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Hospital Trends in The Current Economic Environment - Hospital Trends 1. How is the current economic environment affecting hospitals. According to the article, “The Economic Downturn and Its Impact on Hospitals”, the current economic environment is affecting hospitals and other heath care facilities in a number of ways. The most common issue relates to inability of the hospitals to obtain and secure relevant financing that enables health institutions to meet their daily obligations. Since most payments in hospitals lags behind the amount expected to deliver health care, most of the times hospitals are forced to borrow funds from financial institutions to meet their operating expenses....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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The Hospital Based Nursing Programs - ... Yet, these nurses meet the requirements to be nurses in most states due to the lack of a degree. Although, the remaining diploma-based schools of nursing graduates The Fort Sanders School of Nursing program at Tennessee Wesleyan College is an example of the fate of most diploma-based programs in the United States. Due to the stigma-associated with the “diploma” nurse being inadequately prepared to meet the proposed BSN standard that is to be implemented in accordance with American Nurses Association (ANA) to perform the duties of a nurse....   [tags: nursing, registered nurse, hospital] 864 words
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Hospital-acquired Pneumonia Prevention - In this day and age, the general population assumes that when someone is hospitalized the risk for getting a new infection while in the hospital is minimal. However, in the United States the risk for gaining a hospital-associated infection has become a serious concern and a costly one at that. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that hospital-associated infections have cost an estimate of 35.7 to 45 billion dollars to United States hospital when 20% of these infections could have been preventable with the correct interventions....   [tags: nursing, hospital infections, pneumonia]
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Oncology Clinical Trials at Holy Cross Hospital: A Cost-Effective Model - Introduction The cost associated with conducting clinical trials is one area that many institutions fail to consider. The “hidden costs” as I like to call them or administrative fees incurred by institutions for maintaining non-enrolling clinical trials is just one example. At a time when costs are rising in practically every area of running clinical trials, it is absolutely necessary to have a budget that adequately meets the financial needs of a study regardless if the study is enrolling patients or not....   [tags: Hospital Administration]
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St. Jude Children’s Hospital: Giving Hope to the Hopeless - Your most beloved baby brother becomes ill. What at first seems like a normal childhood sickness does not go away or get better after a few days. After visiting doctor after doctor and numerous specialists, none of whom can give you a diagnosis or guidance on how to help him, you feel hopeless. You watch helplessly while your brother continues to get sicker and sicker. You begin to fear for his life. What would you do. Whom would you turn to. For many, the answer is St. Jude Children’s Hospital....   [tags: Children’s Hospital Essays]
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Improving Motivation Amongst HSS (Hospital Shared Services) Employees - Hospital Shared Services is a security company stationed in hospitals throughout the city of Denver and the surrounding areas. The company works under a bureaucratic culture meaning it emphasizes rules, policies, procedures, chain of command, and centralized decision making. (Gibson, Ivansevich, Donnelly, and Konopaske, 2009) The majority of the security officers working for the organization comes from a military background, meaning they are use to the procedures followed in a bureaucratic culture....   [tags: hospital security, security jobs]
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Wireless Networking in a Hospital - EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The breakthrough of wireless technology has introduced new possibilities for healthcare. These wireless networks allow connection and control between computers, handheld devices, printers, scanners, and other peripherals without the hassle of cords and cables. They provide crucial mobility that is necessary in the modern hospital. In areas of constant activity, such as the ER, the ICU, and the surgical recovery room, immediate information such as a patients test results would be beneficial to nurses and other healthcare providers....   [tags: Hospital Technology Network] 1438 words
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Shouldice Hospital Case - 1 Model Shouldice Hospital as a processing operation with products, attributes and resources. 2 What are its competitive priorities. 3 What kind of market has it chosen to focus on. Shouldice Hospital follows the business model of focus on a single standardized service for a narrow target of consumers, rather than to provide customized solution (as in a general clinic or hospital). It focuses on providing quick, convenient, and reliable cure for external types of abdominal hernias. The Hospital uses its own technique, called the Shouldice Method and claims to provide relatively short post-operative recovery period....   [tags: Healthcare Hospital ] 1131 words
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How Valerie D. Brooks Came to be CEO of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital - Valerie D. Brooks was appointed CEO at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. She is the first African American woman to ever hold this title. The trials and tribulations of Valerie D. Brooks made her the strong woman she is today. As a result, The Thomas Jefferson University Hospital would like to welcome Mrs. Valerie D. Brooks to our hospital. She brings her expertise in the medical field. Valerie has worked for two top notch hospitals in the Philadelphia area, such as Temple University Hospital and The University of Pennsylvania Hospital....   [tags: Hospital, Valerie D. Brooks, CEO, managers,] 615 words
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Morgan, Morgan by Janette Turner Hospital - This paper will explore the short story “Morgan, Morgan” by Janette Turner Hospital in a poststructuralist way using both New Historicism and Deconstruction. First, we will explore the tenants of New Historicism and apply it to the story, and then we will explore the tenants of Deconstruction and apply it to the story. The ideals of New Historicism were first outlined by Michel Foucault and later developed by Stephen Greenblatt. Foucault did not develop New Historicism; however, his philosophy and ideas formed the basis of the practice....   [tags: Morgan Janette Turner Hospital Essays]
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An Incident at Social Security Hospital - ... The patient and her family members were very worried and tense. Even the nurse on duty misbehaved them and did not listen them when the patient and her family member asked for help. I feel very bad as no one educate and counsell the patient that why she had to repeat the same test. She was thinking that her disease is cureless and doctors want to let her out. I feel sympathy for the patient and her family members as they were very innocent and uneducated. . They were belong to a very poor family and did not afford more expensive test....   [tags: patients, hospitals, doctor]
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Hospital Administration Costs Analysis - ... Another methodology that has been volunteered, especially by CIMA, in order to control costs in hospital administration more effectively has been target costing, which basically means is the maximum cost you want incurring is the aimed at profit margin minus a competitive market price. For a system long seen as irrelevant to hospitals many problems it solves are also faced by hospital administrations, since one of administrations core duties is to manage the hospital this method can be used as a way of deciding whether or not to initiate a new service, by reconnecting significance of the market place to the business as proposed by Cooper and Chew as you have to look at the competition to...   [tags: hospitals, abc costing, medical care] 1286 words
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Never Events: Doctor and Hospital's Misktakes - Background Hospitals are busy places, and with so much going on it is hard to believe that mistakes are not made. However, there are some accidents that should never happen. Such events have been termed ‘never events’ because they are never supposed to happen. This term was first introduced by Ken Kizer, MD, in 2001 (US, 2012). The Joint Commission has classified never events as sentinel events and asks that hospitals report them. A sentinel event is defined as, “an unexpected occurrence involving death or serious physiological or psychological injury, or the risk thereof” (US, 2012)....   [tags: sentinel event, hospitals, joint commision]
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Schema of a Hospital - ... I learned what happens behind those curious doors that say “Authorized personnel only”, and it is a thousand times more intricate. My first few days at the hospital were... different to say the least. As with any new job there comes a list of preset stereotypes. To name a few that I thought as a fresh high school graduate were that the nurses were all women, the doctors were middle-aged men, and the patients were to be elderly given our specialized hospital. The first stereotype I encountered was when there were multiple male nurses....   [tags: stereotypes, patients, doctors] 906 words
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Case Study: Performance Management and Peel Memorial Hospital - Case Study: Performance Management and Peel Memorial Hospital Hospitals and regional health authorities throughout Canada are currently facing problems. Mergers, forced, closures, and funding restraints are major challenges that the healthcare industry currently faces (Harber, 1998). Furthermore, there are cultural differences in addition to non-acute and community-based services (Harber, 1998). While all of these challenges are faced, the healthcare industry must remain loyal to their customers and provide quality services while ensuring that the stakeholders remain pleased with the current financial situation of the industry and individual hospitals; this is done by setting a mission, or v...   [tags: hospitals, Canada, healthcare, culture]
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Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems - According to HCAHPS public survey, three Hospitals in Florida were used to compare in this research. Physician Regional Medical Center at Pine Ridge, Naples Community Hospital, and Lee Memorial Health System, all three Hospitals are classified as Acute Care Hospitals, offers emergency services, and in addition to participates in Stroke Care Registry. The focus point will be the Pneumonia Process Care, Process of Care-Surgery care improvement process, and finally Patient Hospital Experience of Care – HCHAPS....   [tags: pneumonia, acute care hospitals, hcahps]
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Hospital Birth vs. Non-Hospital Birth - According to “Human Sexuality: Diversity in Contemporary America,” women and couples planning the birth of a child have decisions to make in variety of areas: place of birth, birth attendant(s), medication, preparedness classes, circumcision, breast feeding, etc. The “childbirth market” has responded to consumer concerns, so its’ important for prospective consumers to fully understand their options. With that being said, a woman has the choice to birth her child either at a hospital or at home. There are several differences when it comes to hospital births and non-hospital births....   [tags: Health Care ]
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Reaction of Letting a Indigent into the Hospital - ... The third part of the classic decision model as stated by Nursing Planet is, “determining what alternatives exist and generate what these alternatives are,” (Nursing Planet, 2013). The alternate decision is to inform everyone in the ED that the hospital does not perform this type of procedure: dialysis. Inform the patient that the hospital does not perform dialysis and he should have never been admitted in the first place. The other alternative is to discharge the patient though that might have dire circumstances....   [tags: dialysis, procedure, decision, stakeholders] 871 words
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Care In and Out of the Hospital - Imagine watching an elderly loved one move back and forth between their own home and a hospital, all because they did not have adequate home care. The hospital, in turn, did not provide enough rehospitalization time. This happens to many elderly folks who can no longer take care of themselves and neither can their spouses. Mrs. Gerlach, age 82, suffered from a disease is called Giant Cell Arthritis and is very common for older people to contract. It is when the cells in the artery that feed the optic nerve become enlarged....   [tags: Health Care]
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Analysis of the John Hopkins Hospital - ... John Hopkins Hospital (Mason medical archives 2010). This hospital happens to be the first amongst a few in the United States that admitted first women into Medical school, first hospital to use rubber gloves during surgery, the first in the country to develop renal dialysis and CPR centers What drives demand of the John Hopkins Hospital. Since the establishment of John Hopkins Hospital in 1889, many research and clinical findings have been brought forth as a result of the efforts made by the team of committed researchers, physicians, and staff of this hospital....   [tags: business and operations analysis]
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Preventing Infections in a Hospital Environment - ... Type of bacteria, virus, or fungi Duration Clostridium difficile spores (bacteria) Up to 5 months Streptococcus pneumoniae (bacteria) 1 day-20 days Streptococcus pyogenes (bacteria) 3 days-6 months Staphylococcus aureus (bacteria, including MRSA) 7 days-7 months Candida albicans (fungus) 1 day-120 days Acinetobacter spp. 3 days-5 months Norovirus (virus) 8 hours-7 days Influenza (virus) 1 day-2 days Rotavirus (virus) 6 days-60 days (Kramer, Schwebke, & Kampf, 2006) One of the most common routes of transmission is by indirect contact....   [tags: nurse, clean, facility] 1172 words
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The Woman's Hospital of Texas - I have chosen The Woman's Hospital of Texas for my LTT1 task. It was founded in 1976 in Houston, TX. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas is affiliated by the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), which offers health services for women and newborns. The Woman’s Hospital of Texas has been one of the state’s foremost care providers for women and newborns for more than 30 years with over 650 board-certified physicians. The hospital also received a High-Performing ranking in gynecology in the U.S. News & World Report's (2008) annual survey with an overall ranking of #40 in Texas, recognized in Gulf Coast and ranked #13 in Houston metro area....   [tags: medical services, patients]
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Analysis of the Johns Hopkins Hospital - Ratio Analysis Organizations use financial statements and ratio analysis assess financial performance viability. The ratio analysis are used to identify trends and to perform organizational comparison (financial) with other companies within same industry. Ratio analysis, using data reported on the financial statements, are divided into five major categories: common size, liquidity, solvency, efficiency, and profitability. This paper will assess the financial stability of John Hopkins Hospital (JHH) using the five ratio analysis....   [tags: The essay concerns a specific organization.]
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Workplace Violence and Hospital Safety - Hospital Safety Workplace violence is a serious issue in all workplace settings in the United States, health care included. It is unfortunate that places that offer services to help better people’s health and lives are also places that experience terrifying life-threatening situations, but this is sadly the case. Between the years of 2000 and 2011, there were 154 documented, hospital-related shooting events in 148 hospitals across the nation that affected 253 victims (Kelen, Catlett, Kubut, & Hsieh, 2012)....   [tags: Security, Healthcare]
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Organizational Analysis of Hospital Z - ... Poor implementation of a new health information system is also a contributing factor to the status of Hospital Z. The old system was dismantled without thoroughly educating the employees to the new system, which they utilize on a daily basis. Consequently, claims or accounts are not positively resolved, and accounts payable are not generating cash flow. The company that sold the system to the hospital and supports its maintenance is also responsible for the daily support. However, because of the financial situation, Hospital Z has been unable to afford the daily maintenance fee for corrections or enhancements to the new health information system....   [tags: problems, conflicts, operational plan]
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Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm - What makes a hospital a place of healing. Is it the staff who works there. Is it the building or the interior, or perhaps the landscape. This paper will discuss the components of a healing hospital and its relationship to spirituality. It will discuss the possible challenges and barriers of creating a healing environment. A hospital must have all staff work together to promote a healing environment for its patients as well as the families and visitors who come thru its doors. These staff members include not only the doctors and nurses who care for the patients, but also the CEO and office staff all the way down to the groundskeeper....   [tags: environment, biblical support]
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The Hospital Window by James Dickey - Power of Words “The Hospital Window” by James Dickey is an emotional poem about a son’s struggle to cope with his father’s imminent demise. This poem incorporates figurative language as well as metaphors that create a story of emotion. It evokes such true emotion by drawing the reader into the fidelity of the relationship between a son and his father faced with the reality of death. Not only death in a physical sense, but also the journey one takes to reach that point and the transcendence of faith....   [tags: Power of Words, Poetic Analysis]
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Bed Bathing Patients in a Hospital - IntroductionIn this assignment I will be exploring the legal, professional and ethical issues involved in bed bathing a patient/client in a hospital setting. I will be reflecting on a personal experience, experience during a seven week placement on a diabetic ward. I have decided to use a reflective cycle which is an adaptation from Gibbs’ (1988) model.This reflection has provided a systematic approach to my learning and to my nursing practice. Within this essay I intend to discuss approaches to assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating care....   [tags: Nursing Reflection]
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Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm - Healing Hospital: A Daring Paradigm The concentration of a healing hospital is to make an environment which aids to decrease the tension level of patients and their kin. When the patients are transferred to the hospitals they went through a lot of tension and anxiety like, frightening of the unknown, hurting therapeutic processes, modification in financial status because of the increasing expenses due to hospitalizing and are considerable as most hard times of their life. By careful self evaluation of the fact that spirituality is one of the greatest key factor in the healing recovery stage, the healing hospitals goal is to enhance overall wellness of the patients and their relatives like...   [tags: healthcare facilities, spirituality]
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Physical Assessment of a Hospital Patient - A physical assessment of the patient was performed on the afternoon of January 28, 2014. The following details were recorded. GENERAL P.S. is a well-developed, Hispanic male. He is moderately obese, with a significant portion of his body fat in his abdomen. He appears to be his stated age of 65, is appropriately groomed, and appears non-toxic. He was very pleasant and appeared to be in no apparent distress. He was alert and oriented to person, place, time, and location. His face and body appear to be symmetric with the exception of ptosis of his right eyelid....   [tags: Analysis, Results, Physical]
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Malnutrition in the Hospital Setting - ... distributing medication), thus not able to prioritise feeding12. It has been shown that the amount of time required for full eating assistance is up to 25 minutes, (compared to the usual nurse care time of 6 mins average /patient4, 13). Nine out of ten nurses in one large study indicated that they rarely had enough time to ensure those in their care ate properly 3. It is of no surprise that of the nurses surveyed by Walton 2, 54% expressed concern about the lack of time and staffing resources at meal times, and also a desire for a feeding assistance program (ideally volunteers)....   [tags: Australia's ageing population] 1784 words
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If Disney Ran Your Hospital - Introduction According to Fred Lee (2004) hospitals use clinical results and process improvement as a gauge of quality as this data can be readily measured and objective. Conversely, patients judge the quality of care by individual perception. Therein a gap of what the patient’s perception of quality care and how the healthcare providers perceive quality of care is created. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the Gaps Model of Service Quality while comparing the findings of the work done by Fred Lee in the book, If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 91/2 Things You would Do Differently....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Summer Internship in the Hospital - Summer intern in the hospital To fulfill the requirements to apply for graduate school, I started my internship as a medic last summer in a local hospital back in China. It was not only a great experience for improving professional techniques, but also I learnt the meaning of life and the responsibility I had on my shoulders. I was both excited and scared on my first day. I was curious about everything that I could see, smell and hear. I was excited because everything was new to me. The office was very quiet, all the physicians were concentrate on their work....   [tags: physician, blood pressure, nightmare] 1158 words
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Hospital Nursing and Medication Safety - How to engage hospital nursing staff in the promotion of medication safety A culture of medication safety has been a priority for many years; there has been less attention to incorporating culture of safety content into the engagement of the nursing staff. The goal of a culture of medication safety is to lessen harm to patients and providers through both system effectiveness and individual performance (Cronewett et al., 2007), numerous threats to patient safety remain and errors at all interface of care delivery....   [tags: culture, patient involvement]
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New Hospital in Brooklyn - Populations are increasing from the ratio of 10% to 20% each year. The cities are becoming crowded, but the provided facilities, like hospitals are unimproved and undeveloped. The people have no convenient hospitals where they can go and quickly get treatments. I read the news that you want to improve services to residents, which would be a dramatic change in the community. I argue to build a new hospital in our city because it would be prove to save lives, times and money. Hospital will best serve the needs of residents....   [tags: Community Improvement] 594 words
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History of Pre-hospital Care - Pre hospital care and clinical practice in civilian life is not a new idea, in fact it is has been around in one form or another for roughly 200 years. Its foundations lie in the military. During the Napoleonic wars with a French surgeon named Dominique-Jean Larrey. (1) Pre hospital care has come a long way from hauling fallen soldiers off the battlefield in a horse drawn carriage (1) to transporting patients in a different kind of carriage, a four wheel drive one to be precise. Pre hospital care and clinical practice owes many of its advancements in the 200 years since it has existed to the military....   [tags: clinical practice, golden hour]
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Ameliorating Hospital Working Conditions - It is found that most “nurses love their work and hate their jobs” (Berliner and Ginzberg 2742). Due to the current quality of the nurses’ environments, this is of no surprise. The major factor hindering the quality of hospitals is the level of stress in the workforce. While it is inevitable to eliminate stressors in all medical centers, how stress is perceived is a controllable factor. The idea of stress being controlled emphasizes the need for CISM programs in all health facilities of America to cope with the critical incidents and stress that occur on a daily basis....   [tags: Nursing, CISM]
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The Healing Hospital Paradigm - The inception of the “Healing Hospital” is not new. Healing hospitals in various forms have been around throughout history. As hospitals were slowly taken over by religious orders they became more holistic concentrating on all aspects of healing including physical, mental, and spiritual. Instead of focusing on the patient as a carrier of disease and death they began to look at them as a person that has certain fundamental needs for existence. One of these needs as fore mentioned is spirituality....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Charter Community Hospital (CHC) - Charter Community Hospital (CHC) is one of two community hospitals in Riverside County providing care to the fifth largest urban area within California. CHC is a 373 licensed bed facility with a level II trauma designation center. Other key services provided are accredited cancer, heart, and transplant care centers. This hospital has served the community for over 100 years, employs more than 2,500 individuals with 500 healthcare providers on staff. CHC’s mission and value statements are closely intertwined; they are a hospital determined to provide a commitment to care, comfort of patients and improving the overall health of the community....   [tags: Risk Assessment, Process Improvement]
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Reducing Hospital Acqured Infections - Solution implementation plan Reducing hospital-acquired infection (HAI) and helping hospitals become a safer place for patients is the responsibility of every employee. The first step in implementing the proposed innovation involves forming a committee comprising the nurse educators from both the ICU units, medical- surgical units, and the infection control department to help manage and become familiar with the project description and solution. Once they approve the project, the implementation of this evidenced-based practice (EBP) innovation can begin....   [tags: solution implementation plan]
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Short Story: Hotel Hospital - Waking up to the reek of antiseptic and hand sanitizer is not exactly how I planned to spend my Monday morning. I guess when doctors diagnose you with uterine cancer and say surgery is the only option, you jump into your car with your squeaky slippers and your Betty Bop pajamas and off you go. Having outpatient surgery is awesome and won’t require overnight stays, but being admitted and having your own paradise is disguise will leave you restless and moody. Don’t expect to have a menu with 3 course items, as you will be disappointed in your of cuisine....   [tags: personal narrative] 527 words
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Hospital Fall Prevention Programs - As population ages in all developing nations, impacts of falls remaining a huge problem for social and healthcare systems (Oliver, 2009). According to National Institute on Aging (NIA), in 2006 almost 500 million people worldwide were aged 65 or older. That number projected to reach 1 billion by 2030 with most rapid increases in developing countries. Because older adults are fastest growing segment of the United States population the problem is only going to get worth. An estimated 25% to 39% of adults aged 65 years or older fall each year (Keskin et al., 2008)....   [tags: Patient Education]
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My Medical Attachment in Sarawak General Hospital in Borneo, Malaysia - I did my medical attachment in Sarawak General Hospital (SGH), Borneo, Malaysia in another remaining four weeks of my elective period. This government hospital is older than the Selayang Hospital and it provides standard health facilities. I spent most of my time in General Medicine department. I felt so fortunate to get to know doctors in the SGH who are very dedicated, flexible and motivating. I gathered many clinical experiences related to both common and rare infectious diseases in SGH such as malaria, tuberculosis, dengue fever, Japanese Encephalitis....   [tags: medical attachment, United Kingdom, Hospitals, Mal] 584 words
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Staffing at a Hospital - No matter the breath or the depth of an organization, it will always have the inherent need for human resources. It is safe to say that without work force, no organization in the world would exist. Recognizing not only the need for people, but also more importantly, the need for skilled, efficient and loyal employees has been a key turning point in defining the role of the Human Resource professional. However, some of the most important and challenging functions of human resource professionals are directly related to the recruitment, selection, training, and appraisal of the organization's employees or potential employee....   [tags: Business Human Resources] 784 words
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Hospital Pharmacy - The subspecialty in pharmacy I choose is hospital pharmacy. As a current employee at the University of Utah inpatient pharmacy, I see the implementation of the concepts of pharmacy informatics discussed in class. Pharmacy informatics enables me to practice pharmacy quickly, safely, and in the best interests of the patient. The computerized physician order entry allows for less error and requires less interpretation by the pharmacy staff. This saves the pharmacists time which they can allocate to verifying more orders....   [tags: Medicine]
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Hospital Supplier Going Above and Beyond, Angeica Medical and Hospital Export Center - ... Angelica Medical & Hospital Export Center has a quality assurance department to guarantee the highest level of delivery standards. Quality assurance will monitor the end product but also checks the quality aspects of every stage in the AMHEC supply chain. Examples of aspects we monitor are our supplies sites, production data and performance; also have personal monitor our cargo planes to and from shipment. All results are evaluated and used to optimize AMHEC product and service quality. In order to promote any product, we need to find out counties with high and growing levels of purchasing power are good choices for companies looking for attractive global markets....   [tags: manufacturer, health, overseas] 990 words
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Hospital Case Study - The cost of Medical equipment plays a significant role in the delivery of health care. The clinical engineering at Victoria Hospital is an important branch of the hospital team management that are working to strategies ways to improve quality of service and lower cost repairs of equipments. The team members from Biomedical and maintenance engineering’s roles are to ensure utilization of quality equipments such as endoscope and minimize length of repair time. All these issues are a major influence in the hospital’s project cost....   [tags: Business Management ] 1302 words
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Hospital Bed Shortage - ... Another cause is that more doctors are transferring from the public sector to the private sector, as the private sector pays more money. With fewer doctors, patients cannot be treated fast enough, and have a longer stay at the hospital. While they are staying there, they will take up bed space, resulting in a bed crunch. ¬¬¬ Also, medical tourists take up space in public hospitals due to the fact that Singapore’s healthcare system is one of the best in the world. In 2013 alone, there were around 94,000 medical tourists in Singapore, a 13% increase from 2012....   [tags: Changi General, Tang Tock Seng] 1546 words
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Seattle Children's Hospital - ... Improving their management systems to support safe practice, accelerate the implementation of Clinical Standard Work, and improve medication safety through enhanced oversight and pharmacy staffing. A short term goal designed to best perform this long term goal is to develop and integrated safety index to track their progress towards eliminating preventable harm. (Seattle Children's Hospital, 2014) Seattle Children’s Hospital’s second goal is to control and reduce the cost of providing care; this long term goal is meant to anticipate and respond to healthcare reform and the changing healthcare environment to ensure that all healthcare providers can continue to serve all children within th...   [tags: medical, educational time, children]
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Hospital Emergency Preparedness - In the event of major emergency hospitals themselves have two main missions: provide patient care and protect their staff and facility (American Hospital Assoc). Hospitals and other healthcare related facilities are expected to respond in a coordinated fashion, since hospitals play an important role in disaster response due the treatment role. Healthcare facilities are responsible for preventing and reducing the spread of disease as well as injuries (Heide). Hospital preparedness has become a focus of local, state, and federal governments seeking to address emergencies or disasters that affect the public health....   [tags: Emergency Management ]
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Hospital Industry Analysis - As requested by Rob Geis, my supervising manager, this is an analysis pf the hospital industry. The industry includes licensed professionals in medical and surgical hospitals, providing inpatient care to needy citizens. As a primary resource for healthcare around the world, hospitals are a large contributor to the wellness of the citizens it serves. With 5,723 registered hospitals in the United States, the industry is a large and growing part of healthcare services (American Hospital Association, 2014)....   [tags: Strategic Management Paper] 1114 words
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Cathedral Hill Hospital - ... The focused effort with fewer people actually resulted in a higher productivity rate, likely due to the continuity of team members and intimacy of the team, and avoided the inefficiencies of coordinating within a large team. The additional time also allowed the team to more fully coordinate the drawings prior to agency approval, an opportunity anticipated to significantly reduce field changes and subsequent agency review. Planning The California Pacific Medical Center hired SMWM to design the association of two acute care facilities on one of CPMC’s existing campuses with the condition that they sign a multiparty contract with Sutter....   [tags: california pacific medical center] 1582 words
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The Importance of Hand-Washing in a Hospital Environment - Why is proper hand washing in a hospital setting vital to a patient’s health. Hospitals all across America are cracking down on employees washing their hands before and after leaving a patients room. Patients are coming in for a simple procedure and staying longer due to the fact of catching something while in the hospital. Three of the major infections patients are catching are c-Diff (clostridium Difficile), MRSA (Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus), and Norovirus. “ If employees followed the guidelines by CDC (Center for Disease Control) and their employer infections can be reduce by up to one- third” ( Creedon 208-209)....   [tags: Health & Wellness]
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Physician-Hospital Arrangements In Professional Integration - Professional integration and the type selected for many healthcare organizations will determine their success when they begin implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). Cuellara & Gertlerb (2006) list the five most common arrangements in use: Independent Physicians Associations (IPAs), Open Physician–Hospital Organizations (OPHOs), Closed Physician–Hospital Organizations (CPHOs), Management Service Organizations (MSOs), and Fully Integrated Organizations (FIOs). Each of these five types of professional integration has proven successful however there have been many failures, which ultimately led to a degraded access and quality of health care in those communitie...   [tags: Healthcare]
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The Positive Impact of Performance Management at Peel Hospital - In the increasingly competitive market, it is essential that organizations form and implement an effective organizational performance management system to help gain competitive advantage. The performance management system should have several activities that will help to develop the goals of the organization; it should also help in monitoring organizational progress and to make adjustments to accomplish the goals more efficiently with minimal barriers (Shackleton, 2007). The Peel Memorial Hospital in Brampton Ontario along with other hospitals and regional health facilities were facing major challenges....   [tags: business, management, case study, solution]
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