Quality of care management basically provides a set of standards when providing care for a patient. What common threads do you see between risk management and quality management? Risk management is a function of administration of any health care facility directed toward identification, evaluation, and correction of potential risks that could lead to injury to patients, staff members, or visitors and results in property loss of damage. Quality management is any evaluation of services provided and the results achieved as compared with accepted standards. Health care delivery, cost, and accessibility, and treatment are scored by quality management.
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.
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 Patient Safety Indicators (PSIs)- The PSIs are a set of quality measures that use hospital inpatient discharge data to provide a perspective on patient safety. Specifically, the PSIs identify problems that patients experience through contact with the health care system and that are likely amenable to prevention by implementing system level changes. The problems identified are referred to as complications
This initiative was to see if factors are reliable in increasing compliance rates among all categories of hospital workers. Factors associated with poor hand hygiene compliance include: being a doctor versus being a nurse, surgical unit and intensive care unit (ICU) setting versus medical unit setting, wearing gloves and gown, before patient contact versus after patient contact, performing high-risk activities, weekdays versus weekends, having a high number of opportunities for hand hygiene per hour, and overcrowding or understaffing. The study was conducted in the United States in an urban academic medical & level I trauma center for the intervention time frame of July 2008 to December 2012. There are 1,767 affiliated physicians and 7,400 healthcare workers at the hospital where collected data was analyzed across all inpatient units providing current supportive information on hand hygiene conformity. | Review of Literature | Several reputable
Step 1: Assess This step of the change process begins with the identification of a problem. For the purposes of this paper the problem identified is lateral violence in the workplace. Rosswurm and Larrabee (1999) discuss this process to include comparing the internal data with external data and involving the shareholders. There is much evidence to support the fact that lateral violence is a real and troubling problem in the nursing profession. The external data of evidence spans over twenty – years’ worth of documented research that describes and proves the presence of lateral violence in the world of professional healthcare particularly as it pertains to nurses (Griffin, 2004).
This can be attributed to increase demands on nurses to produce more because there overworked coworkers have increased use of sick leave related to burnout. Patients and family members are beginning to realize the inadequate quality of health care services administered as the nurse is often very tired as the nurse to patient ratio surpassed safe patient care levels. The supply curve emphasizes change, allowing the health care industry to focus on a range of solutions indication how they will fix the shortage as the demand increases (Getzen, 2007). “The major factors and trends behind the growth in RN demand include: population growth, aging of the population, increased per capita demand for health care, and trends in health care financing,” (Bureau of Health Professions, 2004,
Patient Falls: Relationship with Hospital Magnet Status and Nursing Unit Staffing Introduction Fall of patients in any facility is a proven issue and a complicated problem. Fall causes pain and suffering for the patients and increases the length of hospital stay and health care cost. In this particular research, the association among hospitals Magnet® status, patient falls, and nursing unit staffing were analyzed in a cross sectional study by the use of 2004 “National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators” (NDNQI®) information from five thousand three hundred and eighty eight units in one hundred and eight Magnet and five hundred and twenty eight hospitals without Magnet Status. “Patient
Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Law HCS/545 Health Law and Ethics May 31, 2010 Mary Nell Cummings Nursing Documentation and Malpractice Lawsuits Proper medical documentation can prevent liability issues and malpractice lawsuits. The focus on my paper will concentrate on nursing documentation and malpractice lawsuits. I presently work for a home health care agency. The entire staff throughout the company was recently informed of increased Medicare denials and possible lawsuits as results of inadequate documentations. A series of education training of documentation was implemented to help reduce episodes of Medicare payment denials and self-protection through adequate documentation.
Abuse of emergency room by underinsured Jacqueline Catchings Chamberlain College of Nursing NUR 506 Health Care Policy March 20, 2015 Abuse of emergency room by underinsured America has a long standing health care access crisis. National attention was drawn to numerous instances of Americans reportedly dying from the refusal of immediate lifesaving medical treatment. The national news that prompted health care reform included reports detailing denials of care, inappropriate transfers, and medically unstable people dying during transport (Diaz-Vickery, Sauser, & Davis, 2013). There was a strong public demand to reform access to health care and bipartisan Congress passed the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).