In the last 25 years, however, certain phrases like evidence-based practice and patient outcomes have become common in healthcare. Statistics have played a role in how and why these terms have become part of the language used in daily practice. Nursing care and healthcare management practices are centered on evidence-based research, making it necessary for healthcare professionals to learn a basic understanding of statistics to evaluate research studies. The quality improvement department in an upstate New York hospital uses statistics to collect, measure, and evaluate data form patient outcomes, falls,
Electronic Medical Records 1 Running Head: EMR’S AND NURSING EFFICIENCY Electronic Medical Records and Nursing Efficiency Fatuma Abdullahi, Phuong Doan, Cheryl Edwards, June Kim, and Lori Thompson July 22, 2009 HSM 5003 Management of Health Service Organizations Texas Woman’s University Electronic Medical Records 2 Introduction Across our nation healthcare organizations are beginning to implement electronic medical records. Electronic medical records (EMRs) are computerized medical records that are taking the place of paper medical records, which have been the standard of clinical documentation for centuries. The advantages of an EMR are many, such as the consolidation of patient medical information into a single record across the healthcare continuum (Robles, 2009). Further, evidence demonstrates that EMRs improve the quality of patient care by improving legibility, enhancing communication among caregivers, decreasing medication errors and improving clinical work flows as well as billing processes (Robles, 2009). In addition to improving quality, evidence also supports that EMRs save physicians time and reduce costs for ambulatory practices (O’Neill, 2007).
LAC+USC is affiliated with the USC school of Medicine and operates a 600 bed facility and a level one trauma center which provides emergency care for 28 percent of Los Angeles County. In addition to providing emergency and inpatient treatment, LAC+USC provides clinical services such as primary care services and many specialty clinics. LAC+USC provides health care services for more than half of Los Angeles AIDS and
CDER conducts about 300-400 clinical investigator inspections annually. About 3 percent are classified in this "official action indicated" category. The FDA has established an independent Drug Safety Oversight Board (DSOB) to oversee the management of drug safety issues.. The Board meets monthly and has representatives from three FDA Centers and five other federal government agencies. The board's responsibilities include conducting timely and comprehensive evaluations of emerging drug safety issues, and ensuring that experts--both inside and outside of the FDA--give their perspectives to the agency.
 PA’s have a wide range of responsibilities including patient assessments, physical exams, ordering and interpreting lab tests, suturing of wounds, applying casts, teaching and counseling patients, and prescribing medications. While some states allow PA’s to carry a DEA number, most must prescribe controlled medications under the supervision of a physician. The educational requirements to become a PA are extensive. Applicants to the two year PA program usually possess a bachelor’s degree and have about four years of health care experience. Across the United States, there are currently 130 programs accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
Template/instructions Topic 2 Healing Hospital Assignment Please see the attached template for your topic 2 essay due on healing hospitals. I want you to use this template and outline that I have made and this is APA 6th ed (which is required for all 300 level classes). You must have a minimum of 3 references and at least one of these must be from a scholarly, peer reviewed article from the GCU library databases. In addition, you must include a working permalink to the article in the reference. If you need help with this, the GCU librarians are available 7 days per week at 602-639-6641.
Introduction For the purpose of this assignment I have chosen to review a client with atrial fibrillation in a primary care setting. I will discuss the patient’s original presentation, including analysis and interpretation of his 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG), diagnosis and subsequent management. Throughout the assignment I will discuss local and national guidelines and the evidence behind the chosen management for this client. For the purpose of this assignment the client will be referred to as Mr. Jones. Cardiac arrhythmias affect more than 700,000 people in England is one of the top ten reasons for hospital admission (Department of Health 2005).
Student’s Name: Date: Client Initials: Age: 17 months Medical Diagnosis (es): Batten Disease Assessment DataList data that supports the nursing diagnosis | NursingDiagnosis/PriorityName at least two nursing diagnoses stated in NANDA format | Patient Goals & OutcomesList two goals for each diagnosis-one long term & one short term. Outcomes should be measurable. Add timeframe. | Nursing Actions/InterventionsWhat is indicated for the management of this particular diagnosis/client problem? Name at least four interventions for each nursing diagnosis.
Carol Alborn HIM CORE Day 11 9/12/2011 Purpose and Function of the Health Record A health record is a virtual storage place that documents health care services from healthcare providers at various locations such as the DR.’s office, nursing homes and ambulatory service locations. It’s made up of data or facts from the patient and family members, and these healthcare services, which is analyzed for useful information. It is the HIM professional’s responsibility to take data from traditional practice forms and any Personal Health Record (PHR) or from any other sources, then enter data into the Electronic Health Record (EHR) system. Anything missing can alter the patients care. Its Primary purpose is to ensure quality patient care and managing the cost of that care.
St. Agnes uses statistics to meet benchmark standards. Evidence-based medicine shows and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations recommends patients’ with community acquired pneumonia who receive antibiotic therapy within six hours of arrival to the acute care setting have improved outcomes (Anstett, Smallfield, Vlahaki, & Milne, 2010). At St. Agnes, raw data is collected regarding a patients “door to antibiotic” time. Every month these statistics are graphed and posted for the emergency department staff to view. This visual picture encourages staff to make and exceed the benchmark standards.