Nursing Sensitive Indicators Nurse sensitive indicators included in this case are Mr. J’s use of restraints, complications of pressure ulcers, and patient satisfaction. Had the nurse who was caring for Mr. J been aware about the risks of pressure ulcer development with the use of restraints, the beginning stage of a pressure ulcer could have been prevented. Better RN assessment of Mr. J’s restraints, repositioning Mr. J every two hours and a thorough skin assessment should be done at every shift. The NA should be instructed to notify RN if they see anything out of the ordinary with patients, such as the redness to the lower spine of Mr. J. The nursing staff assigned to Mr. J will need additional training about restraints as far as appropriate use of restraints and how to care for a patient who is restrained.
(American Nurses Association, 2015). In Mr. J’s scenario nursing sensitive indicators were ignored which lead to negative outcomes of family dissatisfaction. When proper education of use of restraints and increasing mobility are in place the patient will heal faster with less negative outcomes. In order to increase quality care for patients and increase patient and family satisfaction a hospital can gather information from each nursing unit for sensitive indicators that lead to patient outcomes. One area of concern is the ratio of RN’s per patient and also this a correlation between patient care and job satisfaction.
People go to the hospital in order to get better from whatever ailment is troubling them. Healthcare workers should give no less than an excellent quality of care towards the patients. Being lax about cleanliness lowers this quality of care and puts everyone in danger. Unfortunately, not all hospitals adhere to strict cleanliness rules and as a result, the number of HAIs are increasing with the U.S. Department
Wesley Hunter 000450445 RTT1 task 2 This sad scenario is an example of when well-meaning people try to do too much and in doing so forgo their clinical judgement, training, and the hospital policies designed to keep them and the patients safe. This paper will attempt to analyze the sentinel event of Mr. B, a sixty seven year old man with left leg pain and deformity presenting to the emergency department. A root cause analysis (RCA) that takes into consideration causative factors, errors, and/or hazards that led to the sentinel event (this patient’s outcome) will be presented. A process improvement plan that would decrease the likelihood of a reoccurrence of the outcome of the scenario will be discussed. Change theory will be utilized to implement the plan.
The Milgram’s experiment showed that it is very important how the orders are given and by whom. Most people would follow orders given by an official, uniformed experimenter and an ordinary man giving orders would be less of authority. Two experimenters giving contradictory instructions confuse 'the teacher' and make it all even less serious. (199 words) How and why Milgram’s research on obedience is relevant to preparing student nurses for working on hospital wards. When you decide to become a nurse, you think that you will be saving lives, making sick people’s lives easier and heal them.
An example of this is that there was a medication called Thalidomide to help pregnant women from having morning sickness. However doctors didn’t know the side effects of this medication. The side effect was that it gave babies severe deformities. This is an example of how the benefits outweigh the harm. Health and social care workers need to promote anti-discriminatory practice and these are how they do it.
In this case, if a patient in the ward was to catch one off these infections from dirty cups, it would be harder for them to recover due to them being elderly and having a lower immune system than someone that was young and healthy, so in some cases little infections like this from been given a dirty cup to drink from can sometimes lead to death. Another recommendation that was made in the scenario in a ward which included a patient suffering from dementia was that staff should be trained more regularly on how to manage patients when lifting them to different places. I recommended that
Since working through the PRP course and reading in the PRP Handbook Part One about chaperoning, I have spoken to my Practice Manager about how I can actively help to make staff aware of what being a chaperone requires and how I can make patients realise that a chaperone is available to them. It occurred to me that some medical examinations that were important might have been declined because the patient may have felt vulnerable. The thought of
APNs can facilitate the ability to practice both the art and science of nursing and reduce the chasm between theory and practice by using nursing theory as a foundation. According to Chism, nursing theory is made up of ideas brought together by associated expressions that characterize, clarify, and foretell phenomenon that are in accordance with nursing viewpoints (Chism, 2013). Nursing theory helps to identify what should shape the foundation of practice by clearly describing nursing. It is essential the APN use nursing theory in evidence-based practice, to provide better patient care, improve communication between nurses, and as a guide for nursing research and education. In addition, because the main champion of nursing, caring, cannot be quantified, it is crucial to have a theory to examine and spell out what the APN does.
I also believe patients see their dentist only when they have a toothache and treatment can be painful or even frightful you're there for the patient to guide and support them through the process which is where my interest lies, but also as part of the profession is to help patients to look after them by advising them a good and healthy oral hygiene. The most enthusiastic area of this profession is based on something with "action". I always found health care interesting. Most important for me is that it allows me to feel like I'm doing something every day that is contributing to something more important than myself. Furthermore, seeing my mother as a nurse and realizing how satisfied she is with helping others helps me understand how one