While studying the surgical patient tracer worksheet, one of the most serious deficiencies identified was the patient history and physical not being done within twenty-four hours of admission. In fact, the patient medical records were completed after more than seventy-two hours of patient admission. Documenting medical records in an appropriate time frame is an important standard in the joint commission accreditation process. The Joint Commission requires an accredited hospital to have written policies regarding timely documentation into medical records. Eighty percent of a patient’s diagnosis is done by the identification of their current and past medical histories.
Vulnerable Populations in Current Event Paper Myrtleen Campbell NUR/440 May 5, 2014, 2014 Instructor: Steadman McPeters Current Event Article on Vulnerable Populations Inhabitants that are helpless getting the appropriate health care is considered vulnerable people. People in the health care field especially nurses have occasion that they are in contact with some of these vulnerable groups, they are limited to individual case. Nurses need to understand the complete perspective of vulnerable people and have broader “social- political” awareness in order to have more voice in the identity of these vulnerable communities. This paper recognizes a recent study found in North Olmsted Advanstar Communications Inc. the article; “Plans take on risk with vulnerable people,” by Norm Ryan. The study will include: Definition of vulnerable people according to the study.
Evolution of Health Care Information Systems Erica L. Montgomery HCS/533 April 21, 2014 Kemuel Prince Introduction Describing how hospitals are paid, the pressures that hospitals are face with, the trends within hospitals pricing. Within the community and cites throughout the U.S. is the key to health care delivery organization. Hospitals are here when, have a chronic illness or give birth. Community memorial Hospitals respond to the health care face within the community, if the issues are syphilis, SARS, influenza, obesity, or anthrax. However, expenditure to hospitals intended for an inpatient report for just about 31% of complete health care expenditures within the U.S.
Abstract Central lines also known as central venous catheters are an integrated role in today’s health care. They provide the means of delivering the necessary lifesaving fluids, nutrition, blood products, medications, and means for hemodialysis access. But for this convenience comes great risks of bloodstream infections that are caused by the colonization of microorganisms from the external surface on and around the devices providing a pathway while inserted or in use. These types’ central line or catheter related associated bloodstream infections are often preventable. Yet thousands of people die each year or escalates billions of debt to the health care system in the U.S. annually to fight them.
(2009) Many children covered by the SCHIP program are from families with incomes that exceed the limit to receive Medicaid but are too low to afford private health insurance. Under this program the states receive federal funds to provide medical insurance and health care to children who are uninsured. It has been estimated that nearly seventy five percent of children are eligible for Medicaid or SCHIP but are not even enrolled (Mooney et al.,
Sometimes in most cases a particular family member is trained by nurses to provide hands on care, and to supervise the patient around the clock. Many patients in hospice have been discharge to either home or nursing home if the disease goes into remission meaning if the cancer(s) somehow have subsides. Hospice was not designed to end hope for the patient or their family but to make the expected/unexpected death as comfortable and peaceful as possible. Hospice is not only for the elderly and cancer patients but it is for the young, the chronically ill. Hospice has a huge impact on our health care system the life expectancy is increasing tremendously. This is statement released by a group of physicians who did a research study on hospice.
Many insurance plans cover only a limited number of doctors’ visits or hospital days, exposing families’ to unlimited financial liability. Over half of all personal bankruptcies today are caused by medical bills. Lack of affordable health care is compounded by serious flaws in our health care delivery system. About 100,000 Americans die from medical errors in hospitals every year. One-quarter of all medical spending goes to administrative and overhead costs, and reliance on antiquated paper-based record and information systems needlessly increases these costs.
According to the U.S. House of Representatives, majority of nursing homes do not have enough staff to meet the levels recommended by federal officials; the levels recommended are 3.45 nursing hours per patient daily. Senior’s usually lose their primary care physician, who is most familiar with the patient’s medical history and conditions, when they enter a nursing home. As a result of entering a new living environment, elders are given a doctor who has minimal knowledge when it comes to their medical history, and unfortunately physicians in nursing homes have an overload of patients and are constantly in a rush. Under federal law, physicians in nursing facilities are only required to see the resident once every thirty days for the first ninety days after a new patient is admitted to the nursing home. After the
Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness NUR 440 April 1, 2013 Vulnerable Population and Self-Awareness In today’s society there are different types and topics of vulnerable populations and the self-awareness that goes along with them. Vulnerable population is often found to be a person capable of being physically or emotional wounded, open to attack or damage, (Merriam-Webster, 2013). According to De Chesnay (2012), “Vulnerable populations are those at risk for poor physical, psychological, or social health. Anyone can be vulnerable at any given point in time as a result of life circumstances or response to illness or events” (p. 4). In order to give good effective health care, the provider needs to be aware of your own vulnerability.
Amber Henson ENC 1101-1 27 Nov. 2010 How the Healthcare Reform Will Effect Physical Therapy For many people today, the cost of health care for a serious injury is so expensive that people cannot afford to pay the costs from an average income, while health care in general has risen faster than overall inflation. In today’s society, many people obtain health benefits through the workplace. People over the age of sixty-five have government programs which help out with the coverage of medical expenses. Medicare and Medicaid are not being offered in many states to help pay for the cost of physical therapy since it is not a big demand unless it is a serious injury. The new health reform bill will affect physical therapy in many negative