Mr. B. was vulnerable when he was left unattended. Finally, the LPN on duty displayed a dangerous knowledge deficit by ignoring the de-saturation alarm on the oximeter. Improvement Plan Using Change Theory Change theory helps to effectively organize ideas that bring about long-term change. Implementing change theory first requires an identified driving force. In the scenario, Emergency department staff members were likely shaken by this poor outcome of Mr. B., and would be motivated to change to a safer model just to avoid a repeat in the future.
Risk assessments are also designed to manage and identify areas of concern, either to the patient or health professional’s involved in the care of the patient. Areas of risk assessment may include suicide or self harm, absconding, aggression or violence, substance use, vulnerabilities and neglect, non adherence or compliance. These areas of assessment may include past risk and current risk factors (Edward, Munro, Robins & Welch, 2011). Risk assessment of the patient is important but also risk towards others. Patients with paranoid schizophrenia are more opportunistic in behaving aggressively or violently towards co-patients and/or staff, which is why implementation of such assessment tools have been put in place (Langan, 2008).
Wrong information can lead to serious outcomes. For example, an out-dated address of a patient, can lead to any communications sent to the patient ending up in the hands of a wrong or dangerous person, which can have disastrous effects on the patients’ health wellbeing and also my organisation. The information that I use needs to be checked for accuracy because inaccurate information can lead to serious outcomes. Information can relate to anything with regards to my organisation. When it comes to patients, it can be their address, telephone number or next of kin details, when it comes to employees, it can be their appraisals, salaries, again their address and telephone numbers, and for the business, it can be the business’s finances, profits, employee details, and various other information.
Many in our care have also got weakened immune systems and as a consequence are more susceptible to infection from the outset. We want to give the patients in our care the best treatment and quality of care possible and this would not be possible without infection control. Were we to neglect patient control their quality of life and indeed health would deteriorate, they would get sick and suffer and in extreme cases would die. This runs totally contrary to the attitudes, duties and commitments we hold so dear as healthcare workers. In this assignment I will introduce, explain and discuss one of the most topical worldwide infections in the workplace – mainly hospitals and other places of healthcare environment; MRSA.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down The barrier of communication that results from cultural collusion is one of the most commonly-seen obstructions in providing timely and appropriate medical care for the patients. The cost is doubtless immense not only to the health of the patients themselves but also to the professional ethics of the hospital staff involved if delay or mistreatment occurs due to cultural difference. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to understand the difference between cultures so as to ensure quality medical treatments to all patients and ,in some extreme cases, prevent treatable illnesses from becoming life-threatening ones. The book" The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down " vividly illustrates the difficulties, brought about by cross-cultural misunderstanding, in providing medical treatment to a child from Laos, Lia, who is diagnosed with epilepsy, who, unfortunately, belongs to a religion that asserts epileptic attacks are perceived as evidence of the epileptic's ability to enter and journey momentarily into the spirit realm------hence the title "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down". In chapter 3 of the book, it reveals that Lia began having epileptic seizures when she was about 3 months old.
I recently worked in an Intensive Care Unit and aggressive patient were always a potential problem sometimes from alcohol withdrawals or other times from an acute medical condition. I wish there were more studies on the use of chemical restraints as far as when they are deemed appropriate and how often they are used incorrectly. I used to get frustrated when I would see a patient snowed when I came on to shift and I wondered if it was because that nurse just didn't want to deal with the time consuming behavior and problems that patient would cause or if the medication given was for justified reasons as the patient was that out of
Nowadays many studies on insomnia manage to find the answers on the causes that lead to this health problem and the solution to overcome it. However it is not easy to propagate the society to be aware about this issue. People have many thought about this health issue. Non-education people understand insomnia as a disease and it is vice versa to the educated people that define insomnia as a symptom. This is means insomnia is an early sign of disease before it lead to serious part such that physical disorder or psychiatric illness.
Bearing with a patient, especially an elderly patient who might be a little slower at comprehending medical terminology can make all of the difference in the world. Medical terminology can be overwhelming to those who study medicine, so to a carpenter or super market manager it can be extremely flustering, so it is important to break down the meaning of the diagnosis to avoid the patient feeling lost. Doing this adds to the patients comfort which is crucial. Developing a trusting, healthy, doctor-patient relationship can take healthcare to a whole new level. One can describe this phenomenon almost as a 'slippery slope' affect in the fact that having a positive, friendly bed side manner with a patient makes the patient more willing to trust the advice of the physician, leading to a faster treatment, ultimately making the patient better with ease.
Pure emotions that cannot be seen or expressed in many ways such as empathy can all of a sudden be exposed with the correct use of rhetoric. The importance of such feelings being made apparent can be understood when examining the way doctors speak to families in moments of fear, confusion and sadness regarding a sick family member. With proper rhetoric doctors can transform a traumatic experience into a seemingly manageable situation. Doctors may not always be able to cure or fix the problem but they can ameliorate some of the fear for both the patient and family, simply by being able to verbalize their empathy and unyielding support. Without such skills doctors cannot succeed in making their patients comfortable and more importantly trust them with their
Making enquiries about a hypnotherapy appointment is a big step for any client. Ignorance of the process and common misconceptions can mean that for some, accessing hypnotherapy may be a last resort when all other avenues have failed. Others may be ‘sent’ by partners or family members and some may embark on the hypnotherapy path following a recommendation from others or previous, personal, positive experience. Differing reasons for seeking help are just one of the many factors that impact on a therapists approach to a client. Each and every client comes with a very different past.