The people involved in the RCA should be the people involved in the scenario: the RN (Nurse J), the LPN, the physician (Dr. T.), the emergency room manager, and a figure from administration (Chief Nursing Officer?). These participants should conduct a RCA to determine the causative factors that lead to Mr. B’s sentinel event. The first step would be to gather data about the situation. Mr. B’s presentation, vitals, health history, lab values, pain score, medications he already takes, and medications he received (amount, dose, and times) during the conscious
Case Study 1: Patient Admission Concepts related to HLTEN512B Topic 1 Mrs. Gwen Jones is a 70 year old woman who has been admitted to your ward after arriving from her doctor’s surgery. Her GP has included a letter stating that he has assessed Mrs. Jones and requests she is admitted. She is feeling very unwell, with a high temperature, frequency of urination and burning when urinating. She appears slightly confused. She complains of back pain.
In his age, even changing his diet is big thing. With this in mind, nurses should find the correct approach to Mr.’s P care. Nurses should choose holistic approach for this patient’s care, which will include his wife and all the circumstances of their life. In this case, not only the physical condition should be treated, but psychological and cognitive as well. Treatment plan “Approximately 28%–58% of individuals with heart failure (HF) suffer from cognitive impairment, commonly identified as difficulty with concentration and/or memory” (Bauer, Johnson, & Pozehl, 2011 p. 577).
The importance goes further to the core of the problem focusing on the nurse and evaluating what is needed to be done in order to educate this patient group. The research problem involves nurses who are not comfortable discussing end-of-life issues with their patients and is identified in the first few paragraphs of the article. This is a significant problem nurses and doctors can educate, manage and monitor for these chronic patients. The purpose is not clearly stated in the study, but is inferred within the abstract of the article as well. Patients and families dealing with potential end-of-life issues is a very common problem in health care today.
Delegation Task Three Tawana Lundin WGU Professional Nursing Roles and Values NVT2 Marisha Grimley July 20, 2012 Promoting Interdisciplinary Care One of the primary responsibilities of the nurse as a caregiver is ensuring continuity of care. She must collaborate with each members of the healthcare team in meeting the physical, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual needs of the patient and family. The nurse should hold a meeting with all the healthcare professionals that will be involved with the patient to coordinate her care. In this case study the health providers should include: the physician, the nurse practitioner, the nurse, an interpreter, a case manager, dieticians, a social worker to help with care arrangements during
The purpose of health literacy is so individuals (patients) can understand, make, and act on health care information to make better decisions in their care as well as understanding their diseases/illnesses in order to have better outcomes. “Nurses need to be sensitive to the health literacy levels of their clients particularly as it impacts their outcomes, and assist them to develop a greater understanding of their health issues.” (Hebda & Czar, 2013, p. 23). Some uses in the healthcare system for health literacy include “navigating the healthcare system, including filling out complex forms and locating providers and services, sharing personal information (health history) with providers, and engaging in self-care and chronic disease management. Health literacy requires knowledge of health topics. People with limited health literacy often lack knowledge or have misinformation about the body as well as the nature and causes of disease.
A Comparison of the Professional Roles of Nurses In this paper, the nurse’s unique role in providing inter-professional care, patient care quality and safety, cost effective healthcare, and care to diverse patient populations will be investigated. A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA), J.W. and a Nurse Educator, M.,H., were interviewed, their roles as nurses were analyzed using provided protocol to discuss the difference between research and quality improvement, also how informatics affect the quality of patient care. The two specialties based on the individual interviews will be compared and a copy of both interviews will be incorporated into the paper. Lastly, a reflection of findings will be discussed as to how nurses could contribute the information from the two interviews into their own professional growth and development.
• Effective communication among health care staff. • Charting the patient’s response to care. • Auditing care for improvement, third-party payment, and governmental, and regulatory purposes. • Teaching health care professional about care issues for the patients. Key reminders of documentation gave focus on the goals to staff of ways to improve documentations for financial concerns for payments by Medicare, liability issues, and possible malpractice lawsuits.
At this moment in time my client’s health problems are she is obese and has related diabetes type two. The treatment for the diabetes she has tried is byetta she had this for 12 months but did not seem to control the blood sugars. She now takes just metformin for the diabetes and has started a
What is Holistic Medicine? Like other systems of health care, Holistic Medicine is also a unique system of health care. Broadly, it is based on the co-operative, interconnected and complimentary relationship that fosters the physical, mental and social status of the patient. In one’s life, physical, mental, economical, social and spiritual aspects of life count a lot. Holistic Medicine believes in the optimal acquisition of all these aspects of life.