The Public Health Director assesses the needs of special populations. Finding out who has special needs such as the geriatric population, those on medical equipment that require electricity, and those who need their medications must be done as soon as possible. Assessing the condition of the water treatment facilities is another job this person does. Flooding can cause contamination to the water facilities and any private wells. Contaminated water can lead to illnesses in those who drink it.
The most conservative estimated is this cost our country $17.1 Billion dollars annually, others suggest it exceeds $700 billion dollars.4 This figure doesn’t include malpractice lawsuits. This is just the cost of extra medical care required from the preventable mistake. When a adverse event happens the patient stays in the hospital longer expending hospital beds, using additional medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals. They will also need additional medical appointments and operating room time. For example, if a patient came in for an appendectomy and gauze was left in the abdomen.
This includes obtaining resources from other agencies needed by the public health response and providing needed public health resources to the other responding agencies. This person would also field calls and inquiries from other agencies and refer them to the appropriate person to help free up the incident commander from getting swamped by too many calls. The Operations Officer has to create and institute the specific steps that will achieve the objectives that need
The purpose of the research article being reviewed is to determine if the use of a reminder approach in the system would help reduce the use of indwelling catheter and decrease the incidence of catheter associated urinary tract infections. This research study is significant to the nursing
Nurses need to review the disaster history of their community, as well as how past disasters have affected the community’s health care delivery system (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). It is important for nurses to understand and gain the competencies necessary to respond in times of disasters before disaster strikes. The preparedness competencies should focus on personal preparedness, understanding roles, becoming acquainted with the health department’s disaster plan and communication equipment appropriate for disaster situations (Stanhope & Lancaster, 2008). Disaster and mass casualty drills and exercises are extremely valuable components of preparedness that can give nurses and other personnel opportunities to improve plans. Nurses should also identify limits to their own knowledge/skill/authority and identify key resources for referring situations that exceed those limits.
Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Western Governors University Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership A. Nursing-Sensitive Indicators Understanding of the nursing sensitive indicators is important in the practice of nursing. Nursing sensitive indicators reflect the structure, the process, and outcome of nursing care. The structure of nursing includes many factors. These factors include education of nursing staff, number of nurses available, and skill of the staff to care for the patients. I believe there are many nursing sensitive factors that could interfere with the care provided for Mr. J.
According to National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) (2007) each year more than 200 000 falls are reported in hospitals across England and Wales. In addition, the cost of immediate treatment after falls has been estimated at £15 millions every year (NPSA, 2007). The consequences after a fall for the patient can vary from no harm to severe long-term health problems and death. Therefore it is important that the nurses and healthcare professionals identify and implement a falls prevention strategy for the patients who are at a high risk of falling during hospital admission. However, all preventive measures need to consider the patient’s dignity, choice, independence and potential for rehabilitation (NPSA, 2007).
47 complications are recorded in 28 patients during the entire study, 33 complications in 17 patients on BH as compare with only 14 complications in 11 patients in RLT group. The overall results in my critique paper shows that BH cannulation resulted in more infection, haematoma formation and VA site pain than with the RLT. However, the researchers in this critique paper recommended a further larger scale longitudinal study to get the best evidence about the two techniques of needling VA in dialysis patients. I will get the best evidence from other research study, journals, articles and guidelines on VA to critique this study. I will use my critical thinking and analysis skills to prove that BHT is better that RLT in preventing VA
I also have a duty off care to tell a senior member off staff (E.g staff nurse, sister/charge nurse) if I notice that there may be a problem with a patients health or anything I am concerned about. 2. Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards. I am expected to Keep myself up to date with the latest off training and updates so I know the latest in skills development and practise off care. there are many different training opportunity to keep myself up to date with, I.e Infection prevention control, which in a hospital environment is extremely important to help prevent the risk off infection to both us as staff and the patients we provide care too.
For most hospitals manage, leaders, doctors, nurses are concerned about communicable diseases from patients, especially if the medical staff cannot obtain medical records. Management and leadership should take ethical issues serious, having a well written code of ethic and training the health care professionals to adopt patient welfare as his or her primary responsibility, and making ethical decisions that arise in health care (Dogra,