Nightingale is accredited with Joint Commission accreditation. Along with this accreditation comes the responsibility to comply with the standards that Joint Commission has detailed in their requirements. Joint Commission’s role is to assist healthcare organizations to measure, assess, and improve their performance. These standards concentrate on the facility’s safety, quality service, and patient care. Joint Commission has laid out a strategic and detailed set of expectations that hospitals and other healthcare organizations can use to ensure they are in compliance with health laws.
To make improvements, an organization needs to understand its own delivery system and key processes. A health care delivery system consists of resources, activities, and results; these key components are also called inputs, processes, and outputs/outcomes. Activities or processes within a health care organization contain two major components: 1) what is done (what care is provided), and 2) how it is done (when, where, and by whom care is delivered). Improvement can be achieved by addressing either component; however, the greatest impact for QI is when both are addressed at the same time (Services, 2011). The biggest area for quality improvement in the scenario will focus on improvement for the patient.
Difficulties that may arise when implementing anti-discriminatory practice and ways of overcoming the difficulties in health and social care In this unit so far I have looked at ways in which individuals should be treated in health and social care settings. I have also looked at legislation, policies and discrimination. In health and social care, it is important to be careful with what you say and do. This is so that you do not cause offence to anyone or discriminate against a certain individual or group of individuals. It is important to promote anti-discriminatory practice when working in health and/or social care settings however; when you are implementing this, there can be some difficulties.
1.1 Identify legislation relating to health and safety in a social care setting Legislation are put in place to protect people in work. Safe practice is important to the promotion of dignity in care. The Health and safety executive, Local authority trading standards and the care quality commission can all bring prosectuions against care providers who breach health and safety standards. The health and safety at work act 1974 covers a wide range of issues relating to the work place health, safety and welfare across different sectiors. Emoloyees have a general obligation under the act to take care of others a cooperate with employers' health and safety requirements.
Its reform policies focus around the fact that healthcare needs to patient centred. Indeed it could be suggested that inter-professional-team working has been developed as it is the key way in which to focus on the patients needs **** Firstly a definition will be offered for Inter-professional team working. It is apparent that Inter-professional team working is where professionals from different disciplines converge in order to provide the best services possible and improve client/service user care. Zwarenstein et al (2002 in Higgs et al 2004). It is also necessary to draw the distinction between Inter-professional team working and multi professional team working and to note the ambiguity in the definitions.
Nursing-sensitive indicators have taken the forefront of quality measures and the definition of how quality of nursing care is evaluated in hospitals and out-patient care settings. These indicators allow nurses and administrators to evaluate how the care they are providing is following evidence-based practices, and how they may improve their practices toward better patient outcomes. The American Nurses Association has made steps forward in promoting these indicators as the definitive standards for patient care and quality improvement. This paper will evaluate how nursing-sensitive indicators could have assisted the staff in taking care of a patient, Mr. J, how nursing-sensitive indicators can advance quality care practices, and evaluate the ethical considerations and solutions to the problems encountered in Mr. J’s care. In the care of the patient Mr. J, utilizing nursing-sensitive indicators could have greatly assisted the nurses and aids in identifying issues that may interfere with patient care and cause negative patient outcomes.
The second part or the domain of the accountability refers to what activity must be held accountable to the party. For example, competence, misconduct, legal, and ethical issues are domains to be held accountable for. The third part of accountability which is the procedures of accountability refers to the procedures both formal and informal. Accountability is important in every industry, however accountability is necessary in the health care industry to ensure the highest quality of care is given to patients. This paper will address why accountability is so important in the health care industry.
Comparative effectiveness research has proven itself to be an important component in health care for identifying the best and most cost-effective interventions and standardizing their use. “A Comparative Effectiveness Research System (CER System) is a mechanism for synthesizing research about different medical interventions and translating it into guidelines for or restrictions on the use of different types of therapies, in an attempt to maximize good outcomes for patients” (Jonas, 278). The main goal of the CER System is to maintain and standardize quality and of health care and control the costs. In the comparative effectiveness research system, researchers can compare the benefits and harms of treatments, procedures, medications, and many more aspects in healthcare to see which one is more effective in preventing, diagnosing, treating, or even monitoring patients conditions. Treatments and procedures can be very different depending on the situation, and the comparative effectiveness research system develops the most effective approach to every situation.
This paper will discuss the need for CDSS in the health sector particularly on clinical tasks. CDSS can provide support to clinicians at various stages in the care process, from preventive care through diagnosis and treatment to monitoring and follow-up. EFFECTIVENESS OF CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT SYSTEMS Diagnostic assistance Based on the patient’s data and the system’s knowledge base, CDSS can
1.2 Explain the main points of health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. In order for care services to be delivered the way the government intends, the department of health has to devise written statements about what should happen. These statements are written as policy documents, guidelines or pieces of legislation, Depending on whether the law need to change to accommodate the new ideas. An example of a policy statement from the government outlining their plans for the future is the NHS plan. This document provides a comprehensive framework for the development of smaller policies.