Infections of the nervous system such as cytomegalovirus may cause blindness or demnetia. The accompanying disabilities necessitate LTC services as dictated by the patients changing health condition over time. An increasing number of AIDS patients are receiving care in nursing
Another recommendation for the host facility would be to alter the method that medical services are provided. Other literature pointed out that the daily presence of a physician or mid-level health care providers decreased the number of hospital transfers of nursing home residents (Ackermann & Kemle, 1998; Joseph & Boult, 1998; Intrator, Zinn, & Mor, 2004). The mid-level provider could be a physician assistant or nurse practitioner. An experiment by Kane, Keckhafer, Flood, Bershadsky & Siadaty (2003) demonstrated that nurse practitioners managing a group of residents “prevented the occurrence of some hospitalizable events, but its major effect was allowing cases to be managed more cost-effectively” (p. 1430). From a cost standpoint to society and the government, the decreasing number of hospital transfers lowers the expense; however, to the facility, fewer Medicare days, lowers their revenues and abilities to improve their facilities, hire staff, and pay other expenses.
Scope and Purpose. What are the scope and purpose of this document? The scope and purpose of this document is to review the effects of patient outcomes based on nurse staffing. The article provides evidence related to the number of nurses staffed on a unit affects the care of the patient. There were 26 studies done that proved inadequate staffing, resulted in increased workload caused an increase in medical errors and adverse patient outcomes.
Stefanie Monderjar Research Proposal Annotate Bibliography Nurses and drug abuse. More and more nurses are receiving negative reviews about attending substance abuse programs due to the fact that they were using while working and their job requires them to be at a level of alertness then most other jobs. Nurses have a higher moral obligation than that of let’s say a construction worker Since it is becoming harder for nurses to come forward about their addiction due to either job punishment or ridicule are their chances of getting clean and staying clean diminished due to those things? Should a nurse be able to come forward get help in a program and then return to work as being a nurse? Because of the moral obligations a nurse has should
This in turn exposes not only patients, but also nurses to a significant amount of noise and alarms, ultimately leading to the clinical problem called alarm fatigue. As defined by the Joint Commission, alarm fatigue is known as the desensitization of medical staff as a result of sensory overload. This overload ultimately results in a delay of an alarm being answered, and sometimes someone completely missing the alarm altogether (The Joint Commission, 2015). Alarm fatigue has been recognized as a contributing
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
Outcome 1 1.1 The Medicines Acts 1968 and various amendments cover the legal management of medication. While care staffs are not expected to have detailed knowledge of the legislation, they do need to be aware of the legal difference between types of drugs and the legal framework that allows them to handle medicines on behalf of the service user. The following is a list of legislation that has a direct impact upon the handling of medication within a social care setting. * The Medicines Act 1968 * The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 * The Misuse of Drugs (Safe Custody) Regulations 1973 SI 1973 No 798 as amended by Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 * The NHS Scotland Pharmaceutical Service (Regulations) 1995 * The Social Work Act 1968 as amended by The Regulation of Care Act 2001 * The Children Act 1989 * The Children’s Act 1995 * The Data Protection Act 1998 * The Care Standards Act 2000 * The Regulation of Care Act 2001 * The Health and Social Care Act 2001 * Adults with Incapacity Act 2000 9 © Social Care Association * The Health Act 200 * Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) * The Control of Substances Hazardous to health Regulations (1999-COSHH) * Hazardous Waste Regulations (2005) * Mental Capacity Act (2005) * The Access to health records Act (1990) This list is not exhaustive, organisations and all staff should be enabled to access documentation pertinent to the administration of medication like the examples listed above. The National Minimum Standards require the registered person puts in place policies and procedures for the receipt, recording, storage, administration and disposal of medicines.
1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), abuse is defined as: “Single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress including physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, racial abuse, neglect and abuse through misapplication of drugs.” Abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, it is so alarming that more and more elderly people suffer from abuse on a daily basis. Many elderly adults are being abused in their own homes and even in care facilities such as nursing homes responsible for their care. How can elderly groups be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others? And how do care services providers that are supposed to deliver utmost care and support become one of the major contributing factors of abuse.
According to Ulrich and Zimring there are 600 articles that explain that the healthcare design can influence patient outcomes are published. When a hospital has a stressful environment to the patient’s healing process with loud intercom systems and machinery, long hallways that echo, bland colors and cramped rooms, it contributes to the patients stress level. These things will hinder a patients healing ability. Promoting and allow the patient to experience their spirituality and assisting them if needed will promote healing by allowing them a feeling of control and familiarity as being at
Safe and Quality Care Western Governors University Safe and Quality Care Studies conducted in the 90’s to the early 2000s revealed hospital nurse staffing issues and adverse patient outcomes were correlated. During this time when nursing shortage peaked, nurses reported understaffed units, burnout, and job dissatisfaction. It was reported that under-staffing was strongly associated with increased mortality. During this time “nursing-sensitive indicators” were developed to reflect elements of patient care that are directly affected by the nursing practice. These indicators revealed three aspects of nursing care: * Structural (supply of nursing staff, skill level, education and certification levels) * Process (measurement of