* Equipment- Medical devices are suitable for use with infants, children and young people and are appropriate for setting where they are to be used. (Ex. Hospital, community or home) * Knowledge of Clients’ Range- A patient’s usual values may differ from the acceptable range for that age or physical state. A patient’s usual values serve as a baseline for comparison with later findings; thus you detect changes in condition over time. * Knowledge of Clients’ history and Clients’ Status- To learn the patients’ past medical history and overall health status and the use of vital signs to validate the clients’ condition.
Factors such as age, gender, race, and educational background can affect the way one must communicate with another. The words used, the nonverbal gestures, such as eye contact or touch, and even one’s tone of voice can affect how a patient perceives the information that the nurse is providing. According to Williams, “Healthcare communication involves an effective line of communication between medical professionals, clients and the patient. An essential component of patient healthcare providers’ communication is the ability to provide information that can improve patient understanding. Effective communication between patients and healthcare providers is a critical element to quality healthcare” (Healthcare Communication).
Nurses are face with ethical dilemmas on a daily basic therefore, must examine their own personal and professional values and morals in order to maintain a caring and compassionate relationship with their patients. When complex ethical issues involving health care arise, the Ethics Committee may be needed for additional resources to aid the patient and family. The Ethics Committee is made up of multidisciplinary groups drawn from the institution and the local community. It is important for nurses to know how to deal with ethical decisions so that patient rights and values are honored without compromising their own moral values. Nurses should respect
Structure is measured by the staff: amount, skill-level, and education or certification. Process indicators measure the facets of nursing care, such as assessment and intervention. Outcome indicators refer to patient outcomes that are affected by nursing care and are considered nursing-sensitive if directly affected by the quantity or quality of the nursing care (ANA, 2013). Through understanding of nursing-sensitive indicators and integration into daily practice, the staff caring for Mr. J could have been more aware of potential issues that interfere with patient care. Knowledge of the increased risk for pressure ulcers and the need for frequent turning and off-loading of pressure points could have allowed the staff to prevent the one forming along Mr. J’s spine.
I will also discuss how open communication among the high performance team, and healthcare organization can reduce risks of errors. A high-performance team are constructed of members who exhibit the characteristics needed for proper analysis and constructive teamwork. All team members must display competence, efficiency, knowledge, and education on the matter at hand. This is of vital importance because the slightest misjudgment could lead to inaccurate analysis. The team constructed for this incident will consist of the Head Registered Nurse, Department Head of Orthopedics, and an administrative assistant.
This assignment will focus on development and awareness of the legal, ethical and professional issues associated with accountability in health care. The theme identified is record keeping. According to NMC, (2009), ‘record keeping is essential part of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health professionals’ practice and is necessary to the provision of safe and effective care. Records include anything that makes reference to the care of patient and any record can be called as evidence. NMC, (2009), states that, ‘ good record keeping helps to improve accountability and shows how decisions related to patient care were made’ and the courts of law approach to record keeping tends to be that, “if it is not recorded, it has not been done”.
The use of coding schemes (such as ICD-9) allows for consistency in documentation between different healthcare providers. This allows for more efficient communication of a patient’s condition between different platforms within the healthcare system. Information gathered from coding systems is used for several purposes, such as determining reimbursement for services, statistical research and cost-benefit analyses, just to name a few possibilities. Part A1: Addressing the Challenges The health information management (HIM) supervisor in this scenario has been put in charge of assisting in the transition brought upon by the acquisition of a new clinic by the parent hospital. She must determine the most effective way to provide appropriate staffing for both sites, while possibly having to eliminate one of the coding positions to accommodate the change.
Assessment The assessment portion of the nursing process is a way to gather as much information about the patient as possible. The assessment includes a physical examination and collecting the patient’s vital signs such as temperature, pulse, respiration, oxygen saturation levels, blood pressure, and pain level. The purpose of the assessment is to establish the patient’s baseline health levels so there will be a database to refer to. A patient interview is also included in the assessment portion of the nursing process. The interview will help the nurse gather information about the patient that may be helpful in a diagnosis.
Discuss the importance of dignity, autonomy and respect in the pursuit of person-centred nursing care. Throughout this assignment the importance of patient care will be discussed, and will be particularly focusing on dignity, autonomy and respect in the pursuit of person-centred nursing care. The assignment will also look at other aspects of care such as ethics, communication, health and wellness and reflection as these are important contributing factors in how nurse’s achieve person-centred care. The Royal College of Nursing suggests person-centred care involves treating all patients equally and of worth, with respect and ensuring they are active in decision-making about their care (Royal College of Nursing 2009). Dignity is an important part of achieving person-centred care as, stated above by the RCN, patients need to feel like they are being listened to and made to feel like any decisions regarding their care are their choice.
What are the princicples underpinning ‘Duty of Care” and the associated legal requirements? Duty of care requires everything reasonably practicable to be done to protect the health and saftely of others at the workplace. A nurse has a duty of care to prevent harm to a patient he/she is nursing. The amount of care the nurse is required to take to ensure no harm to the patient by his/her actions or omissions depends on a number of factors. Factors may include - -The magnitude of the potential harm -The extent to which it was foreseeable -How much you could objectively be expected to take care to prevent the harm.