Even though, it may be impossible to prevent every fall, nurses play a vital role in reducing the number of falls. Use of detailed fall risk assessment tool such as the one used by SF hospital, open communication with patients and all hospital personnel about current fall prevention protocols, and use of bed alarms for high risk and confused patients can be beneficial to reduce fall. References Works Cited Dacenko-Grawe, L., & Holm, K. (2008). Evidence-based practice: a falls prevention program that continues to work. MEDSURG NURSING, 17(4), 223-227.
Causes of the falls, fall-preventing interventions, routines of documentation and reporting and the nurses experience from when the fall took place were also collected and used in this study (Struksness et al., 2011). Caring for older people with dementia is a complex process and it needs careful assessments by qualified nursing staff. Different group of nurses were included in this study such as registered nurses (RNs) enrolled nurses (ENs), and few unskilled nurses aids. This study is significant to nursing, because it shows that ongoing comprehensive systematic assessment, documentation, and continuing education can prevent falls in older people with dementia (Struksness et al., 2011). Method... ... middle of paper ... ...th dementia is complex and it needs careful assessments of risk for falls by qualified nursing staff.
The goals later became effective January 1, 2003 to address specific areas of concern in regards to patient safety. Upon implementation, these goals have been effective in reducing the number of medication errors, improving communication between healthcare providers, and reducing hospital-acquired infections in patients. Thousands of individuals are admitted each year and require medication in the hospital setting. With the increasing number of admissions due to disease and illness affecting today’s society leads to the likelihood of nurses committing medication errors. Over the years errors resulting from medication have been the leading cause of injury in hospitalized patients.
End of life care in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) can be very stressful for ICU nurses due their need to rapidly transition from curative care to end of life care, therefore the interventions they choose are very important. The qualitative study “A Study of the Lived Experiences of Registered Nurses who have Provided End-of-Life Care Within an Intensive Care Unit,” by Holms (2014), explores the experiences of ICU nurses who have provided end of life care to dying patients and their families in the ICU. End of life care according to Radbruch and Payne, is “synonymous with palliative care yet it is more specific to acutely unwell patients who require palliative care in the last few hours, days or weeks of their lives” (As cited in Homs, 2014, p. 549). Sadly, patients in the ICU are critically or terminally ill, and most are unable to plan their own end of life care. Therefore, nurses in the ICU are needed to help guide patients and family members through this process.
“Variables included total staff member work hours and nurse-sensitive outcome rates for CLIs, pressure ulcers, medication errors, falls and restraint application duration rates (ie, duration for use of mechanical restraints)(Garrett, 2008, p.1197).” The technique that was used in this research was the quantitative method. The text book defines quantitative research as “a traditional approach to research in which variables are identified and measured in a reliable and valid way” (Houser, 2015). This study that was conducted identified variables as stated above as well as collected data from diverse units of hospitals to analyze separately to measure the outcomes. The participants of this study included ninety five patient care units from ten adult acute care hospitals for this sample. The instrument used by the researcher was from an observational form that
Errors with medications have been found to be the most common cause of adverse drug effects (Brady, Malone, Fleming, 2009). Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago conducted a research in 2012 that approximately forty percent of the hospitalized clients have encountered a medication error (Lahue et al., 2012). A nurse’s role is to identify and report these medication errors immediately in order to stop or minimize any possible harm to the patients. Ethical moral dilemmas arise when reporting the mistakes that have been made by one’s own colleagues, acquaintances, peers, or physicians. Ethical dilemma situation A traveling nurse is taking care of four patients on med surg floor at the hospital during a Monday morning shift.
Team Name & Number: JABEER-J, Team 6 Topic: Preventing burnout in newly graduated nurses Issue: Burnout is prevalent among newly graduated nurses, affecting 1 of 5 nurses in the first three years of their career (Rudman & Gustavsson, 2011, p.293). Our goal is to prevent burnout among newly graduated nurses by minimizing the psychological distress they experience in their first few years as a nurse. Background: A current study shows that 66% of new graduate nurses experience severe burnout due to poor workplace environment (Laschinger & Fida, 2014, p. 20). Rudman and Gustavsson (2011) reported that newly graduated nurses have 50% chance of developing high levels of severe burnout during their second year post graduation (p. 292). According
Barriers to pain management in emergency departments. Emergency Nurse, 15, 30-34. Retrieved from http://nurse2nurse.ie/Upload/NA5178Emergency%20Nurse%20Article%20martin%20duignan.pdf Hall, J. K., Boswell, M. V. (2009). Ethics, law, and pain management as a patient right. Pain Physician, 12 , 499-504.
Nurse’s Duty in Fall Prevention especially in patients undergoing Hemodialysis Falls can happen at any time and place in a hospital setting. It is a major patient safety issue causing injury, distress and even death. According to Debra Hain (2012), “In 2010, there were 2.35 million emergency room visits for non-fatal injuries in older adults with over 25% requiring hospitalization” (pg. 251). Falls can interrupt a person’s quality of life but also have a financial effect on the healthcare system (Hain, 2012).
Interruptions and distractions are commonplace in the healthcare world, and a nurse must learn how to handle these situations and not let it impact the care of properly administering medications to the patient in the correct and safe manner. A complete and strategic approach allows stability and proper communication for all members of the health care team to ensure that safety is the highest priority during medication administration and handling. References Hanna Pirinen, Lotta Kauhanen, Riitta Danielsson-Ojala, et al., “Registered Nurses’ Experience with the Medication Administration Process”, Advances in Nursing, vol 2015, Article ID 941589, 10 pages, 2015. doi:10.1155/2015/941589 Bravo, K., Cochran, G., & Barett, R. (2016). Nursing Strategies to Increase Medication Safety in Inpatient Settings. Journal of Nursing Care Quality.