The Joint Commission list specific events that are considered reviewable. One of those events is the abduction of a patient On Thursday, September 24th, at approximately 12:30 p. m., a mother arrived to pick up her daughter from the hospital’s outpatient surgery department. The mother left 2 ½ hours earlier to run an errand. When the mother arrived, she was told that the child had been discharged. The child’s mother and father are divorced, and the mother has sole custody of the child.
You are looking at her electronic medical record and note she has missed several of her quarterly MD appointments. You ask her why she’s missed her appointments lately and she states: “I know all about my disease and the drug therapy” a. Mary’s phenytoin level is 8.5 mcg/ml. What does this mean? How may this level have occurred? b.
WGU Accreditation Audit RAFT Task 2: Root Cause Analysis of a sentinel event A Root Cause Analysis (RCA) of a sentinel event is completed to immediately investigate and respond to possible inductions involving the death or injury of a patient. (Joint commission, 2013). Purpose of this report - To execute a Root Cause Analysis for a Sentinel Event occurrence at Nightingale Hospital. Sentinel Event - Child Abduction Date of Issue/Incident – Thursday September 14, at 12:30 PM Background of Issue/Incident - A three year old female patient was brought to Nightingale Hospital by her mother for an outpatient surgical procedure. The mother asked the pre-op nurse how long the procedure would take, because she had to tend to another child and would need to leave for a short while.
Tina’s mother returned to pick her approximately 2 ½ hours later and found that Tina was discharged 30 minutes earlier. Tina’s mother was extremely distraught, security was called, and a “Code Pink” (hospital-wide child abduction alert) was activated. Local law enforcement was also contacted by hospital security. When the security officer interviewed the mother, she shared with him that she and Tina’s father were divorced and that she had full custody of Tina and her siblings. Tina was located within 30 minutes of her mother’s arrival, by local law enforcement, in the care of her father.
Case Study – Mr Leo Bonelli Lisa, a recently graduated Enrolled Nurse is a few minutes late for her evening shift at a busy hospital. The handover had commenced and was taking place in the corridor. Lisa joins the handover having missed some information. During handover, Lisa is told that one of her patients in her care, Mr Leo Bonelli, was admitted for cellulitis in his left leg and is receiving antibiotic treatment. His medical history includes GORD (gastro-osophageal reflux disease) and a CABG (coronary bypass grafting) in 2002.
Rebecca Lee Kingswoos Lodge Assignment 204 Principles of Safeguarding Task B An elderly woman of 81 and who was suffering from Alzhiemers was seen on camera being slapped by a member of staff at Ash Court Care Home in 2012 after her daughter installed a hidden camera in her mothers room. Mrs Worroll became a resident of the home in 2012 and shortly after her daughter bgan to notice bruising on her mothers arms and legs, so she set up a hidden camera in her mothers room to observe her care. In the first instant she observed her mother being dragged lifted by to carers when correct lifting and handling devices were available for use, probably responsible for unnecessary bruising. Later she saw that her mother was left in the care of one male
A young mother is in intensive care after having a rare but serious reaction to a friend's prescription antibiotics that caused her to "burn" from the inside out. Yassmeen Castanada, 19, wasn't feeling well on Thanksgiving, so she took a pill that her friend had left over from a previous illness. Soon, Castanada's eyes, nose and throat began to burn, and she was rushed to the emergency room, her mother, Laura Corona, told ABC News. Her body erupted in blisters over the next few days, Corona said. She had to be sedated and placed on a ventilator.
The nurse manager states what, how, and when a task should be preformed. When delegating the task must be defined and then there should be a determining of who should receive that task. Once someone is chosen identify what the task involves and provide clear communication about what is expected and what to do in the event
Quality of Life and Functioning Thomas Case Scenario By Vanessa Schneider Western Governors University Personal Perceptions On May 8, 1990 my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. That day is clearly etched in my mind, because it was my birthday. Less than two years later she died. Having lived a scenario close to Mrs. Thomas’s, I personally can speak about how one’s own perceptions in regard to quality of life and health promotion might affect the care administered to a patient with a terminal illness. Often when providing care for a patient with a lingering illness the nurse must refocus to ensure the needs and wants of the patient and family are being followed and not allow her own personal beliefs to interfere.
In 2000, only 9.1 percent of registered nurses were 30 years old or younger, according to the Health Resources and Service Administration’s Bureau of Health Professions. That same year, the average age of the nursing population was 45.2. One reason older nurses leave the profession is physical stress. Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital implemented a patient-lift initiative to reduce back and other types of injuries among nurses and support staff. A dedicated lift team assists nurses and other staff when they cannot safely move patients.