Some of the basics include, use of restraints, respect for culture and patient wishes, and transparency between the medical staff and the patient/family unit. The patient in this case study would have benefitted from basic training on the incidence of pressure ulcers related to immobility and restraints. If hospital wide data was collected on the incidence of pressure ulcers it would provide a good indication of the overall practice level of the hospital and separate units individually. Such numbers in comparison to the national average could help paint an overall picture of where deficiencies in practice might lie and where training and education may be appropriate. Such a study could only be beneficial to the hospital at large and increase patient wellbeing as well as raise satisfaction scores.
When you decide to become a nurse, you think that you will be saving lives, making sick people’s lives easier and heal them. You do not think about decisions you’ll be making, or orders you’ll be following, or responsibilities you’ll be undertaking. Doctors and senior staff might be the ones giving the orders, but you will be the ones following and delivering them to others. Let me tell you about a research carried out by Stanley Milgram and how it is relevant to your future job. This needs to be more academic and in a format such as an executive summary.
The recommendation that I believe would do the most good toward getting more URMs into the medical field would be the one that addresses the costs and financing of health professions education. This recommendation involves the reexamination of costs and financing of health professions training with an emphasis on the reduction or elimination of many health care field training costs for those that have low-incomes or are members of a URM. First off I think that all of the other recommendations are great and would defiantly help, but when it comes right down to it our world revolves around the almighty dollar. We can do everything in the world, even beg minority’s to get into the health care field, but they won’t be able to do it if they can’t afford the education. So, making changes in costs and financing would go a long way toward removing the financial obstacle, that way the other recommendations have a much better chance of being successful.
By adopting the JIT system, these types of errors are known instantly and the delivery company can be notified within a day so they can ascertain the reason for the error and take appropriate action to correct the error and ensure that the spare surgical pack is replaced. 2. How might the procedure for custom surgical packs described here be improved? One improvement is that the Arnold Palmer hospital could look at the number of custom surgical packs held in inventory to see if they could be reduced. By reducing their spare inventory of surgical packs from one day to a half a day, would increase efficiency and alleviate space concerns.
In customary cases, a nurse will ensure that the right body part is marked. However, in this case there seemed to be lack of communication somewhere along the lines. When a wrong-site surgery takes place, a high-performance team is constructed and analyzes where the error in communication occurred. In this paper I will discuss the importance and roles of the high performance team. I will also discuss how open communication among the high performance team, and healthcare organization can reduce risks of errors.
Our approach, which emphasizes prevention and good health promotion, is much more proactive. By helping employees change their behavior patterns and choose more healthy lifestyles, Bounce fitness will lower companies' health care expenditures, while raising worker productivity. Health care expenditures will decrease due to reduced medical insurance premiums, reduced absenteeism, reduced turnover rates, reduced worker's compensation claims, reduced tardiness, shorter hospital stays, etc. Health care crisis, coupled with current demographic changes, threaten to not only exacerbate the crisis, but further erode worker productivity as well. These environmental factors coupled with the local competitive situation signal a favorable opportunity in this market.
This would be beneficial to CVS and the insurance companies as customers and pharmacists or tech personnel need not bother the insurance companies to check if their customers are covered for certain kinds of medications. If this isn’t a viable option then CVS can request patients to give them details of their formularies once they encounter an initial problem. Customer privilege program (for heavy users): recurring customers/ customers who require the same kind of medication should be given the option to enroll into a Customer Privilege program which lets them utilize special lanes for quick service without waiting in line and privileges at the Digital Kiosks (explanation provided below). Patients will be asked to fill out a form to enroll in the privileges
(American Nurses Association, 2015). In Mr. J’s scenario nursing sensitive indicators were ignored which lead to negative outcomes of family dissatisfaction. When proper education of use of restraints and increasing mobility are in place the patient will heal faster with less negative outcomes. In order to increase quality care for patients and increase patient and family satisfaction a hospital can gather information from each nursing unit for sensitive indicators that lead to patient outcomes. One area of concern is the ratio of RN’s per patient and also this a correlation between patient care and job satisfaction.
Hospital-acquired infections are preventable and preventing them is straightforward: a code of cleanliness. Hands should be cleaned frequently with an anti-bacterial soap for at least 30 seconds. Gowns, masks and gloves should be worn frequently so that pathogens aren’t transmitted to the patient during treatment. Moreover, when moving a patient, the patient should wear a mask and should be moved only when necessary (Isolation Precaution Guidelines for Hospitals n.d.). People go to the hospital in order to get better from whatever ailment is troubling them.