Evaluation Plan Beauty Sama Grand Canyon University NRS-441v Instructor: Dr. Joyce Morrison (Drj) Evaluation Plan The writer’s PICO question will change the policies and procedures in the hospitals in ultimate goal to reduce CAUTI in patients. This change will affect the outcome of patient care, with that in mind there is great need to evaluate the plan, making sure that although it is an administrative interventions all areas of this change is examine for patient safety. In the proposed solution, there are independent variables (see Appendix A) in the research are; materials used for catheterization, policies and procedures for catheter insertion and removal, and nursing and professional staff. The dependent variables,
Joint Commission Grand Canyon University: 206 A Fundamentals of Nursing 1/26/2012 The joint commission creates safety goals to be implemented in the health care setting to keep us and our loved ones from risk of injury. There are seven national patient safety goals for Medicare based long term care. They include everything from making sure you are with the right patient to recognizing a patient who is more likely to fall for any reason. Throughout this essay I will break down and summarize each of the goals, and also one goal that I think is extremely important when taking care of a geriatric patient. It is important to remember that these safety goals are in place to make the health care setting a safe environment for both the patients
1 Community and Population Health Kemah Zinnah Environmental and Global Health Issues SZT 1 Task III Western Governors University 2 Community and Population Health There have been major efforts to eliminate communicable diseases such as measles. Despite these efforts, outbreaks do occur due to unvaccinated people and individuals travelling from countries where measles is prevalent. It is most cautious that the community health nurse understands the cost, indications and consequences of a communicable disease outbreak not only in the community but worldwide. A1. Outbreak of measles Measles was declared to be eliminated from the United States in the year 2000.
MEMO From: Joshua A. Burger (Gibbs), Phlebotomist, Genesys Regional Medical Center To: Office of Susan K. Kolka, Hospital Administrator, Genesys Regional Medical Center Subject: Excessive needlestick complaints and proposed corrective action 11/11/2009 Introduction Statement of Problem Inpatients of Genesys Regional Medical Center are complaining of excessive needlesticks during their stay at our facility. After receiving dozens of complaints, policy changes were made to allow the patients to receive a heparin lock as standard procedure, but the complaints continued. To promote patient comfort, safety, and well being, the hospital needs to take immediate action to reduce the number of needlesticks that our patients must endure
Central Line Infections When a patient receives a service in the hospital, he expects the quality of service to be adequate for his care. Unfortunately, there are many services in healthcare that need quality improvement. CLABSI is one of the most deadly infections in the U.S. Reduction of CLABSI can happen with the cooperation of healthcare staff and systems. With CLABSI on the rise, healthcare staff needs to be effective in their care for quality improvement in patient safety and patient centeredness.
The aim of this paper is to study how the checklist has changed the perceptions of safety in the operating room and the staff using this tool, it will focus on when the checklist was initiated, the purpose of the checklist, and the current best practice regarding the implementation and continued usage of the SSC. Background The SSC is part of the Safe Surgery Saves Lives program initiated by the World Health Organization (WHO), which is aimed at improving global health care, and reducing surgical complications in particular(Chapanis,1996). The high volume of surgical procedures and high complication rates, enforced the WHO to launch the Save Surgery Saves Lives initiative in 2007(World Health Organization 2008). Purpose The goal of this initiative was to, “improve the safety of surgical care around the world by defining a core set of safety standards that can be
EBT1 TASK 3 Research Integration and Outcome Evaluation Deborah Tyrrell-Turner Western Governors University A1. Procedure Studies have shown that the procedure of shaving a surgical site prior to surgery increases the likelihood of postoperative surgical site infections. Studies have indicated that shaving the surgical site before surgery can cause a change in or loss of protective skin flora at the incision line, as well as micro trauma of the area increasing the colonization of bacteria, (Celik & Kara, 2007). The Institute for Healthcare Improvements, (IHI) has recommended the avoidance of shaving surgical sited unless it is absolutely necessary for the procedure. They recommend using clippers to remove hair before surgery, outside of the operating room, (IHI, 2013).
There is also a direct correlation between HAI’s and staffing levels (Hallinan & Bloice, 2007); therefore health care facilities should ensure adequate staffing to provide appropriate care and environment for the patient. There is a definite correlation between misuse of antibiotics and resistant infections. It is important for antibiotics to be taken only when necessary and exactly as directed (Williams & Hopper, 2007 pg 102). The use of antibiotics in animals has also contributed to this problem (Williams & Hopper, 2007 pg 102), it is important to eliminate antibiotics in animal products. It has been suggested that the use of a “secret shopper” be used to observe hand hygiene practices (Use proven
The Role of Basin-Less Baths in Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections Patients come to the hospital for treatment, but hospital acquired infections occur in one in 25 patients a day (Centers for Disease Control, 2014). In 2011, “75,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations” (Centers for Disease Control 2014). Despite the understanding of evidence based practice measures to prevent HAIs, most hospitals are inconsistent with prevention compliance (Krein, Kowalski, Hofer, and Saint, 2012). The treatment of HAIs cost billions of dollars (Centers for Disease Control, 2014). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is conducting laboratory research to promote understanding and treatment of HAIs in the nation’s
Process improvement is a quality management concept that involves the identification of weak areas in order to come up with ways to improve processes at the medical facility. Health care organizations gain from quality management procedures because administrators will be able to identify areas of weakness through compliance audits. Monitoring compliance is part of the quality management is a process of ensuring that health care givers follow procedures to ensure that patients are getting the finest