The CCS is a credential a step above a CCA and the RHIA is the level above a RHIT. Completing these additional credentials shows a commitment to staying current in your chosen career. Conclusion Even though a health informatics position does not include direct patient care, it is still essential to the care of a patient. Earning your degrees in information systems and healthcare administration will give the foundation needed to excel. Going beyond traditional education and receiving national credentials will set a person apart from their fellow workers and almost guarantee the choice of job placement.
This will affect his activities of daily living (ADL’s) therefore making it more difficult for him to care for himself without some type of assistance. The second most pressing health concern is his newly diagnosed non-insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (NIDDM). While he has been undiagnosed and living with this condition for probably some time, the disease can impact his life in a variety of ways if his blood sugar is not monitored carefully and controlled. He is already noted to be over-weight; so in addition to blood sugar checks, he must change his regular diet and also be compliant with his newly prescribed medications. Because Mr. Trosack is male and elderly he may be at higher risk of complications from NIDDM.
Conversely, there are challenges to be faced in delaying parenthood such as loss of energy, the age gap, and the stigma of societal perceptions (Tips for Parents, n.d.). Nonetheless, working with this age group as they face the challenges and blessings of becoming parents will be an interesting journey. Becoming Parents in Middle Adulthood: It’s about Time! When is it the best time to become a parent? With the advancements the medical realm, individuals are healthier and living longer (Wilmoth, 1998).
The performance of a portal concentrate on administrative data exchange like appointment request or reminders provides an increase in office productivity and staff workflow. Technology has come a long way especially in the health care field. Utilizing electronic health record patient portals has a genuine influence on reducing the cost of health care while allowing patients to become more involved in their overall health. (physiciansehr.org) EHR
It’s important to observe mental status changes and functional status changes, this can determine how well the patient can take care of themselves and deal with their health promotion on their own. Altered cognition is not a normal part of aging and the nurse may need to pay close attention to the possibilities of the onset of dementia. Activities of daily living include everything we do during our normal day to properly take care of ourselves and as we get older these tasks may become more difficult. Nurses need to assess how well a patient can see or hear, vision and hearing loss can be quite debilitating to performing ADL’s and it’s the nurses job to make sure our patient is in a safe environment and that they have proper vision/hearing care with proper strength prescriptions for their glasses or hearing assessments. It is very important to remember that hearing and vision loss is normal with aging and that when we perform our assessments we should talk slowly and annunciate clearly so the patient can understand any direction or education that is given (GCU, 2012).
In order to solve the anti aging mystery, it's important to first understand the aging process. As people live fuller and longer lives, they are becoming increasingly aware of this natural phenomenon. The external signs of aging are all obvious, from the simplest fine wrinkle lines to “bags” under the eyes to the crippling severe contractures that disable and prevent independent ambulation (Allen, 2010). Awareness of aging comes from all around us, in the media, medical breakthroughs and advances in skin care and plastic surgery as well. Aging is the byproduct of the bodies’ decreasing ability to quickly and efficiently repair and maintain itself.
HLT 308V Week 4 DQ 2 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS), and The Joint Commission (TJC) have identified the necessity for health care organizations to have a risk management program to address infection control. Detail three measures that your health care organization (or any health care organization) needs to address in the delivery of safe health care services. (Example: Placing hand washing devices at all of the public entrances of the health care facility). Support your response with two peer-reviewed references. HLT 308V Week 5 DQ 1 Health care organizations are facing many challenges from various regulatory and government agencies.
With advances in medicine, Boomers can expect to live well into their seventies and eighties. This leaves many Boomers with the fear that they might not be able to remain self-sufficient. According to Joseph F. Coughlin’s article Technology Needs of Aging Boomers, “…introduction of a new generation of appliances, air filtration systems, health monitors, and related devices could make the home a viable alternative to long-term care for many older adults” (p. 57). Coughlin also argues that with aging comes the fear of lacking the ability to communicate which, leads to isolation. In today’s world, Boomers do not need to have this fear that their elders had because the use of email, cell phones, video-conferencing, and other means of electronic communication are frequent among the Boomers.
Age In Place: Advantages and Challenges Introduction As people age, they will experience several changes: reduced vision, decreased mobility, reduced mental processing capabilities, increased risk of falls due to balance, and increased risk of illness (Hager, n.d.). People’s quality of lives and independence will be impacted by these changes. Therefore, research has focused on how to age without losing independence and quality of lives has been asked by a lot of people. Aging in place is defined as “the ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, n.d.). According to the definition, aging in place does not only describe that a person can live in a residence of his/her choice, but also the person are able to have services or support they might need as their needs change over time as well as to maintain their quality of life.
Encouraging senior communities can be beneficial to not only the senior but the seniors loved ones as well. Senior living communities can provide peace of mind to relatives concerned about the senior’s well-being. Senior Living Communities are places where the aging population can live to make life easier and more fulfilling. As a person ages their needs and abilities may change in a way that they require more assistance than was needed in earlier life. Reasons that a senior citizen may be encouraged to live in a senior specific community can vary from cost efficiency to medical necessity.