The Health Care Field For An Orthopedic Center

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Since I have been in the health care field for over nine years as a radiography technologist in an orthopedic center. I have seen many older patients receiving poor quality of care after surgery, especially from a nursing home. One incident that still plays in my mind till this day is a patient that has been seeing our doctor Mr. Gonzalez for years for chronic back pain. Mrs. Brown was a single but very social and active 62 year old women, until one day, walking her dog, she slipped, fell and broke her hip. Luckily for Mrs. Brown that day doctor Gonzalez was on call that day and performed emergency surgery on her hip, because Mrs. Brown had hip replacement surgery she was admitted to a nearby skilled nursing facility to recover and receive…show more content…
Brown postoperative appointment.” I felt it was necessary to notify my physician before taking an x-rays of Mrs. Brown. When the doctor entered my x-ray room and examined Mrs. Brown he was outraged that Mrs. Brown was in such bad condition and demanded me to get the facility on the phone. When the physician spoke to the facility they advise him the manager was out of town, and they have been short of resources and short staff, that is why Mrs. Brown missed her original appointment and that they were not aware of the sores around Mrs. Brown hip area and thought Mrs. Brown bandages were changed and wound area was cleaned every day. Because of the facility poor quality of care it had caused Mrs. Brown to be treated for an infection and was readmitted to surgery.
In the case of Mrs. Brown the staff at the skilled nursing facility such as nurses played a direct role in Mrs. Brown developing an infection. The nursing staff did not change Mrs. Brown bandages, clean her wound, change her sheets or moved Mrs. Brown every hour from her position instead Mrs. Brown was left in bed with bloody bandages, urine and feces which caused bed sores and eventually caused an infection. Even though managers did not directly treat Mrs. Brown they did play an indirect role by not properly training or implementing guidelines to their staff on how to treat patients that have surgeries, or open wounds.
The model I would apply if I was a manager at Mrs. Brown skilled nursing facility is the
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