01.01.01: The hospital maintains complete and accurate medical records for each individual patient. ID 8: The medical record contains information about the patient’s care, treatment, or services that promotes continuity of care among providers Joint commission RC. 01.04.01: The hospital audits its medical records. At this time, there is no significant protocol for correcting this problem. The current policy states the abbreviations are discouraged, but there is no protocol in place on how to monitor, educate, and correct such entries into patient’s medical charts.
Little work is done at TCH for orthopedic services, as the specialty groups are located to a competing facility. There are also several orthopedic groups interested in opening practices near the hospital. Several cardiology services around the hospital offer more sophisticated services than at TCH, drawing most
A1. Risk Factors After examining the community health needs there are many risk factors identified for the service line for oncology, orthopedic and cardiology services. Each service line and the risk factors associated will be discussed below. Oncology Currently Trinity Hospital has no oncology specialist that serve the hospital. They do have a group of eight oncologist and two radiation oncologist have expressed interest in an affiliation with the hospital.
Unit Nine: Case Studies Assignment Nicole McDonald Kaplan Univeristy HS 100-08 Scenario #1 Do you think Mindy dresses appropriately for the medical facility? Why or why not? I do not think that Mindy dresses appropriately for the medical facility because she has face piercings that a person who works in a medical facility should not have. She also has multicolored hair which is a big no-no in most businesses. At my work, you are only allowed to have one different color besides your natural hair color (whether it is your natural hair color or dyed hair color).
The expansion of 340B discounts, where oncology drug makers provided outpatient drugs at deep discounts to facilities that met their criteria, also faced lots of criticism since the facilities where to pass on the discounts to the patients but did not (Wang, Tao & Hamilton, n.d.). All facilities are recruiting additional physicians. With the shortage of oncologists and other specialists many cancer facilities are using non-physicians such as nurse practitioners or physicians assistants to treat patients. The patients rated their care with non-physicians at 92.5% satisfaction rate (Acheson, M.D., A., n.d.). b. Orthopedic
This community is located in Illinois and because of inclement weather there are several months of the year that walking outside is neither feasible nor safe. According to the American Heart Association (2011) walking as little as 30 minutes a day provides heart healthy benefits. One nursing intervention for this diagnosis would be educating the community of the importance of continued activity year round. Another nursing intervention would be providing the community with information of neighboring communities that offer indoor walking tracks for year round walking. One community health partnership that would benefit the residents of Palos Heights would be to partner with neighboring Crestwood offering the residents of Palos Heights’ access to their indoor walking arena free of charge.
The nursing shortage is not only dependent on the nurses themselves, but also the health system, the citizens, the education required to become a nurse as well as stereotypes brought up in today’s society. Immediate actions in the health system, population, education and stereotypes need to be taken now to prevent the nursing shortage from getting to a point where it can no longer be resolved. How it all began Beginning in the early to mid-1900’s, the nursing shortage did not arise as a serious issue until the early 2000’s. This issue is still ongoing to date and will not be resolved until there is a completely full supply of nurses available. Not to mention the fact that as the years pass, there will be an increase of required patient care as people are only growing older and sicker.
Lana Carter Surgery waiting lists in public hospitals is a global health issue, though not all countries report this as a major healthcare concern. With the undertaking of private health insurance in Australia, it is envisioned that this will alleviate the demand on the public surgical waiting times (Hanning.B, 2002, p. 64). Waiting for surgery can cause a great stress to the patient’s mental health, their quality of life and that of their families, ultimately limiting their independence. This issue is relevant in the lives of men and women, but with the effects of long waiting periods affecting them differently, as shown in a study by Bacharach-Lindström.M (2008). Historically this issue has plagued the public health care system in Australia, and continues to be a prevailing problem today.
This criteria was that the patient would be admitted into the medical intensive care unit and be intubated for more than 48 hours in order to be eligible. Ventilated patients would be considered a vulnerable population but there was no discussion of an informed consent for this particular study although it is normal protocol to have consent for treatment signed upon being admitted into the hospital which inadvertently
There are however various health care services in the United States designed to ensure that quality healthcare be given based on the patients’ illness and financial background. Though there are many healthcare agencies, two of these delivery systems will be addressed. Walk-in clinics are usually located in retail stores or pharmacies, designed to provide medical care to individuals who have non-life threatening and uncomplicated ailments. Most of the time, no appointment is needed allowing patients to come on a first come first serve basis, but the waiting may be long. At the same time walk-in clinics can be cost effective and affordable.