I had already gained consent from patient A for myself and the nurse to give a bed bath in accordance with the NMC code of conduct (NMC, 2008) and following this I went to collect the correct equipment to perform the task. As patient A had Clostridium Difficile they needed to be isolation nursed. We isolate nurse to “prevent the risk of spreading germs to other patients and staff” (NHS, 2010). Outside of the side room there were red aprons and gloves which needed to be put on before entering. Before entering the side room, it is essential to collect all equipment to avoid leaving the room unnecessarily.
There are a number of ways that personnel’s can prevent and control infection in a health and social care setting. Personnel’s in a health and social care setting include , nurses , Doctors, cleaners, nursery assistants and nursery teachers. Nurses should thoroughly wash and dry their hands before and after caring for a patient, before and after touching any potentially contaminated equipment or dressings, after bed making and before handling food. Their hands can be washed with soap and water or, a fast-acting antiseptic solution like a hand wipe or hand gel. They should also wear Disposable gloves when physical contact with open wounds, for example when changing dressings, handling needles or inserting an intravenous drip.
Even the backs of the sterile staff are considered to be a risk as they are not seen to be sterilized for an operation. Special care is also taken when operating instruments are chosen; these instruments usually come in pre-prep packages with special tape that changes colors when the tool is sterile. Nurses are also responsible for setting up sterile drapes around the operating area; this is done to prevent any pathogens from getting in from the non-sterile outside area. All of these steps are taken by doctors and nurses in the aseptic technique to contain the spread of pathogens through movement, touch and proximity. Works Cited Hunt, Max L. “Training Manual for Intranenous Admixture Personnel”.
A) Measure the specific gravity of the drainage. B) Measure the spinal fluid pressure. C) Observe for a "halo" around a spot of drainage. D) Measure the quantity of the drainage. Nursing Plans and Interventions: The nurse applies a sterile nasal drip pad and initiates interventions to prevent increased intracranial pressure (ICP).
This is a great feature as it prevents errors in transcription and the nurses are not required to call the doctor and translate what he wants. This system allows personnel to set there screen specifically for the patient they are caring for and limit the number of screens needed for data entry. It allows for reviewing of information that has been entered by others and also auto fills areas that are common to all screens. The PICIS system has worldwide offices and focuses on four areas. These are Emergency Dept., Perioperative Dept., Critical Care, and Revenue
Describe the main points of the health and safety policies and procedures agreed with the employer. MANUAL HANDLING -This policy allows members of staff to gain knowledge on handling Bariatric / Heavy Patients (over 25 stone/160Kg) and safe moving and handling patients. HAND HYGIENE – using hand gels before attending to a patient and washing hands with soap after seeing a patient. UNIFORM POLICIES - Nails must be short not longer than fingertip and false nails and varnish must not be worn. Hair must be clean, tied back off the collar with a plain band when in clinical environment and scissors and other sharp or hard objects must not be carried outside breast pockets for safety reasons.
Research has shown that hospitals are not following policies recommended by CMS in avoiding HACs. In a survey released in 2005, 1,256 hospitals found that 87 percent did not follow recommendations to prevent many of the common HACs. Using teamwork and collaboration is essential for helping to prevent SSIs in health care facilities. Strong and effective communication can be linked to successful collaboration in the surgical suite. Respect is also important; team members who respect each other will work harder for the patient and their team members, even when something goes wrong.
Clearing up bodily fluids after an accident from floor with achti chlor so that any harmful bacteria is killed. ac[1.3] describe how to complete an incident report form – If an incident has happened or if you notice there is risk of an incident occuring you need to fill in an incident form. These are located at the nurses station. It contains all the information needed to help resolve any risk and audited to stop the same risk from re-recurring. An incident form is split into different sections these are:- 1a Patient or staff details, this is the person affected by the incident and will contain their name, address, date of birth and if staff job title and division.
It is important to that when treating lacerations that they are washed with sterile water, minimising infection for the individual. It is important to make sure that all equipment you use is sterile and has come out of its original packaging which again should be clean, such as bandages, again minimising infection risks. When having to go CPR it is possible to use a plastic mouth guard, stopping again any skin to skin contact. The mouth guard can be used when an individual has also vomited or has had possibly blood or any other fluids around the mouth area. | Paediatric Emergency First Aid Learning outcomes 1.3 Describe suitable first aid
The LVN nurse could make sure that the patient understands why she has to go to the bathroom frequently and has pain during urination. Some principles from the ANA and NCSBN joint statement on delegation are: • The RN may delegate components of care but does not delegate the nursing process itself. The practice pervasive functions of assessment, planning, evaluation and nursing judgment cannot be delegated ("Joint statement," n.d.) • The decision of whether or not to delegate or assign is based upon the RN’s judgment concerning the condition of the patient, the competence of all members of the nursing team and the degree of supervision that will be required of the RN if a task is delegated. ("Joint statement," n.d.) • The RN