Many people must flee their homes. Ha had to leave because she was in a war zone. If her family had stayed she could have died. Til Gurung, a refugee from Bhutan, was forced out of his home because “...we did not speak the language or practice the religion or culture of the royal family.”
One concept that I have learned from the lecture that I have applied to my clinical setting this week was the importance of fall risks. I applied what I learned from the fall lecture when I was in the dementia unit. One of the patients had a high fall risk so whenever she would try to get into her wheelchair I would make sure that I was there to help her into it and I would always make sure that after she was put into bed that the giant mats were placed next to her bed when she was in it that way the patient would not get as hurt if she fell trying to get up from the bed by herself when no one was around.
Inpatient falls after joint replacement surgeries can cause many complications, prolong hospitalizations and increase healthcare costs. These falls can lead to things such as wound infections and sometimes falls can even require a patient to have a revision surgery. This is especially true in postoperative joint replacement surgical patients. While assessing the orthopedic surgical unit where I work, gaps were found in completing fall risk assessments on patients, which is a requirement. Strategies to prevent falls were not always being followed. Things like a postoperative patient that may require two people to help while ambulating at least for the first day or so was not being done. If the requirement for a two person assist is not
Legends of the Fall is an excellent story of brotherhood, loss, and life. Originally Legends of the Fall was a story written by Jim Harrison, but later was adapted into a film. The story tells of three brothers named: Alfred, Tristan, and Samuel, who lived their lives on a plantation in Montana and then decided to go to war once the youngest brother was of age. Samuel, the youngest brother seemed to be favored by the family; and the older brothers only want to go to war to protect him. Eventually tragedy strikes and young Samuel is killed by machine guns due to his blindness from mustard gas. Tristan (the middle brother) took Samuel’s death especially hard and many other characters thought he had become completely mad. Once Tristan and
Nurses help to ensure patient safety, which includes preventing falls and fall-related injuries (Quigley, Neily, Watson, Wright, & Strobel, 2017). The general population is at risk for falls and fall-related injuries, more specifically the elderly, 65 and over (Quigley, Neily, Watson, Wright, & Strobel, 2017). Patient falls are one of the top events for hospitals and long-term care facilities due to loss of physical function or cognition (Quigley, Neily, Watson, Wright, & Strobel, 2017). Fall-related injuries are a serious health issue for the elderly population (Quigley, Neily, Watson, Wright, & Strobel, 2017). Nurses make a major contribution to patient safety by assessing fall risk and designing patient-specific fall prevention
Ch. 1 Head of Falls (pg. 3) This chapter goes over a location called, “Head of Falls.” Going over the history, as Senator George Mitchell’s childhood years are around the given location. Waterville is also within close vicinity, as a train would pass by, giving a nostalgic feeling to GM on how he endured many nights with a loud train passing by.
Lina emigrated from Iraq because someone who held different religious beliefs than those of Lina’s family threatened her safety. Linda Trinh Vo states, “Unlike most immigrants, refugees do not leave their country voluntarily, but are compelled to leave by life-threatening circumstances or are forcibly expelled” (291) in her work “The Vietnamese American Experience: From
Musicians often use their music as a way of expressing their emotions and thoughts to others in an entertaining way that is appealing to others. One band that does this is Falling in Reverse, which is led by the lead singer Ronnie Radke. Radke had a difficult childhood being raised by his single father after his mother left. This incident has severely affected him, which is revealed in many songs why he became a drug addict and he is still getting over it today. That occurrence altered the way he looked at society eventually giving him a pessimistic world view. Radke uses his music to talk about how he views society around him, and how he feels like humans have become overly violent and shut off from one another. That theme and overall message of societal hardships and mistakes humans keep making is clearly talked about in his song, “Wait and See.” The song whole-heartedly embraces Radke’s world views as he tries to show his listeners the mess the world has become, and how they have gotten themselves into their predicament. Radke conveys his thoughts through the use of numerous literary devices to create a meaningful and enjoyable song to try and spread his concerns to all.
According to the Joint Commission Resources-JCR (2005), there is no universally accepted definition of a fall. Thus several definitions have been floated over time in an attempt to define the same. One such definition of a fall is "an untoward event that results in the patient or resident coming to rest unintentionally on the ground or another lower surface" (Joint Commission Resources, 2005). Falls are regarded common causes of injury at every age. However, it is important to note that for seniors, falls can have serious consequences. This is more so the case given that a fall can bring about pain, trauma, or even death. With that in mind, the primary purpose of this program remains the reduction of falls and hence the aversion of related injuries amongst the concerned patients. Of key importance remains the identification of patients who appear to be at high risk of falling. This way, appropriate strategies can be developed to reduce the injuries related to inpatient falls.
A 5 question pre-test on fall prevention will be administered to obtain baseline knowledge of the nurses within the first week of stakeholder’s buy-in on the proposed policy.
This paper will discuss about fall prevention, which is one of the major issue leading to mortality and morbidity in health care setting (ACSQHC 2012, p. 6). The five peer reviewed articles related to the fall prevention will be used.
Going into the fall 2014 semester, my family was not in a good place financially, and I was not mentally. Our income had been reduced, meaning I had to step up to help my family. This caused my already weakened mental state to become even more strained and took a toll on me physically. I was not able to concentrate on anything at school, work, and home, it was almost in a blur. When I resigned from the fall 2014 semester, I knew it was something that was needed to make sure I stayed healthy, mentally and physically. Two years went by and I found myself in a better place. Going into the fall 2016 semester, I found the perfect balance between studying, work, and home life. In the end I exceeded all the expectations I had set for myself in every
Nursing intervention for fall prevention could improve older adult’ quality of life. Intermittently missing nursing care, also known as error of omission, is related to the staff’s education and skills level. According to Kalisch, Lee, and Tschnnen (2012), falls decreased 4% to 25% in health setting after giving education for fall prevention strategy. In other words, without providing education, there’s a possibility for older adults to fall by a health care provider who has inadequate knowledge for fall risks. Even if aging patients already have a high chance of falling due to their health condition, a health care provider could make the situation worse. Therefore, fall prevention education is important for both older adults and health care providers. Fall prevention requires participation from both sides.
Minor (2009) explains the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC) fall reduction committee reviewed the historical data related to fall within their facility and compared their data with the national data. Therefore, indicators used were patient fall rates, also the outcome indicators used were patient fall rates. Thereby, reviewed were the current data, recommendations, and current practice. Also, the utilization of the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI) was completed for the external benchmarks. Also, completion of the national comparison of patient falls in other facilities. Also, internal benchmarks were utilized within the organization for the comparison different population risks, patient acuity levels,
The strengths of UW-River Fall’s program offers many advantages such as The National Association of School Psychology (NASP) approval. The campus is a wonderful fit for me due to size and its community based school system. UW-River Falls values diversity, which I found very supportive and comforting. I picked MSUM, because it has the highest ratio of diversity of students in Minnesota’s universities. The integrity of the university to expect students to be open is important to me. I agree that learning is done best when the student is open-minded to new experiences. The faculty and staff of the university seem to be sensitive and responsive to their students since it’s expected of the students.