Assignment 204 – Task B Research and account. I am basing my research and account on two reports. My choices are: Winterborne View Care Home, Bristol and Hillcroft Care Home, Lancashire Winterborne View Care Home, Bristol - Research Hundreds of cases of violent abuse were ignored by authorities. Learning disability sufferers complained that they were being beaten, kicked, slapped, taunted and needlessly restrained by staff at Winterbourne View Care home Residents within the Winterborne View Care home had been taken into A&E over 76 times in 3 years, in which medics were not alerted to contact authorities. A serious case review found that patients and families complaints were wrongly ignored by care firm Castlebeck, health watchdogs, the NHS, the police and South Gloucestershire council.
Everyone makes mistakes in their life; it is a human nature to make mistakes, however, mistake that cause harm to others could be considered negligence. There are so many cases that arise every year related to nurse’s negligence that either took patient’s life or patient and family had to suffer because of nurse’s negligence and malpractice. In this research paper, I will discuss three legal nurses negligence cases from Board of nursing adjudicated in year 2011.These cases are related to gross negligence. I will relate these cases with National patient safety goal with the year, when actual negligence occurred and how each situation could have been prevented and what nurse should have done to prevent the negligence related to patient safety. First, I will start with case No.
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
Facility administrators need to establish a balance between providing a safe environment, while at the same time providing each resident with opportunities for choice, control, and individuality (Kane & Kane, 2001). The staffing levels of professional nurses in a nursing home are not as high as that of a hospital; however, nursing homes have registered nurses on duty that perform assessments, administer medications, perform treatments, and interact with families and physicians, to name some of their many responsibilities. Nursing home residents often become ill. In 1997, there were 1,465,000 nursing home residents and 2.1 million elderly nursing home discharges due to hospitalization and death in the United States (Gabrel, 2000). When a resident is observed to have a condition change, the nurse performs an assessment and makes a decision whether or not to notify the physician and the resident’s family or guardian.
Background Stress in nursing is problematic as it affects the quality of patient’s care and, the impact of nurse’s burnout could be serious. A review from Griffiths and Mimura (2003) presented several researches on strategies, like, education, role playing, nursing method...; it claimed cognitive strategy was the effective one among the others on approaching stress in nursing. In fact, the data could not possibility reflect such result. The source of invalidation could be unveiled from Griffiths and Mimura (2003) cited Crockett and Lee (1994), the research of cognitive techniques study only conducted for two weeks of 12 hours in total. Despite the conclusion was rated as effective or, the result of the statistical test was scored as significant; within this brief timing, the effectiveness or accuracy is questionable.
1.1 Analyse the differences between the concept of safeguarding and the concept of protection in relation to vulnerable adults Under the Health and Social Care Act (2008), abuse is defined as: “Single or repeated act or lack of appropriate action occurring within any relationship where there is an expectation of trust which causes harm or distress including physical, emotional, verbal, financial, sexual, racial abuse, neglect and abuse through misapplication of drugs.” Abuse can happen to anyone, anywhere, at any time. However, it is so alarming that more and more elderly people suffer from abuse on a daily basis. Many elderly adults are being abused in their own homes and even in care facilities such as nursing homes responsible for their care. How can elderly groups be vulnerable to abuse and/or harm to self and others? And how do care services providers that are supposed to deliver utmost care and support become one of the major contributing factors of abuse.
Introducing the “Care for memories initiative” Amongst thousands of conditions that can affect the human body, neurological dysfunctions are highly devastating for families because they can affect someone’s ability to complete basic daily functions on their own. Some of these disorders can affect the older adult or appear as an effect of aging. Others may strike early on in life. Whatever the case, people affected by these conditions will most likely require partial or complete care which will most likely be provided by an immediate family member who’s life will be greatly affected by this unexpected occurrence. For instance, people usually associate dementia with old age but in recent years it has been shown that adults, as young as 50 have
With registries individuals have been discovered to have abused an adult or elder during a background check for job inquiries. When this type of information surfaces it is crucial to disclose it to protect further victims of abuse. Also stated, “Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have a National Background Check Program. The program's purpose is to identify efficient, effective, and economical procedures for conducting background checks on all prospective direct patient access employees of long-term care facilities and providers”. What is ageism?
Patient Falls: Relationship with Hospital Magnet Status and Nursing Unit Staffing Introduction Fall of patients in any facility is a proven issue and a complicated problem. Fall causes pain and suffering for the patients and increases the length of hospital stay and health care cost. In this particular research, the association among hospitals Magnet® status, patient falls, and nursing unit staffing were analyzed in a cross sectional study by the use of 2004 “National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators” (NDNQI®) information from five thousand three hundred and eighty eight units in one hundred and eight Magnet and five hundred and twenty eight hospitals without Magnet Status. “Patient
As these programs are developed strategies and standards are addressed and barriers identified to ensure success of preventing falls. Falls are a serious concern among the elderly population, and a major concern within the health care community. Falls are the most adverse event reported in hospitals and are leading cause of death in patients 65 years or older. Nation-wide the average rate for a first fall range from 2.2 to 3.6 per 1000 patient days. Litigations related to hospital falls is growing in both frequency and severity; hospital administrators are in a quandary on how to reduce patient falls.