The authors begin their initiation of the research article by stating their reason attention is needed to study the rate of accidental decannulation (AD). Due to the increment in the number of patients receiving protracted mechanical ventilation through artificial airway, much attention is needed to focus on how to reduce the morbidity and mortality rate of accidental decannulation. Not much recognition is given to the complications of AD compared to accidental extubation following translaryngeal intubation (White et al., 2012). According to the authors, the research was triggered by two sentinel events, hence a research for the identification of the causes of AD in LTACH and implementation of strategies to curb the situation.
Every health professional has a legal obligation to patients. Nurses as part of the health care team share an important role in the quality and safe delivery of patient care. They have the major responsibility for the development, implementation and continuous practice of policies and procedures of an organisation. It is therefore essential that every organization offer unwavering encouragement and resources to support their staff to perform their duty of care in every patient. On the other hand, high incidences of risk in the health care settings have created great concerns for healthcare organizations. Not only they have effects on patients, but also they project threat to the socioeconomic status. For this reason, it is expected that all health care professionals will engage with all elements of risk management to ensure quality and safe patient delivery. This paper will critically discuss three (3) episodes of care from the case study Health Care Complaints Commission [HCCC] v Jarrett  Nursing and Midwifery Professional Standards Committee of New South Wales [NSWNMPSC] 3 in relation to Registered Nurse’s [RN] role as a leader in the health care team, application of clinical risk management [CRM] in health care domains, accountability in relation to clinical governance [CG], quality improvement and change management practices and the importance of continuing professional development in preparation for transition to the role of RN.
It is important to note that there are currently no invasive procedures that Paramedics are trained to do in the field to reduce ICP and early recognition and prompt transport to the nearest hospital with neurological capabilities is the definitive treatment for this type of injury. In our case study, the treating medics were limited in their options for treatment, mostly due to the inability to secure the airway due to the patient locking down his jaw. However they were able to suction some of the fluid and maintain an open airway through manual manipulation and cervical spinal
I recommend everyone using physical techniques of any kind be trained on the risks of positional asphyxiation. Whenever, I physically restrict a person’s movement there is a risk of injury, and no physical holds are 100% safe. In this book, I cover body positioning for physical interventions, standing holds, and seated holds. I do not authorize or encourage a prone restraint without the proper training; and this type of restraint is not covered in this book. However, the SafeClinch Training System does allow for “prone containment” for those organizations allowed to use it; once SafeClinch instructor certification has been achieved. Here is an example of what the prone position looks like. Notice, since the person is in the prone position
Clipboard and stethoscope in hand, I walked toward the double doors that flashed emergency in bright red letters above. It was my first clinical shift as an EMT student, and first day jitters flittered around in my stomach, I had no idea what to expect. However, I was not expecting to witness the fragility of life. About a half an hour into my shift the rapid response alarm blared through the emergency room. I turned to my preceptor and quizzically asked what this meant. “A rapid response is a patient who is in need of immediate medical care and intervention. As an EMT who is part of the rapid response team you will be expected to assist with vitals and chest compressions. Let’s head toward the recess room, and I’ll explain more there.” Eventually, we reached the recess room, and the rapid response team was already there preparing for the arrival of the patient. A nurse was on the phone with the firefighters that were bringing the patient in. Seconds later she announced “It’s a STEMI”. Then fright ran through my veins. A STEMI is medical jargon for a segment elevation on an EKG. In other words the patient’s coronary artery is completely occluded. The patient is suffering from a heart attack. Prior to this, I had never seen someone who was having a heart attack. However, the thing that terrified me the most was that I knew I would be expected to perform chest compressions. I had only ever performed chest compressions on a dummy.
Vital observations were carried out efficiently, they were recorded every 15 minutes and a cardiac monitor was attached to continuously monitor for any deterioration. As a student nurse I assisted by recording vital observations using NEWS and assessing consciousness by using the Glasgow coma scale to ensure there were no signs of brain trauma (Le Roux, Levine and Kofke, 2013). In line with the NMC, my mentor supervised and countersigned my observations (NMC, 2011b). I promoted good patient safety as deterioration would be recognised early and appropriate care provided. Throughout the treatment process I witnessed and provided person centred care. Nursing and medical staff continuously checked patient comfort and obtained consent for treatment being provided.
All patients are at risk of pressure injuries. This risk is exacerbated when immobility and limited access to the surgically draped patient are a part of
Approximate 1414 Soc received a call from Deb Pyle (Nurse) about a Young female feeling Cold, Dizzy, Pale & Heart rate increased. Nurse Pyle requested Paramedics on site. 1416 Paramedics was called by security officer Satinder Singh. 1420 Supervisor Marques Diaz sent MERT E-mail to the MERT TEAM about the Medical Assistance. 1423 Paramedics arrived on site to treat the young female. 1425 Fire Department arrived on site to attend to the female. 1438 Paramedics took the female (Kristina Milkovic) to Santa Clara Kaiser to be check for increased heart rate, dizziness, feeling cold, pale, shakiness.
The trainer then started cutting off all equipment. Once the ambulance arrived, an IV was put into his arm but the pressure applied to Mr. Malarchuk’s neck was never left without pressure until he was in doctors’ hands at the local hospital.
Admissions in general acute hospitals for patients over the age of 65 is 38% with 60% of those patients ending up on a medical surgical unit (Boltz, 2013). The number of restrained patients within this age range varies from 13-27% for medical surgical or non behavioral restraints, this number can significantly decrease based on alternative interventions attempted prior to restraint application with the number of restrained days varying from 3 to 123 out of every 1000 days (Enns et al., 2014). Reasons for non behavioral restraints are when a patient is; pulling at lines/tubes, removal of equipment/dressing, inability to respond to direct requests/follow instructions, intubation, or falls/risk of injury/keeping patients safe. A typical hospital
That being stated, if a patient must be placed on restraints, qualified professionals must have a comprehensive understanding of patient outcomes that correspond with the use of restraints. First and foremost, skin integrity is placed at risk if proper placement and management of patient care while in restraints is not implemented as with the case of Mr. J. There is numerous evidence based research studies conducted that correlate the use of restrains with an increase in pressure ulcers (Baumgarten, Margolis, Localio, Kagan, Lowe, Kinosian, Abbuhi & Abbuhi, 2010).
In Dr. Goldman’s article “Doctors Make Mistakes: A Commentary on Medical Errors” (TedTalk) he asserts the doctors are reluctant to admit making errors. Doctors are human so they make errors but they are reluctant to admit them. Dr. Goldman states that a culture of denial and shame exists in the medical community. He further asserts that the culture is pervasive within the medical profession and that it makes doctors afraid to come forward.
I want to thank you for taking the time to interview me for your Paramedic position. I enjoyed discussing your division’s philosophy about caring for patients. It is easy to see each one of your EMT’s and Paramedics have a deep pride in their work. I am confident that my skill and passion will allow me to have a seamless transition into your division.
WEEK 5 PICO(T) QUESTION 1Good Afternoon Class and Dr. Stephenson,In and out of the hospital high quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial to survival of victims of cardiac arrest. This research topic will focus on implementation of in hospital chest compressions in CPR. It will be based on a comparison of the efficacy of manual compressions and automated chest compressions in relation to survival outcomes. The potential attributes and short comings related to manual and automated chest compression will be reviewed. Intensive care unit (ICU) nurses have to be prepared to implement CPR during a cardiac arrest code. In consideration that patients in the ICU are often only marginally stable it is important that ICU nurses are familiar with their patient’s recent and past medical histories.
However the patient was immobilised with a cervical collar and extrication board and conveyed to the appropriate receiving hospital as Fisher J.D et al (2006) also states all patients should have initial immobilisation if the mechanism of injury suggests possible spinal injury.