This plan should include details that would identify what an emergency is, how it would be communicated to the staff, and what arrangements will be made for the facility. We are also in compliance with our Human Resources department. The Human resources department ensures that all staff members and workers at a hospital facility are competent to undertake the task their job description provides. They also handle the responsibilities and evaluate performances. Infection Prevention and Control department assigns a team that is responsible for developing a plan for infection prevention and control activities.
• • • • • • • First Aid at Work (FAW) Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) Activity First Aid Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation Medical Gases Paediatric First Aid* Emergency Paediatric First Aid* It deals with training, assessment, evidence and quality assurance under the following headings: • • Roles and responsibilities of those involved in the training, assessment and quality assurance processes Assessment and sources of evidence These principles must be applied in addition to the generic criteria and regulations that Ofqual/SQA/Welsh Government recognised Awarding Organisations/Bodies must meet for the delivery of regulated/accredited qualifications. Roles and Responsibilities of those involved in the Training, Assessment and Quality Assurance Processes This document details the requirements of Trainers and Assessors separately. It is accepted, however, that both roles may be performed by the same person, providing the qualifications and experience requirements for both roles are met. ACG
Key roles within the Public Health Incident Command System are the Incident Commander, Public Information Officer, Liaison Officer, Operations Section Chief, Planning Section Chief, Logistics Section Chief and Finance/Administration Section Chief and Public Health Group including the Community Health Nurse. The Incident Commander (IC) is responsible for directing and controlling resources (OSHA, n. d.). The IC is responsible for all aspects of the incident including briefing the team on the extent of the disaster, establishing an Incident Command Center, and making duty assignments by selecting positions based on the training and experience of the individuals that respond to the incident, establish priorities and set objectives for the incident (OSHA, n. d.). According to the University of Minnesota (UMN) (2012), the Public Information Officer (PIO) is responsible for ensuring that the public and public health staff are kept informed by providing a consistent message from the agency. The PIO must be able to communicate effectively and clearly, as well as have knowledge of principles of risk communications (UMN, 2012).
Quality Improvement Plan III - Managing and Improving Quality Aja Beckley HCS 588 December 2, 2013 Jennifer Culotta Quality Improvement Plan III - Managing and Improving Quality This paper will have discussion describing methodology researched, the pros and cons for each methodology chosen for performance improvement area, and the chosen methodologies for an organizational Quality Improvement plan for Memorial Hospital. Description of information technology application researched and how these applications may help improve the performance area chosen for the organizations within this paper. In addition, description of benchmarks and milestones involved in managing the use of the quality indicators, also a description of how the quality measures and performance are aligned to the organization’s mission, vision, and strategic plan. Methods and Information Technology for Quality Improvement Various methodologies exist for the integration of quality improvement strategies into performance improvement measures. With concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Quality Improvement (QI) introduced to health care organizations; administrators have had to decide which methodology is right for the organization.
From my practice to date, I would agree that this statement very much applies to Paramedics as clinical decision making is an integral part of their role today. Paramedics are responsible for the care of patients requiring emergency assistance in the out of hospital setting and they need to make many decisions during the course of an emergency call. The care that patients receive in the ’out of hospital’ setting is likely to have important repercussions on the clinical outcome and patient safety. Patient assessment and treatment can vary substantially from simple patient transfers to calls that require expedient decision making and action by paramedics. There are many factors that can influence outcome.
There are many incidents and emergencies that can occur in a health and social care setting regardless of how careful an organisation is and how many precautions they take.The health care setting I will be talking about is a hospital, and the priorities and responses that should take place when dealing with incidents and emergencies within it. Priorities are steps that need to be taken in the case of an emergency or incident that are considered more important over other plan of actions. A response is what action is taken after the emergency or incident in order to prevent it from recurring or minimising the risk and likelihood of it happening again. I will be discussing the three most important priorities and the response that follows in the case of a possible emergency or incident in a hospital. An emergency can be defined as a serious, unexpected, and often dangerous situation requiring immediate action.
Why the planning of activities within the medical office is important for the MAA. ANSWER: The planning of activities within the medical office is important for the MAA because, Medical Administrative Assistants perform errands which are interrelated to the healthcare industry and general administrative duties. These errands can include answering the phone, greeting the patients and visitors, ordering supplies, sorting mail, bookkeeping, or creating invoices. 3. How the concept of “empowerment” can make you more effective in your dealings with other colleagues in the medical office.
They usually work in a two person team, with the second member being an emergency care assistant or ambulance technician. However, they might work on their own, using a motorbike, emergency response car or even a bicycle to reach their patient (NHS careers,2012). Their expert knowledge and skills are vital in ensuring patients are provided with the best possible care in the pre-hospital and wider community setting. The role requires paramedics to have a broad knowledge in areas such as anatomy, physiology, illness, and disease, clinical assessment and treatment therapies, legal and ethical issues and communication and teamwork (Edgehill,2012). Therefore a paramedic must be well trained, and possess the special skills and characteristics for what is required to enter the profession, making sure they understand the positive and negative aspects of the profession and using any skills and experiences already gained to help with the transition into a new job role.
Steps in the Medical Billing Process Cris Lambdin HCR220 6/24/12 Natalie M. Cooper Steps in the Medical Billing Process The role of a medical billing specialist in any type of medical practice is of vital importance, the skill, knowledge (both billing and clinical), and ability at which that individual can perform their duties can make or break a medical facility. There are ten vitally important steps in the process of obtaining payment for services rendered within a medical facility, which begin with a patient scheduling a visit and continue as follows: * #1 ~ Preregister Patients * #2 ~ Establish Responsibility * #3 ~ Check Patient In * #4 ~ Check Patient Out * #5 ~ Review Coding Compliance * #6 ~ Check Billing Compliance * #7 ~ Prepare and Transmit Claims * #8 ~ Monitor Payer Adjudication * #9 ~ Generate Patient Statement * #10 ~ Follow Up Patient Payment and/or Collections Number one on the list is to pre-register the patient, a patient may call ahead to schedule an appointment or they may have a minor emergency requiring a visit, or it may be a new, or returning patient. After scheduling an appointment is the time to collect and record all personal, identifiable, and insurance information, or verify returning patient’s information, and eligibility(MedPro Solutions, 2012), (PPM Information Solutions, 2012) and Valerius, Bayes, Newby, & Seggern, 2008). Number two on the list is to establish financial responsibility, and the patient’s health care provider. There is information that must be confirmed for insured patients; covered services/procedures, the medical condition necessitating service/procedure.