Cuts and Bruises – Cuts and bruises may occur while in the vehicle such as bumping legs and arms on chairs and door if the resident is a bit unbalanced and while going to the toilets on doors. Asthma attacks – asthma attacks may occur due to different surroundings, different foods, smells, dry wind and cold air these things could always be a problem. Aii: What procedure you should take if any of the above happen? Travel Sickness – If someone is suffering from travel sickness then you should have a sick bucket or sick bag in reach and lots of fresh air, if they are already aware they suffer then we could apply medicated skin patches or motion sickness wrist bands. Falls – If an individual falls you should act quickly to assess the situation and cheek them for any serious damage.
They should also wear Disposable gloves when physical contact with open wounds, for example when changing dressings, handling needles or inserting an intravenous drip. Hands should be washed after gloves are removed. Patients with a known or suspected MRSA infection should be isolated. Nurses should carefully handle /disposal of soiled linen and other contaminated waste and dispose of them in the right bin. Nurses must use sterile dressings on open skin surfaces to prevent infection.
Sources of moisture on the skin from urine, stool, or perspiration can irritate the skin. Poor hygiene , not washing regularly or drying properly Poor nutrition and/or dehydration. Bed sores are more likely to form when the skin is not properly nourished. 1.4 Friction and shearing can occur when a patient or resident is pulled up in bed or in the chair. These
Identify priority nursing care to prevent potential complications following this type of surgery. * Maintain respiratory function * Maintain circulatory function * Promote elimination and adequate nutrition * Promote urinary elimination * Promote wound healing * Achieve rest and comfort 3. Discuss treatment modalities for potential complications as identified above * Push fluids to promote elimination * Hemorrhages may need surgical correction * Apply O₂ 4. Discuss the standard of nursing care when transfusing any blood product. * Verify that an order for the transfusion exists.
Medium risk for example bedpans, urinals, commodes. High risk for example, instruments used for invasive techniques. Once the risk has been identified, the type of cleaning needed can be carried out. For example , needles used will be high risk and will need to be sterilized. 2.6 The level of risk determines the type of agent that may be used to decontaminate as there are agents for different risks, low risk is water and detergent" medium risk is disinfectants and high risk is sterilizing agents.
But if Patch was too attach to the patient, he could also make a totally wild off the chart procedure and could cause more damage or be fatal to the patient. The same can go for Dr. Walcott’s method of practice. If Dr. Walcott is treating a patient and did not understand the background of a patient to the lack of attention given to him/her, then he could prolong the sickness or disease and could cause serious injury or even death to the patient. At the same time, if Dr. Walcott is not emotional attached to a patient, he is capable of making a better decision since there will be less emotion in his decision making
While the necessary equipment, hand washing procedures and knowledge is available, it’s a concern if sterility can still be maintained. Concerns arise when health professionals use their patient’s personal items to place their sterile instruments and supplies on while providing care for them. Once sterile instruments are placed in a non-sterile environment, the sterility is compromised and is now contaminated. For this reason cross contamination and/or the transfer of microorganisms risk is high, causing the patient to be vulnerable when inserting a catheter or any other procedure that is introduced within the body. While it is impractical for the nurse to provide a sterile surface, there are ways that contamination can be greatly reduced.
Once you get off your horse you should untack them and apply the correct meds to wash and protect the wound until it is completely healed. This is for their benefit and yours because if you do not clean the wound then it can get infected and then you cannot ride your horse and they may even die from the
It would be recommended that further research was performed to find out the effectiveness of the leaflets. An audit showing the effectiveness of good nutrition on wound healing would also be beneficial. Rationale During placement on a cardiovascular surgery ward I noted that there were several delayed discharges and readmissions due to poor wound healing. This clearly has implication for the patient’s own recovery and costs to the NHS. Poor nutrition has been shown to contribute to poor wound healing (Timmons, 2003) and is therefore, an aspect of patient care that needs to be addressed.
Many in our care have also got weakened immune systems and as a consequence are more susceptible to infection from the outset. We want to give the patients in our care the best treatment and quality of care possible and this would not be possible without infection control. Were we to neglect patient control their quality of life and indeed health would deteriorate, they would get sick and suffer and in extreme cases would die. This runs totally contrary to the attitudes, duties and commitments we hold so dear as healthcare workers. In this assignment I will introduce, explain and discuss one of the most topical worldwide infections in the workplace – mainly hospitals and other places of healthcare environment; MRSA.