The fall itself causes the older adult to develop a fear of falling and impacts their everyday life. This fear could cause the individual to limit activities, which leads to lowered physical fitness. With the older adult not getting proper exercise, will in turn increase their actual risk of falling. Patient falls in hospitals will always be a major and costly problem. In 2008, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) made a new payment guideline on inpatient falls for Medicare to follow.
Communication is needed for people to keep in contact with family/friends, either verbally, letters/email or face to face contact. To arrange everyday activities we need to communicate. We need this form of communication to enable us organise around the individual and their choices, so that they can choose to like or dislike a person. Any changes in care plans are passed over to all staff, in order for staff to have a consistent approach with all service users. Any medical changes must be documented on a record sheet, marked on the meds chart, and passed over by hand in the communication book.
I believe there are many nursing sensitive factors that could interfere with the care provided for Mr. J. The first I would like to discuss is the use of restraints on a 72-year-old with dementia. The use of pain medications can also affect the patient’s cognitive ability. The use of restraints place patients at risk for skin breakdown. Skin breakdown can be prevented by turning Mr. J every 2 hours and by propping with pillows side to side.
Mr X’s mother is in a home at present and he visits her every Friday, this is putting pressure on his personal and social life. Consultation During this consultation you would ask about his health and whether he was taking any medication. Whilst speaking about his health you would need to ask if Mr X was on any prescription medication or treatment for depression. The reason for this is at this stage of training (Module 4 Chrysalis Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills) you have to be aware of your limitations when treating someone who is clinically depressed. The reason for this is ethical and would break the code of ethics for The National Hypnotherapy Society.
First, finding out how your diabetes will be managed during your stay in the hospital makes you an active participant by not having to rely on the nurses, and other caregivers, and by making them aware that you are a diabetic and how you regularly manage your disease at home. Secondly, always inform the caregivers of the prescribed medications you are taking and ask questions how any new ones will affect your care during your stay. Also, it is important to be prepared to stop certain medications before surgery, or simply know what to do if your medications are not given as directed. As a diabetic, nutrition is very important during your hospital stay. Informing caregivers about your diet may not seem crucial, but knowledge about how your foods and meals will be adjusted to help you achieve blood sugar levels within target range is.
Why is communication so important in health and social care? Communication is vital in health and social care setting. The patient and health care professional need to be able to communicate on daily bases, in order for the patient to receive the best possible care. Also it is vital to make sure your patient knows and understand everything they are going through to the best of their understanding for example; If someone comes into a hospital setting you need to find out what their name, age and most important what is wrong with them. To the naked eye they maybe more obvious signs like cuts or if they can’t walk , but most of the time it is internal problems and you can’t see or feel the pain so you would need to communicate with them to find out what is wrong , so
The VA Hospital Systems Method to Improve Patient Safety: Electronic and Personal Health Record Anthony Bucki, MSN, RN Governors State University MIS 7101 INTRODUCTION It is well-known that safety is jeopardized when complete medical information is not available to all clinicians treating the same patient: incompatible treatments and medications can cause catastrophic results, expensive test results can be lost, and critical time can be wasted incorrectly diagnosing health conditions (Fischman, 2005). This lack of an electronic personal health record poses increased hazards to patients, particularly those who have multiple health conditions and numerous care providers. For individuals juggling chronic conditions, it can become a full-time
I got permission to check her current medication and I documented this in the risk assessment, I then asked her and her husband a series of questions to establish level of support she needs. I documented responses. I established that her husband supports her with her medication. I explained that our staff could help but she was adamant she wanted her husband to support her and became quite reluctant to engage in further
Y our doctor works with hospital staff and professionals in your community. You and your family also play an important role in your care. The success of your treatment often depends on your efforts to follow medication, diet and therapy plans. Your family may need to help care for you at home. You can expect us to help you identify sources of follow-up care and to let you know if our hospital has a financial interest in any referrals.
Challenges such as cancer, heart disease and cardiovascular illnesses can be extensive, some lasting even for years. Furthermore, the elderly are then faced with difficulty performing even basic tasks such as dressing, bathing and eating for themselves. As a result, these conditions often put the elderly in jeopardy for other psychological behaviors as well. A report by the Council on Scientific Affairs, American Medical Association (JAMA) (1996) outlines this in a compelling theory that in many cases, feelings of hopelessness, which most often will accompany alcoholism, may be more important than depression. Expert Dr. Y. D. Coble (1996) exemplifies this concept in a persuasive article written in (JAMA).