* Verify that an order for the transfusion exists. * Conduct a thorough physical assessment of the patient (including vital signs) to help identify later changes. * Document your findings. Confirm that the patient has given informed consent. * Teach the patient about the procedures associated risks and benefits, what to expect during the transfusion, signs and symptoms of a reaction, and when and how to call for assistance.
Objective, Structured, Clinical, Examination. I had also had paramedic training that proved to be of vital importance during this period of assessment (Oelofsen, 2012, pp. 22-24). To effectively diagnose the right type of ankle injury that the patient was suffering from, I had to combine the use of the paramedic training that I had had, and my knowledge on the ankle anatomy for diagnostic purposes (evidence 2, 3 &4). Using the look, feel, and move method, I was able to know
The main purpose of the position statement is to let the athletic trainer know the correct procedures in case an emergency was to happen. A position statement is a statement in which that states the importance of emergencies such as the correct way to exit an building if something was to happen, professional needs, legal needs, personnel, equipment, communication, transportation, venue location, emergency care facilities, and documentation. Every school that has athletes should have a position statement that should be handed to the athletic trainer. It’s required by the NATA (National Athletic Trainers’ Association). The professional need for emergency plans is required by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association).
Duties and Responsibilities for being an ultrasound technician are very interesting but also demanding. For example, preparing patients for procedures by taking a patients history and answering any questions about the procedure. Record findings and also keep track of patient’s records. Also have to apply a gel to aid the sound waves’ ability to show the inside of the body. Recognizing the difference between normal and abnormal Images.
The inpatient coder ensures that the data entered is relevant, indicating the reason that the patient was admitted, which involves the kind of illness and a breakdown of the treatment that was given (Henderson.) The inpatient coder uses the current version of ICD-CM classification for the most appropriate DRG assignment for assigning codes to diagnoses and procedures. They have to be able to determine the correct diagnosis and secondary diagnosis, identifying and assigning co-morbidities and complications and principle procedure codes. The inpatient coder is also responsible for selecting the proper DRG and Discharge Disposition Code. The impatient coder sends the documentation to HIM Operations for follow-up when Physicians documentation is not clear or straight forward.
Health assessment is the orderly collection of information concerning the patient’s and client health status and also is the first step of nursing process. The overall purpose of health assessment is to identify variations from the normal state. The information will become a part of patient database. The health assessment database consists of the both subjective and objective information which alerts nurse to areas to be focused on during examination and support the subjective information given by client during the interview. Health assessment is an evaluation of the health status of an individual by performing a physical examination after obtaining a health history.
Medical Assisting 1st and 2nd hours 23 April 2013 Job Shadowing Physical Therapist The primary function of a physical therapist is to evaluate and treat people who have “functional limitations" that affect their daily living. For example, people who have pain, weakness, lack of flexibility, decreased balance, etc. A physical therapist evaluates the neuromuscular skeletal system to look for reasons why these things may be happening and provides a "physical therapy diagnosis" and recommends and implements treatments. These treatments may include "gait training" (showing someone how to walk, etc), balance training, manual techniques, exercises, education, stretching, massage and/or modalities. The person I job shadowed was Randy Makam.
There are countless types of physical disabilities that patients have like a countless number of injuries and medical problems. However it is a very essential part of a patient’s total health care and when they interprets a physician’s orders wrong it can lead to legal and ethical issues. Ethical Codes for Physical Therapists During this period of time a physical therapist needs to look at their practice from an ethical point of view and by doing this it will protect the rights of their patient’s, maintain their integrity as a trained professional, and uplift the ethics of physical therapy as an occupation. The team of physical therapists has ethical codes that provide guidelines for demonstrating their professional behavior. All members of the physical therapist team are responsible for demonstrating ethical behavior at all times.
gowns, masks, gloves etc. it is also the responsibility that there is someone that is available to get information for staff regarding the prevention and control of infection. The employer is responsible for making sure that patients can access infection and prevention control information via posters, leaflets etc. The employer must also provide staff training and policies which must be adhered to. 2.
Shirazi (2012) defines allopathic medicine as the “practice of conventional medicine that uses pharmacologically active agents or physical interventions (like surgery) to treat or suppress symptoms or pathophysiologic processes of disease” (Definitions, para. 1). An example of the allopathic approach can be simplified into a patient’s visit to their primary care provider for knee pain. The patient is asked a series of questions regarding their symptoms. The provider will then address that specific knee pain issue and then treat accordingly, whether it is a prescription to alleviate the pain or recommending a series of exercises to mobilize the joint.