Community Health Nursing Emergency Response 725.8.8 Stefanie Pipia Western Governors University April 18, 2014 Disaster in Franklin County In the event of a disaster there are many people with various roles needed to respond and meet the needs of the community affected. The role of major public health personnel is to assess the incident for immediate health needs, severity of health needs and the potential health risks of the community. The public health personnel have specific roles, responsibilities and functions to carry out during the disaster to identify, manage and minimize aftermath. The public health nurse can assess for immediate health needs related to injury and disability. They can identify and provide health related education to reduce the health risks related to the disaster as well as prevention of secondary conditions.
Sit with them check the area to see if there is any swelling or bruising or other obvious signs of damage. If the individual needs medical attention, an ambulance should be called and let them assess the situation and deal with it accordingly. An accident must be filled out detailing what the accident was where it occurred and what actions were carried out; a copy of this must be sent to the office. A top to toe skin check must also be carried out when the individual gets back home to eliminate/find any problems, any findings must be documented. If an individual becomes ill, again sit with them comfort them clean them up as best you can, when you get back home if needed call the G.P for advice, again fill out an accident form explain what has happened.
The ambulance will then make its journey to the hospital and take the patient to A & E or resus depending on the severity. When the patient has been taken to hospital the staff nurses will do blood tests and possibly do scans, they will also monitor the patient checking their skin colour, breathing rate and blood pressure. Once the patient has been monitored they will be admitted to the ward where they will be monitored some more, once it is all clear medication will be given and they will be discharged, the patient may receive a prescription and a follow up appointment with the GP, if needed the patient may need physio or an occupational therapist. Respiratory System Asthma If a person is having an asthma attack then it is important to make sure they take their own inhaler
You should also inform the child’s parent about the bump on the head and how it happened. This is all included in the health and safety policy, and all the staff members should follow it. A child has a n asthma attack If the child is having an asthma attack the signs would be that the child will have a persistent cough , especially in the cold air, after exercise or at night or colds which go ‘straight to the chest’. The symptoms could be that the child could be short of breath or sever wheezing when breathing both in and out. Also the child may have difficulty in speaking and performing normal activities.
The technician also swabbed the open wound in grandmother’s right foot. Another laboratory technician entered the room and a blood sample was drawn. As a result, during the waiting period for the blood work and culture results, grandmother would remain in the isolation room until the MRSA infection was ruled –out. In brief MRSA, both CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA, are menacing infectious bugs that are becoming epidemic. Through education about the disease, one can become more attuned to the clinical manifestations this disease presents.
The care assistant may also hold the cup or glass for the service user as a precaution against spills or dropping the glass/ cup. This falls into the moving and handling principle. A(iv) As there is a care plan in place for the service user, the nurse on the day trip with the residents should know that service user C is a type two diabetic and should have the necessary tablets and medication that this service user needs. If the nurse did not read the care plan for this person and this scenario were to happen, this could prove to be dangerous and stressful. By following the care plan the nurse was able to know that she needed a sugary drink with her and that the service user had taken her tablets before the trip began.
Materials: The main goal is early removal of catheter; delegating role to the appropriate personnel (see Appendix C). 2. The measurement before and after implementation of the propose solution (see Appendix C), gathering data from hospital records as it related to incidence of CAUTI over three month, six month and one year-period. Methods: Meeting was head with the administrative personnel and nursing managers to help establish the guidelines for all employees working with patients and educating them on the important of preventing catheterization which leads to CAUTI. The concept of team building will be the central of the discussion of these nursing meetings and coordinate patient care with interdisciplinary action.
Kouao presents to the doctor a story of how the injuries were sustained which he accepts. During this period doctors alert child protection authorities as a precaution. Haringey social worker Lisa Arthurworrey and PC Karen Jones are assigned to the case. They later cancel a home visit scheduled for 4th of August after hearing about the scabies. 24th July 1999: Victoria is taken to North Middlesex Hospital's casualty department with scalding to her head and face which the doctors immediately suspect have been deliberately inflicted.
(1) Sickness & Diarrhoea (2) Burns and Scalds. (3) Fractures ands Suspected Fractures. (D5) EXPLAIN THE PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWEDIN THE EVENT OF AN ACCIDENT OR SUDDEN ILLNESS. (1) Get help as soon as possible example emergency services apply first aid training only if you got it. Make sure the client is as comfortable as can be staff should also protect themself complete accidents or sickness illness form log information in client file and inform seniority/manager of the incident.
All toilets are cleaned at the beginning of the session, throughout the session and at the end of each session to stop the spread of infection. All staff has been trained in first aid. Accidents forms need to be completed when an accident occurs and the parent/carer has to sign them to show they have been made aware. If a child were to come into the session with a mark on them from home or they had an accident outside then the parent would fill in an accident form explaining when the incident happened and how and what injuries the child may have. 1.2 Explain how duty of care contributes to the safeguarding or protection of individuals Risk Assessment By ensuring risk assessments are been carried out within a setting before each session.