Determine three patient safety issues that are being addressed by your health care organization. Identify the actions the organization is taking or identify three issues that you think need to be addressed by health care organizations. Make suggestion for actions to be taken. Support your responses with two peer-reviewed references. 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.
C) It is a fatal disorder unless renal replacement therapy is received. CORRECT CKD is fatal unless some form of renal replacement therapy (dialysis or organ transplant) is done, whereas acute renal failure has a good prognosis for the return of kidney function if appropriate supportive care is provided during the acute period. D) There are frequent exacerbations since half of all nephrons are damaged. INCORRECT Half of all nephrons are often damaged in acute renal failure. In CKD, about 90% of nephrons are typically involved.
Causes or Mechanism of Injury: This should thoroughly explain how the injury is sustained. Be sure to include all causes of the injury. 3. Signs and Symptoms: This should explain how the injury is evaluated as well as the signs and symptoms associated or expected with your injury. Be sure to elaborate on what would be considered normal and abnormal (thus requiring further medical attention).
Stage 3 - The sore worsens and extends beneath the skin surface, forming a small crater. There maybe no pain at this stage due to nerve damage. The risk of tissue death and infection are high. Stage 4 - pressure sores progress with extensive damage to deeper tissues (muscles, tendons and bones) serious complications such as osteomyeltis (infection of the bone) or sepis (infection carried through the blood can occur) 2) Identify pressure sites of the body. Common places where pressure sores are likely too develop are, back of head and ears, elbows, lower back and sacrum area, shoulders, hips, heels and inner knees.. 3) Identify factors which might put on individual at risk of skin breakdown and pressure sores.
1. The patient is a 31-year old Caucasian male who has been admitted several times for cyclic vomiting syndrome. The patient was diagnosed when he was a child, he was in remission from 15 years old to the middle 20s when the problem started again. The patient is on disability secondary to cyclic vomiting syndrome. Last year, the patient was hospitalized more than 4 months total for the problem.
The trauma of surgery followed by probable skin grafting can be devastating also. After going through the various stages of healing, prognosis can be varied. Full use of the limb to limited use are some of the obstacles that the patient will have to overcome. Once a patient is discharged
Hospitals must also submit reports of injury and death to patients that result from infections that were acquired while staying in the hospital (2009 Hospital National Patient Safety Goals, 2008). Conferring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, annually, more than a million people suffer from an infection acquired while receiving services in a health care organization. By following the hand hygiene guidelines provided by the World Health Organization or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prevalence of infectious diseases passed from staff to residents will be significantly reduced (National Patient Safety Goals effective January 1, 2012). This results as a consequence of patient safety. Evidence-based practice solutions include health care
Disability Adjusted Life Year (DALY) A measure of burden of disease, one DALY equals one year of healthy life lost due to premature death and time lived with illness, disease or injury. Emergency aid The rapid assistance given to people or countries in immediate distress to relieve suffering, during and after man-made emergencies such as wars and natural disasters such as flood, tsunami or earthquake. The term emergency aid can also be called ‘humanitarian aid’. Food
The tear however does cause pain, swelling, decreased ROM, and some instability. It takes the longest to heal typically six to nine months depending on the severity. Treatment requires surgery where there is a reconstruction of the ACL in which the patellar tendon is used to recreate a new ACL and the meniscus tear is removed. Even after surgery many of the patients still have to undergo weeks of physical therapy and use a knee brace to stabilize and reduce pain. It will take about a year
Case Study on Stroke Name: Institution: Case Study on Stroke Introduction Stroke, otherwise known as cerebrovascular accident, refers to a group of health conditions that occur as neurologic deficits caused by an abrupt interruption of cerebral blood flow. Put differently, a stroke results from a sudden decrease in the blood flow to the brain. An acute stroke is a term used in describing the initial twenty-four hours following a stroke event. Ischemic strokes, which results from embolisms or thrombosis, constitutes the vast majority of stroke cases (87 percent) while the remaining thirteen percent are hemorrhagic (resulting from aneurysm or the rupture of a blood vessel) (Yew & Cheng, 2009, p. 33). An ischemic stroke is usually characterized by a reduction or obstruction of blood supply to the brain due to blocked blood vessels caused by atherosclerosis or a blood clot.