Intentional Tort Evelyn S. Kalmbach Rasmussen College Author Note This Paper is being submitted on April 20, 2014 for Mrs. Susan Finneman’s Course M230/HSC2641 Medical Law and Ethics. Spring - 2014 by Evelyn S. Kalmbach On July 16, 1988, a sixteen year old young woman named Rachelle Harris was raped in the bathroom of the room that she was staying in, in the Psychiatric division of Southern Baptist Hospital, in Louisiana, by a full-time nursing assistant assigned to the Psychiatric unit, named Raymond Stewart. Ms. Harris testified that Stewart woke her up that night by touching her, she the retreated to her bathroom to get away from him, where she stayed for fifteen minutes. Stewart then entered the bathroom, which did not have a locking door, and sexually attacked her. After he left, Harris tried to use the phone at the nurse’s station, but was told that she need to wait until regular hours, so, Harris went to another patient’s room, Rozanna Moore, and told her what had happened.
Besides being able to measure the pain level of your dementia patient, a nurse also can benefit from the use of this scale by recognizing the patients unique behavioral patterns. This knowledge, along with the input of family members, gives the nurse valuable information when formulating a care plan for the patient. If a nurse can properly compile and interpret all of the information, they can anticipate any patient needs or routines that the patient follows. This increases patient comfort, compliance, and safety. Understanding and use of this assessment scale is not difficult, but the length requirement of this paper do not allow for inclusion of the details involved with each indicator.
Overview Among hospitalized patients, does the implementation of bed-side shift reports promote patient satisfaction compared to the traditional change of shift report at the nurses’ station? Effective communication of information in healthcare is a vital component to providing safe patient care and continuity of care giving. However, up to two-thirds of sentinel events in hospitals are related to communication problems (Sand-Jecklin & Sherman, 2012). Nursing shift report has long been a practice that serves to exchange information from nurse to nurse (Radtke, 2013). Concerns about the traditional methods of commutation between various shifts help drive a nursing unit’s decisions to move to a more patient-involved model of shift reporting (Anderson & Mangino, 2006).
I am responsible for the discharge planning of the patients when they are ready to leave the hospital. I assist patients and family members in their process of establishing and understanding Advanced Directives. I review the care assessments for patients newly admitted to nursing homes and I am also responsible for seeing that patients receive the added care here at the hospital through the Swingbed Program and that they have enough days available before I have to discuss things further financial options with the patient or family. As far as educational preparation I really didn’t have much, most of it was on the job training. I do have a masters in community health and gerontology and I am a member of the American Case Management
They were Total Compensation. If nursing care only included the nurse assisting the patient with care, and patient able to some care, this was known as Partial. But if the patient is able to take care of themselves and is able to move around, then the nurse primary role is educating the patient in health practices. This was under : Educative/Support. Her goal was not only for nurses to provide care for their patients but for nurses to observe to see if there was any deficit that could contribute to the
After being sent home from the emergency room and I had to send her back not even two hours later because something was wrong. My mom got admitted into St. Luke’s Hospital for Serotonin Syndrome. Serotonin Syndrome is a life threatening drug reaction that is caused from too much of the same medicine (which also means the body having too much Serotonin). Serotonin Syndrome was caused by the Emergency Department, not paying attention to her everyday medicine and giving her something she was already on. My mom’s health was all over the place.
Fistula in the wrist is because they do usually take in this location and it reduces the risk of the patient having to go back in the hospital for more surgery. 10. Identify two ways you observed the PACU nurse act as the patient advocate A. Monitors the patient’s pain and administers appropriate medication to control patient’s pain B. Retains the patient in the PACU while monitoring the vital signs, respiratory function, blood pressure and level of consciousness to decrease the risk for injury 11.
“Electronic health records facilitate greater access to the information providers need to diagnose health problems earlier and improve the health outcomes of their patients. Electronic health records also allow information to be shared more easily among doctors' offices, hospitals, and across health systems, leading to better coordination of care.” (Meaningful Use, 2013) The last benefit of EMR, as outlined by Menaingful Use, is patient empowerment. This is perhaps the most revolutionary part of the law. Today’s health care landscape does not give a lot of power to the patient but this is going to change sooner than later. “Electronic health records will help empower patients to take
A nurse will be available at the clinic to interview these individuals on their sicknesses and what they have been doing for treatment. This will also help the client express their feelings and develop a therapeutic relationship. Any stress that the client is feeling can be addressed with the nurse. This will help benefit the community by decreasing diseases or sickness; such as, TB, SARDS, diabetes, pneumonia or psychological disorders by being the first responder and advocating for our town, this will definitely reduce medical
State and federal laws and hospital operating policies protect the privacy of your medical information. You will receive a Notice of Privacy Practices that describes the ways that we use, disclose and safeguard patient information and that explains how you can obtain a copy of information from our records about your care. Help with your bill and filing insurance claims. O Preparing you and your family for when you leave the hospital. Y our doctor works with hospital staff and professionals in your community.