Effectiveness affects the healthcare quality because with the science and knowledge needed to prevent CLABSI, it continues to occur more than it should. It lies in the healthcare staff’s hands to be able to prevent CLABSI from occurring and use of effective science and knowledge to maintain sterile technique when inserting a catheter. Patient centeredness is affected by central line infections because the healthcare staff is not fully giving their quality of care to the patient when inserting a catheter, maintaining
Ethics Case Study Jerry has the credentials to write a prescription and to authorize a refill. In this circumstance, although Jerry has the medical training that allows him to make requests for medication and refills, Jerry should not put in the refill or authorize a new script. Jerry should take the patients information and make sure this information is correct. Once confirmed Jerry could have this authorized by the Doctor and contact the patient as to what will take place. The patient may be on a time constraint but this liability is much more important to weigh.
WRITTEN QUESTIONS Unit Title: Principles for implementing duty of care in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit sector reference: SHC34 Candidate name: ……… ……………………………………………………………. Answer the following questions, give examples where necessary. Question | Answers | 1.1 Explain what it means to have a duty of care in own work role | As a professional working within health care, it is necessary and very important that we follow a code of practice which is set out by each employer in all work settings; this involves putting the needs and interests of those that we care for first. It is vital to keep everyone in our care safe from harm and unnecessary risk, which means we need to ensure that no individual in our care is abused or neglected. Also planning the day and having a routine which best fits around each individual ensuring that their best interests and personal choices come first.
It is important for nurses to understand nursing-sensitive indicators, and how they can be used to prevent injuries to patients. Nursing-Sensitive Indicators nursing-sensitive indicators are designed to allow for better patient outcomes. They are used to show the structure, process and outcomes of nursing care. They are guidelines which identify specific practices nurses can utilize to achieve safer and better patient care. The structure of nursing is related to the staffing mix.
According to Garity (2005), “The nurse’s ability to collaborate with patients, families, and multi/ intra-disciplinary health care professionals in the successful resolution of such dilemmas can affect the quality of health care” (p. 11). The nurse has an ethical obligation to give every patient the same level of compassion, care, and respect regardless of the nature of the illness (Chitty & Black, 2010). Whether or not the nurse agrees or disagrees with the decision that Marianne’s family has decided on, the nurse must ethically abide by the family’s wishes and provide the highest quality of care for her. The nurse’s highest level of commitments is for Marianne at that point. Although competing demands of patient, family, and physician have risen, the nurse’s first priority is always providing care that ensures patient safety and protects the best welfare of the patient.
Running head: IMPROVING QUALITY PATIENT CARE AND SAFETY Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety Betty Miller Western Governors University RTT1 Task 1 Improving Quality Patient Care and Safety The American Nurses Association developed nursing-sensitive indicators for the purpose of improving quality patient care and safety. Nursing-sensitive indicators are the patient outcomes that have been clinically researched and proven to be directly linked to nursing care. Nursing-sensitive indicators are based upon the organization of care, nursing care process and results of patient focused outcomes. The organization or structure of nursing care is reflected by the quantity and quality of nursing staff. The structure indicators are related to nursing staff characteristics such as the skill mix, experience, certification and education of the nurses.
Dimond (2002) define confidentiality as one of the values of good practise that is concerned with protecting the private information obtained about the patient and client during the period of professional practice. Importantly all nurses including midwives have legal and professional responsibilities to respect the rights of patients and clients and treat them equally. NMC (2002) states that as a registered nurse, midwife or health visitor, you must protect confidential information. Clause 10 UKCC (1992) further states that health professionals should avoid from divulging such information without the client’s consent or a nominated person advocating on his behalf unless the disclosure is required by court order, in the public health interest and in the best interest of the patient. In addition, confidentiality as part of the social, ethical and moral basis of working in care setting is further explained in the NMC (2002) clause 5.1-5.4.
They must not only be concerned with patient’s and family members but they too must look at their employees and make sure they have a focus and the tools they need to reach the goals and provide safe, efficient, quality healthcare. They must be able to handle any ethical issues. There must be a focus point so that employees have a goal in site to reach for. Leadership is the backbone for nursing and healthcare providers. References Aitamaa, E., Leino-Kilpi, H., Puukka, P., & Suhonen, R. (2010).
I believe that providing the best possible care for each patient should be the primary concern of nursing. In doing so, the environment is crucial in the meeting the needs of the patient. Central concepts of nursing are “person, environment, health, and nursing” ( Masters, 2014, p.48).Careful consideration must be given in educating the patient about the illness. In early years, the responsibility fell upon the physician. In recent years, the responsibility has been transferred to the nurse to manage the patient’s environment in order to promote the patient’s recovery.
The foundation of any successful nursing career is built with continuing education, a strong knowledge base of the history of nursing practice and theories, strong ethical principal and learning effective application of the nursing process. This paper explores different areas that have personally influenced me as a nurse. These influences include Board of Nursing (BRN), Professional Nursing Organizations (PNO), ethical principles, nursing theory, and historical influences. A. Functional Differences The differences between a regulatory agency such as the Board of Nursing and a Professional Nursing Organization is that the BRN regulates, writes laws, approves licensure and governs nurses. The BRN serves to protect patient.