Errors could cause for a claim to be denied by the payer, or not paid in full. It could also cause issues within the patients’ records for medical history, as well as potential legal issues. Following a compliance plan can affect the physician’s ability to know what previous treatments worked for a patient or what referrals were made to a specialist. Compliance plans relate to the medical billing process in many steps. From the time the patient gives their insurance information all the way through the billing process.
Usually a medication is a substance used in the prevention of health alteration of the people who need to take this one. The nurse’s action in her work has the important role of administration and should be responsible for this process. Of course to safe and accurately administer medications as a nurse is important to avoid medication errors. An error can happen at any step but an error medication cause patient harm with legal consequence, for that reason I was analyzing how the processes of medication error in facilities occur and I determine simple rules to help myself to avoid mistake with medication. For me the most important steps are: preparing medications for only one patient at a time, second to double check all doses and third involve the patient when administering medications.
EDI LEVEL2 CERTIFICATE IN UNDERSTANDING THE SAFE HANDLING OF MEDICINES CU1787 Understanding the requirements of the safe Administration of Medication SECTION 1 Activity 1 | Able to do | Unable to do | 1) Supporting an individual to take medication. | Prompt, support and administer. Persuade and explain the importance of taking their medication. Understanding they have a choice. | To force an individual to take their medication | 2) Administer Medicines | To administer medication types, pill, liquid, patches, creams, eye and ear drops and agreed homely remedies | Administer suppositories | 3} Use specialist techniques to administer medicines | PEG feed | Rectal administration | Activity 2 The individual who takes the medication1) The way they prefer to take it2) They tell you if they require their PRN | Why is it important to follow these instructions?It is their personal choice and it gives them their rights to choose.The individual is best to tell you whether they are in pain or need their PRN medication or not and have a choice.
However, there are some solutions to prevent prescription drug abuse. One solution to prevent prescription drug abuse is some physicians electronically send a patient’s prescription to the patient’s preferred pharmacy. A physician electronically sending a patient’s prescription to a preferred pharmacy prevents the patient from altering and forging hand-written prescriptions. Another solution to prevent prescription drug abuse is an electronic data monitoring system. The electronic data monitoring system helps to detect and prevent prescription drug abuse by monitoring patient’s prescriptions.
2. Which assessment takes priority while the nurse provides oral care?A) Assess the sides of the oral cavity for any open sores. Feedback: INCORRECT Considering the client’s recent history of nausea and vomiting, another assessment takes priority at this time. B) Observe for excessive dryness of the mucus membranes. Feedback: CORRECT Because the client has a recent
Non-compliance with medication is often due to adverse effects however involving the clients in the recognition and management of them can help to overcome this. The author has chosen to set up a clinic with the primary focus is to monitor and assess for any/all side effects which are commonly attributed to antipsychotic medication use. The clinic will also be used as a platform to encourage and promote healthy life styles, offer education regarding the illness and management of side effects and a great emphasis will also be placed upon encouragement of concordance with prescribed medication. Regular assessment and monitoring of medicines is essential to ensure optimal treatment for clients. Consideration of both the positive and negative effects of medication and the consequences of these on the clients is essential.
The incident was then witnessed by a more senior nurse who then administered the medication correctly. This incident outlines several issues concerning legal and professional accountability. According to Dimond (2011) ‘Accountability’ is defined as how far a person can be held in law to account for their actions. This seems an appropriate definition to give because a person who has to answer to the law then has a vital responsibility. Griffith & Tengnah (2008) however points out a distinct difference between ‘accountability’ and ‘responsibility’.
The associate degree nurse may assess the patient for injury post seizure and proceed to administer the PRN seizure medication as ordered while the BSN nurse may assess the patient further, review BM records, contact the neurologist to obtain an order to check anticonvulsant blood drug levels, and rule out any other factors that may cause seizure activity in a patient that has a history of seizure activity but has been seizure free for years. In direct patient care situations, BSN-degree nurses often refer to evidenced based practice in forming decisions, where as an ADN-degree nurse will refer to the critical thinking skills and leave out evidence based practice. The bachelors-degree nurse and the associtaes-degree nurse are expected to initiate care and perform their tasks as leaders in advocating nursing as a profession (Poster,
This helps reduce the chances of providing unnecessary treatments or tests on a patient, and helps in diagnosis of a patient. You will also find encounter notes that are filled out by the physician, nurses and/or medical provider. These notes on this form help the physician, nurses, and medical providers to keep up to date on the last treatments, visits, and medications that were previously received. In these records you will also find consent and directives forms. These forms are for the patient to sign stating they acknowledge their rights under HIPPA and the Medicare acts.
A patient in an outpatient surgery facility may present different issues than a person in a nursing home. Advocacy for a patient in an addiction treatment center may be quite distinct from a home-care patient needing medication supervision. Patient Rights and Desires 4. A nurses learns about patient rights during her training. She needs to accept her patient's rights in order to be an effective advocate.