Please address all our patients with these titles unless asked by the patient themselves to be addressed differently.
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1. Critical analysis of an issue in the clinical area a) My topic is Medication Error. b) I choose this topic because during my experiences in clinical area as well my experience in Hospital where I worked, I have came across different types of medication errors which involve patients and this could
NPGS 01.01.01: Identifying Patients Correctly In 2003, The Joint Commission made one of their first goals to improve the accuracy of identifying patients to reduce or eliminate patient identification errors. This continues to be an accreditation requirement. Their recommendations to do this are to use at least two patient identifiers when administering medications, and when providing treatments or procedures. Acceptable identifiers may be the individual’s name, an assigned identification number, telephone number, or other person-specific identifier. Patient room number or physical location may not be used as an appropriate identifier. Healthcare provides should re-identify the patient with each encounter, each medication pass, and each procedure. There have been procedures and protocols throughout the country have been put into place to make the care provided to patients safer. Another element of this requirement is that all containers should be labeled in the patients presences after using the patient identifiers
Personal Goals I will stay calm and will not be nervous during the interaction. I will do this by focusing on the needs of my patient and by trying to understand how she is feeling in this situation. I will ask open ended questions. I will do this in order to foster a meaningful conversation and to allow my patient to answer questions in her own way. I will use silence throughout my interaction in order to give my patient time to think about what she wants to say. I will do this by waiting for her answers and by encouraging my patient to take part in our interaction.
1. Right patient - This right is used to confirm that the medication is being administered to the right patient. The medical assistant would ask the patient to cite his or her full name as well as one other identifier from the patients chart, such as their date of birth, age, or address. Not including any questions that prompts yes or no responses from the patient.
Available prior to the start of the procedure Correctly identified, labeled, and matched to the patient’s identifiers Reviewed and are consistent with the patient’s expectations and with the team’s understanding of the intended patient, procedure, and site (UP.01.01.01 p. 13)”
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“Patient DeAnn Kyte, forty-four years old, Caucasian, female.” That is how I imagine her doctors begin to dictate their notes from her chart. DeAnn Kyte is a patient diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome. She is also my mother.
The foundational task and obligations concerning the care of patients are explained in this article.
• Utilize AIDET which stands for acknowledge, introduce, duration, explanation, and thank you. One must acknowledge the patient and introduce one’s self by name and role for the day. Always explain to the patient what is going to take place, how long it will take, and when should they expect to see you again.
Connecting with your patients can be challenging because the patients of today are always on the go. An inability to communicate with your patient could lead to missed opportunities and, in some cases, the loss of a patient.
The Nightingale Community Hospital is compliant with using at least two identifiers of the patient when giving medications, giving blood, collection of specimen, testing and procedures.
It is my belief that every patient, regardless of the severity of their condition/presenting complaint deserves my undivided attention and I am also aware of the importance of ‘getting right’ those first crucial moments of a consultation. How the patient is greeted, patient comfort and environment all shape the patients first impression and help to develop communication and rapport (Egan, 1998).
As a professional administering and delegating care to a patient you have a great responsibility to communicate with them. The world of healthcare is large and to the general public is utterly confusing. As the professional you need make the patient feel secure about the care they are receiving. It also lends itself to informing the families of the patient as well. If the patient is confused, it’ the job of the professional to be the teacher. It’s not enough for the information to be given, the information needs to be interpreted.