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).
Medication Error: The Error Administration of Phytonadione Nhu L. Vicente El Camino College Medication Error: The Error Administration of Phytonadione Medication error is a problematic event in all healthcare facility. Many scholars have conducted researches to rule out the cause of, and find the solution for, medication error. In their study of neonatal medication error, Sauberan, Dean, Fiedelak, and Abraham (2010) found that the major reason of medication error in their neonatal intensive care units is the mixing up between “look-alike” adult and neonatal strengths (p. 49). In their first case study, the adult strength of Phytonadione (also known as vitamin K1) is incorrectly administered into the neonate at three hours of life. Although the infant is finally discharged in good condition, the mistake is a hard lesson for all healthcare workers.
The researcher aims to accomplish quantitative study in order to develop theories or hypotheses pertaining to phenomena, it only takes into account the quantifiable aspects of phenomenon (Polit and Beck 2010).For the research, 100 nurses are working in an acute care setting and will be selected randomly. And after that collected data will be analysed using quantitative content analysis. The various ethical considerations such as anonymity, confidentiality, patient’s right, informed consent and beneficence will be given extra attention throughout the study. Therefore, the finding of the studies will show the importance of training and education, whilst providing care for the dementia patient. 1) Introduction:- The author will purpose on “Exploring the importance of standard of care for dementia regarding staff training”.
Importance of it According to a patient safety report fact sheet published by World Health Organization in 2012 it is estimated that worldwide 1 in every 300 patients experiences harm while getting health care, and in the developed countries, the number of patients harmed during hospitalization is estimated to be one in ten patients (Region, 2012). In order to minimize the probability of harming the patient it is essential to monitor the quality of the medical care that is provided to them while focusing towards the goal of improving the quality of caregiver by measuring it against an already established benchmark. Benchmarking in health care is defined as the continual and collaborative discipline of measuring and comparing the results of
To date, U.S. cost containment policy has focused too narrowly on demand-side interventions such as changing the design of insurance benefits and increasing cost sharing. This paper summarizes the factors responsible for the rise in health care spending during the past twenty years. As the data show, most of this rise has been driven by a rise in treated disease prevalence, fueled by an increase in population risk factors such as obesity and by innovations in the treatment of chronic disease. The bulk of the paper then outlines a series of reforms that are designed to
Nursing education with its multiple routes for entry level licensure make it one of the most distinctive in the United States today. From colleges to hospitals, nursing education needs to change to fit how health care is delivered today in the 21st century, meeting the needs of patients with increased complexity. The Future in Nursing report discusses available research on improved patient outcomes when comparing a BSN prepared nurse to an AND prepared nurse. This enforces the IOM”s message of “lifelong learning”. Nurses should always be striving for higher level of education.
The following four literature reviews I have chosen will support the importance of the original goal set by Healthy People 2000. I will focus primarily on the overarching goal of promoting quality of life, healthy development, and healthy behaviors as stated in The Vision, Mission, and Goals of Healthy People 2020, by promoting awareness and understanding of the risk factors of heart disease and stroke through education of this patient population. In addressing the progress made since the original objectives were set for Healthy People 2000, Koh (2010) states in his research article that outcomes for some original objectives have already surpassed the 2010 targets. By 2007, for example, the age-adjusted death rate from coronary heart disease had already dropped well below the target of 162 deaths per 100,000 of population – down
It is estimated that ten percent of intensive care unit beds comprise of septic patients. 18 million new cases of severe sepsis are diagnosed each year worldwide with an estimated increase of one percent yearly. Given the alarming numbers of sepsis patients and the subtle changes that may indicate sepsis it is clear that a nurse with constant contact with the patient has a responsibility to aid in the reduction of sepsis by recognizing potential sepsis. Care can then be coordinated and actions implemented aimed at promoting the prevention of this syndrome as well as improving the prognosis. Purpose and Research Questions: Sepsis is a condition that could potentially be prevented if a nurse was equipped with the knowledge and science in order to recognize and prevent its development, and addressing the condition appropriately upon the first signs of symptoms of sepsis.
Everyone else may have to wait quite a while before being seen. In fact, the average wait for emergency treatment nationwide is about two hours. Demand for ED visits is on the rise and EDs are becoming overcrowded largely due to reduced inpatient capacity and impaired patient flow. The Institute of Medicine reports that American ED visits grew more than twice as fast as population between 1993 and 2003, and that 60% of hospitals operated at or over capacity in 2001. Several factors likely contribute to the rise in ED use, such as the increase in elderly and chronically ill Americans, overworked or lack of primary care
Smoking is estimated to be the cause of approximately 7,000 deaths in Ireland each year, chiefly by illnesses such as lung cancer, heart disease, stroke and emphysema Department of Health and Children (2010). As a student nurse has a crucial part of the role is to promote smoking cessation to patients and offer support and advice. T Definition of Health promotion Health promotion is the process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve their health WHO (2009). This was introduced in by WHO in 1984 as a comprehensive new approach to bringing about social changes for improved health at the population level HSE (2010). It involves working with individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their knowledge and understanding of the factors affecting their health and preventing ill health.