Hospitals regularly measure patient care, which is defined as any health care service provided to an individual. It is measured in different ways according to the type of health care service provided. However, there are basic principles that guide how all patient hospital care is measured.
Journey’s intake unit completes all initial assessment to assess client for different level of care and accurately assign them to the most appropriate unit. The different level of care ranged from intensive inpatient care unit to medication only. As a practicum student, I worked in the outpatient services unit. The assessment was completed via an online program with an intake staff and the client, usually a week or two before the first scheduled appointment with a clinician. Therefore, once a client is assigned to me, I have access to review their file. The assessment are usually completed in a brief model format, and as the clinician assigned to work with a client, I am expected to use the first two sessions of therapy
The nurse who assesses the patient initially usually is the one who detects signs of more serious underlying pathology (Reynolds, 2004). The health assessment histories, SOAP notes, and findings of two patients with HEENT problems will be discussed in detail. This paper will also cover tympanic membranes findings and examination of the thyroid glands. With competent and diligent nursing assessment knowledge and application, both acute and chronic HEENT problems can lead to the discovery of underlying conditions crucial to planning and treatment. Some HEENT problems can also be life-threatening requiring prompt nursing and medical interventions (Reynolds, 2004).
Undecided, initially, because of her age the possibility of an inaccurate diagnosis, the differences of both the reliability and validity which may occur because of the difference in age, race, gender as well as socioeconomic status. However, in Clara’s case, it may just be a phase like many toddlers and adolescents go through. On the contrary, it can also be something a little more severe because of the fact that she is adopted,
One of the key elements in healthcare is the response of a patient and their experience in receiving care. The relationship between a nurse and patient can bring about a positive or negative response. Understanding the analytical components of this relationship is a essential aspect of training nurses and progressing in professional development. In interviewing Katsia Rene and hearing about her experience before and after her surgery, there is justification in what it means to be taken care of, by healthcare professionals, in a positive environment.
Connecting consumers to reliable health care information or health care providers can be challenging for any institution. At the current time, there are two popular methods that allow consumers to access health care. One method to obtain reliable health-related information is through an electronic web-based resource. The other option, if a consumer prefers to see a health care provider in person, is through a walk-in clinic. Utilizing these resources allows the consumer to see a health care provider for acute and minor illnesses or obtain detailed information and potential treatment options via the internet. When looking to increase usability and awareness, institutions should understand the values and preferences of
There is a heartbreaking decision that needs to be made regarding the life of T. B. The family nor the health care providers could agree on what will be in the best interest of the patient, so this situation has come to us on what should be done. We must come to an agreement today on what is in the best interests of T.B. I have reviewed all the evidence which includes evaluating the medical indicator, patient references, quality of life, contextual features. All of this will help me decide on what I agree to be the best plan.
Two types of data were collected through surveys, both before and after implementation of the combined approach (Sand-Jecklin and Sherman,2014). The first data was on nurses’ point of view with regards reporting process, and the second on patients view regrading nursing care. The baseline survey included 233 patients and 148 nurses, while the survey three months into the implementation period included 157 patients and 98 nurses. The final survey, 13 months into the impanation, was completed by 154 patients and 54 nurses. The patient survey also included responses from patient families. These were 70, 72, and 53 responses for baseline survey, three-month postimplementation surveys, and 13-month postimplementation surveys.
After reading this case study, this assignment will focus on the appropriate assessment and management that should be undertaken by paramedics to give this patient the best possible care. This will be achieved by following the five key stages of patient assessment from Pilbery et al. (2013, pp. 114–239). This will consist of the Scene management, primary assessment, History taking, Secondary assessment and reassessment of the patient. Following this, the patient’s presenting complaint would be managed according to the findings and relevant guidelines.
The aim of the essay is to demonstrate the process of a patient assessment and care plan formulation in accordance with the assignment instructions. It is based on a case study, which illustrates a patient who has a diagnosis of paranoid schizophrenia, the patient was admitted to a medium secure hospital unit, please see appendix for more details of the case study. The pseudonym Peter will be used to address the patient to maintain confidentiality as required by the Nursing and Midwifery Council(NMC,2008).Firstly the essay will explore the philosophies of CPA; Care Programme Approach and then demonstrate the assessment of a patient with an assessment tool and including the formulation of a care plan.A KGV assessment tool was utilized(Lancashire,1998).In addition,the essay will examine and analyse the strengths and limitations of principles and philosophies which underpin existing service models for instance biopsychosocial model which is applied in mental health care delivery.Subsuently the essay will demonstrate an in-depth analysis of holistic assessment principles within mental health care.Futhermore the essay will analyse collaborative working in relation to planning and
Helping adolescent and young adult palliative care patients communicate their end of life requests is a significant aspect of hospice nursing, yet the conversations can be difficult (Wiener, et al., 2008). The use of age appropriate advance care planning documents is one way to facilitate the death and dying discussion (Wiener, et al., 2008).
A visit that I would like to talk about is with my 44 years old Hispanic male patient at his workplace. He has a history of diabetes and prehypertension, so the purpose of my visit was to evaluate how he was doing, and to educate him about nutrition and exercise to maintain good health. My patient is married man and has three children (8, 12, and 16 years old). His wife is a stay at home mother, and he is the only person working (as a car mechanic) in the family. He is a Spanish speaking patient, so a translator and one of my classmates accompanied me for this visit; however, he was able to speak and understand English decently. In the Hispanic population, heart disease, cancer, unintended injuries, stroke, and diabetes are the top causes of death (Allender, Rector, & Warner, 2014). Also, hypertension and obesity are major concerns in this population, and Hispanics are twice as likely as Whites to be diagnosed with diabetes (Allender et al., 2014). More Hispanics live at the poverty level, have lower level of education, and have higher uninsured rates compared to other racial groups
Slid out of his wheelchair to the floor witness by staff. Back lounge monitoring staff observed patient sliding out of wheelchair to lie on the floor. Patient stated, "I wanted to lie on the floor because it helps my back. I put myself on the floor because of my back hurting. I don't need to go to the ER. I just need to lie down." Patient denies hitting his head while sliding out of his wheelchair, no visible bruising, no signs of bleeding noted. VS obtained. Patient advised that he can lie down while in his room. Patient noted getting up from the floor stating, "I'll go to my room and lie on the floor in my room." POD, NOD, CN notified of patient sliding out of his wheelchair so that he could lie on the floor because of his posterior back.
I have recently completed my master’s degree and I would like to publish an article on a given topic for Parker-Benson Publishing. The topic that I would like to have published is about evaluating standardized tests for a specific grade in kindergarten through 12th grade. Standardized tests are the kind of test which will require the children at kindergarten to be answering exact questions which can be compared to easy analysis. The children are passed in the same education system and later are evaluated using same questions which require same answers. Standardized tests help in improving the education system of any state. This article after I publish it I will show my acquired skills in communication and technical writing at the
Mr Johan experiences symptoms of panic attack when he feels self-conscious in front of other people when performing certain tasks. He reported feeling faint and had black out of thoughts during those episodes, whereby he was not able to think of anything. Both his hands would tremble and become numb. He would also be sweating but experienced no symptoms of pounding heart or choking