Rtt1 Task 1 Organizational and Leadership Wgu

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RTT1 Task 1 Carmen Miranda-Maze Western Governors University RTT1 TASK 1 In this scenario several hospital employees provide care for a 72 year-old male retired rabbi patient. The patient was admitted with a broken hip, he is restrained and during his stay he was given the wrong meal tray. Nursing-sensitive indicators such as pressure ulcers and patient satisfaction will be addressed. These indicators can be addressed and measured by the hospital through collecting data pertaining to pressure ulcer prevention and Press Ganey scores for patient satisfaction. The ethical issue of the wrong food tray will be addressed by using the appropriate referrals and resources. Nursing-Sensitive Indicators A CNA is called into the patients’ room to assist the patient to the bathroom, when the patient’s daughter notices and points out a red, depressed area over the patient’s lower spine and the CNA tells the daughter that the red area should go away on its own. The nursing sensitive indicator of pressure ulcer should be used in this case. The CNA needs to be educated in identifying what the preventative steps for avoiding pressure ulcers are by using the Braden Scale which should of been implemented upon this patient being admitted (Fosco, 2012). When the scale is used it can trigger the appropriate interventions before a pressure ulcer forms or gets worse, for example the CNA can pass on to other care team members if this pressure ulcer was prior to admission or formed during the patients hospital stay (Fosco, 2012). Educating all first line care team staff members of the Braden Scale is important because care team members can communicate with each other and initiate the appropriate interventions to help avoid pressure ulcers or any further damage to the patient (Stotts & Gunningberg, 2007). Some possible examples of

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