures Affect on Nurses Provisions in the ACA include increasing both the workforce numbers and providing support training of healthcare professions (Archer, 2012).Through theses provisions in the Reform Act there are increased opportunities in geriatric healthcare.