A Comprehensive Stroke Center Status

1412 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Workplace The existing, big competition on healthcare market, where the hospital reimbursement depends partially on the patients’ outcome and satisfaction, forces each hospital to stay on the top of newest evidence-based practices (EBP). This standard applies not only to physicians and the treatments they offer, but also to nursing care provided to the patients. The neurology floor where I work has twenty-five beds. As the Certified Stroke Center, the majority of our patients are stroke patients, but not only limited to this one. Other neurological disorders include altered mental status, spinal surgeries, brain surgeries, Guillain-Barré syndrome, myasthenia Gravis, multiple sclerosis; and brain and spinal cord injuries. In the treatment of all types of the stroke, the protocols that met, approved by the Joint Commission standards and performance measures, is implemented and followed. Because my hospital is in the process of applying for the Comprehensive Stroke Center status, the leaders do everything to update the policies and protocols based on the evidence-based practices, and ensure that the appropriate infrastructure is available.

EBP Practice The mentioned above practice can be observed on my floor, where many confused patients are treated. Some of them are hemiplegic, or very week due to undergone spinal surgeries. Because of the nature of these patients’ conditions, most of them are kept on bed alarm to prevent the falls.…
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