Annotated Bibliography on Pain Assessment Tools for Patients With Limited Communication Health Assessment Tammy F. Surrency Dr. Constance Morrison March 12, 2013 Introduction Pain assessment tools for patients with limited communication is the topic of this annotated bibliography. This is a topic of interest to me because for nurses, it is very important to perform a pain assessment on patients who have limitations in their ability to communicate as a result of cognitive impairment, learning disabilities, or language impairment. To identify, assess, and treat patients with complaints of pain are vital because the experience of pain may affect the perception and expression of other symptoms resulting in inappropriate treatments and management. In order to properly treat the symptoms of pain, a good pain assessment tools are used. The use of the pain assessment tool will assist in developing the plan of care for the patients.
Nonverbal communication consists of any type of communication that is not spoken out loud. This article, Assessing Contentment and Distress, talks about how nonverbal communication is key in understanding patients who can no longer communicate verbally. Since it is very difficult for people to understand and be able to perceive what these signs really mean, the medical field has come up with a tool called the Disability Distress Assessment Tool, also known as the DisDAT. This tool can recognize nonverbal expressions and can tell when these are signs of the patient’s distress. The author of the article explains her experience with the DisDAT and its use on a patient she had with a learning disorder and the final stages of dementia.
Check airway maintenance with C spine protection, a nurse must note the skin color, assess conscious level, and chest movement of the patient if the patient unconscious, the medical team should open the airway by using the jaw-thrust maneuver. 2. Check breathing and ventilation, a nurse I should note if the patient is not breathing, call a hospital emergency code and start CPR. (Trauma) 3. Circulation with hemorrhage, a nurse must assess the level of consciousness, such as the Glasgow coma score and AVPU which are “alert, voice, pain and unresponsive” to control hemorrhage, check the radial and carotid pulses, check for another external bleeding.
Dealing with Difficult Patients in the Medical Field Unit 6 Project Danielle Robinson CM 107 Outline Introduction A. Dealing with the difficult patients can be very stressful to your health if dealt with in the wrong way. B. All medical workers should have the availability to be able to take seminars that a. are offered to them throughout their career to keep them informed and update with b. any changes or new ideas or policies that might come into play on how to c. More effectively handle any or all situations. C. Difficult people are everywhere and dealing if them is an everyday life.
ICO1 Outcome 1 Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1. Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection All employees are responsible for the prevention of spread of infections. Employees should also, in the care industry, have a personal as well as a moral responsibility to follow infection control guidelines. Regular hand washing is a responsibility that all staff should follow as well as wearing all appropriate/available PPE. There is many roles within a health and social care environment where infection control is always important.
The definitions • Legislation is a law or group of laws • Policies is a document explaining the expected standards • Procedures are instructions about how to carry out a particular task Policies legislation and procedures are put in place in order to protect not only the service users but also the staff and employers there are many ways that they do ensure the wellbeing and safety of the staff and people who use the services. They all provide a strict set of rules in which everyone should follow at all times, in order to make sure that one persons mistake does not influence or effect someone else or the service user . If it found that someone isn’t adhering to the rules and regulations set there should be a set discipline in place. Health and safety at work act ~ (hasaw) This is a legislation put into place to safeguard all individuals in the health care setting. This act is enforced by the Health and Safety executive.
Reflective Account of supervised management placement. Introduction. The student nurse hopes with this assignment to allow the reader an insight into my experience during my management placement within a busy rehabilitation ward in Wishaw General. With the guidance and supervision of my mentor I participated in all areas of running a busy rehab ward. The student nurse will reflect on health promotion issues as this stood out to me in several areas, The student nurse discovered that although we can nurse a patient back to health it is so important to make the patient aware of how necessary it is for them to participate in their care by adhering to what is recommended to them by various members of the Multidisciplinary Team and the devastating consequences that the patient can encounter if advice is ignored.
The Principles of Infection Prevention and Control 1.1 When it comes to prevention and control of infection all employees have a responsibility to take precautionary measures to ensure the spread of infection is as limited as possible in the workplace. It is the employee’s responsibility to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and individuals. Some of the legislation and regulations that relate to the control of and prevention of infection include the Health and Safety at work act, COSHH and the reporting of injury, disease and dangerous occurrences regulations (RIDDOR). It is vitally important that all staff are aware of these regulations. It is also employee’s responsibility to regularly attend all relevant training made available to them.
It;s usually everybody of everyday that I see this happening. So I would say in just about all situations of life I see this problem in people. I believe there are serious consequences to this kind of behavior on many levels. And I believe the consequences can be a ruined friendship, a lost job due to bad insensitive listening, just to name a few. A good listening strategy I or anyone can use to battle this problem more could be pseudo listening and some good advice would be to learn and stop monopolizing so much!
This at the time has leaded me to feeling even more stressed! Stress can occur to all types of people with all types of backgrounds. For example something that I may find stressful may be completely un-stressful to someone else. In my opinion an individual’s limit of stress is linked in with their belief system and the way the individual has been brought up to cope or not cope with certain situations. Through research I have learnt there are seven types of stress.