It is thought that more than two-thirds or about 70% of these adverse events are preventable that is why patient safety has become increasingly important in Health Care. In relation to adverse events that occur in hospital setting, medical error plays a distressing role in patient safety as it gets in the way of the quality of care. Kohn L. et al (2000) states that health care is not as safe as it should be due to the fact that sizeable body of evidence points to medical errors as leading cause of death and injury. Milligan F. et al (2005) states that such incidents can have physical and psychological effect not only to the patient, but to families, friends
We can imagine the effect it would have on us if we could not perform ur usual hygiene routine. We would start every day feeling dirty and unprepared. In elderly people, this can lead to agitation, frustration and depression. If we are caring for an elderly person, it is very important that we establish their daily personal hygiene routine to avoid these problems. Good personal hygiene routines for the elderly can also be useful in diagnosing abnormalities in physical health.
Quality Management in Healthcare The article I chose to summarize is healthcare associated infections (HAIs) which occurred during a hospital stay. These HAIs are a worldwide problem and is linked to the quality of care the patient receives from his or hers healthcare staff. HAIs are extremely dangerous; this is because they are typically caused by multi-resistant microorganisms whose line of action and therapeutic terms may be exhausted. The exhaustion of care is due to the overuse of antibiotics, environmental conditions, or the microorganism has evolved. (Baylina, 2011).
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down The barrier of communication that results from cultural collusion is one of the most commonly-seen obstructions in providing timely and appropriate medical care for the patients. The cost is doubtless immense not only to the health of the patients themselves but also to the professional ethics of the hospital staff involved if delay or mistreatment occurs due to cultural difference. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to understand the difference between cultures so as to ensure quality medical treatments to all patients and ,in some extreme cases, prevent treatable illnesses from becoming life-threatening ones. The book" The Spirit Catches You and You Fall down " vividly illustrates the difficulties, brought about by cross-cultural misunderstanding, in providing medical treatment to a child from Laos, Lia, who is diagnosed with epilepsy, who, unfortunately, belongs to a religion that asserts epileptic attacks are perceived as evidence of the epileptic's ability to enter and journey momentarily into the spirit realm------hence the title "The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down". In chapter 3 of the book, it reveals that Lia began having epileptic seizures when she was about 3 months old.
Neglecting the safety and infection control can cause major problems in a healthcare facility so it is key that you go about the proper procedures and routine to keep everything safe and clean. Negligence is very important in the health field. As written many things can go wrong if negligence is not stressed and that is when professional liability falls into place. The phlebotomist has a professional liability, as do all other healthcare professionals. Professional liability is being legally responsible for actions, and ensuring "the standard of care" is followed (Finnegan, 2013).
NVQ LEVEL 3 UNIT 19: The principles of infection prevention and Control Learning Outcomes and assessment criteria (question and answer) 1. Understand roles and responsibilities in the prevention and control of infections 1.1 Explain employees’ roles and responsibilities in relation to the prevention and control of infection Answer: Control of infection is very important specially on a care homes because I as a healthcare service provider is working on vulnerable adults or old people, it is important because older people are more prone to infection due to decrease in their immune system, which means their immune system is weakly functioning and because of that they are prone to different types of illnesses and diseases. I as a key people is responsible for their health and protect them from any harm, we could prevent the spread of infection by doing the proper infection control guidelines such as wearing our Personal Protective Equipment ( PPE) and dispose it in a proper yellow bag, keeping all the toiletries away from the service users. Because some of the service users have dementia, They don’t know what they are doing, service users might tend to eat nor drink the toiletries within reach like bar of soap , shower gel and shampoo. Cleaning agents such as bleach, dish washing soaps, hand sanitizers and handwash in a proper COSHH cupboard located next to the toilet along the hallway of the nursing hiome.
The patient’s death was particularly difficult for the ER staff to digest as they viewed their actions as an attempt to expedite care with uncomplicated dismissal. It was decided that a Plan-Do-Study-Act approach would be the most effective process improvement plan. The staff was amenable in part due to the fact that the patient’s death affected them emotionally and many verbalized they wanted to do everything possible to ensure this did not happen again. Plan – Applicable policies in this scenario will be reviewed and updated. These policies contain staffing, chain of command, procedural, delegation of duties, Code Blue and Rapid Response, triage and Biomedical facets.
Having carers with insufficient training in charge of the care of patients, some of whom may have complex cases, may very well be life threatening. This lack of compulsory or consistent training teemed with an abundance of job titles can confuse patients who may assume that they are always being treated by nurses means that healthcare assistants are today doing tasks that used to be the sole preserve of doctors and nurses. A minimum standard of training will ensure that healthcare assistants are no longer carrying out procedures that they are not qualified to do and will make clear that the ultimate
If you are a doctor though, it may be a constant worry. Doctors being sued for wrong reasons and lowering their standards by practicing “defensive medicine” is a problem laws and reform are trying to solve. Although, many doctors will say that the patients are the problem, most everyone else would say that it is all of the above that is costing us time, money, and our quality of life. How then do we battle this problem and come to a solution everyone can agree with? Maybe people should first be sure they are suing for a good reason, if not, then save everyone the hassle and just go
It is really damaging and unpleasant to us, and for the environment where we live and work in. Envy is connected to a lot of diseases, mainly because of stress and anger it causes. It is keen to control them. Beth Holloway from Rochester Medical Center brings some steps that could help us to somehow manage this emotion. She says that we should focus on things we did wrong and think about how can we improve ourselves to be better than people we envy(Holloway).