Many may disagree with the CMS directive for some medical devices because it consumes time and resources for unnecessary maintenance, but CMS recommends that at least there should be a frequent maintenance for each medical equipment. CMS has skills in administrating the healthcare programs effectively, and it continues its efforts to improve the safety of patient and medical equipment in the healthcare industry.
Patient falls is not an easy thing to eliminate. With many clinical challenges, there’s no easy answer to the challenges posed by patient falls; howe... ... middle of paper ... ...ches indicate how nurses can ensure prevention and mitigation of the problems experienced due to falls. There are various strategies that can be used to enhance the safety of individuals from falls. In order to be able to deal with these issues within the healthcare facilities, nurses must be involved in the effective policy making so that the risks of patient falling can be amicably dealt with. On the other hand, the nurses must be placed at the forefront of the implementation process of the designed interventions.
Their mission is, “To advance patient safety, reduce ... ... middle of paper ... ...ts and their families from filing a malpractice suit. One of the key aspects to running a successful healthcare facility is continuous quality care. In essence, risk management, patient safety, and full-disclosure programs all play vital roles in quality care. Averting medical errors, recognizing problems, and finding ways to resolve these concerns are the organization’s objectives. A risk management program identifies the problem and determines the severity of a claim.
The failure to monitor a patient in hospital is also one of the negligent behaviors and can lead to significant complications if the patient’s condition deteriorates. According to Reising & Allen, (2007) “Frequent monitoring of patients should be considered important during the hospital stay and, if the medical team fails in this responsibility, it may be considered negligent medical care”. The above Scenario shows the negligent behavior from doctors and nurses. The patient should be considered serious from the beginning. His treatment should be started immediately at the time of his arrival which could prevent him from further consequences.
bed in lowest position, call light in reach and adequate light in room etc must be implemented for all patients. Moreover, transparent and proper reporting for fall will help analyze more critically, identify risk factors to implement individual care plan for fall risk patients. In addition, I think robust intervention should be implemented for proper management of falls. Remember, preventing fall can prevent devastating life after fall of a patient, so save a life by doing the right things as a nurse.
Ebsco Host, p. 423. “Policy, Practice, and Education” article was developed to address effective and acceptable healthcare standards. Author Angela R. Mun explains that information systems relating to patient information must conform to federal, state, and local laws. Also mentioned are some fallacies that healthcare organizations must be aware of such as opportunities, barriers, and limitation plus restriction consideration while developing policy ethics. We have also located statistical facts and additional agency resources that can be consider for this project.
Guided by the principle that confidentiality is essential in developing strong trust between patients and healthcare providers, the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) members are committed to ensuring that patient records are disclosed and only available to medical personnel and others acquired by law. In July 1999, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), introduced a new Patient's Rights Condition of Participation (CPO) that hospitals must meet to be approved for, or to continue participation in the Medicare and Medicaid programs. The Health Insurance and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) addresses the security and privacy of health data and also issues standards for electronic health care transactions. The vast accumulations of personal medical data gives rise to serious privacy concerns as a result of the potential for misuse. The confidentiality of personal health information is an issue that affects every American.
Though the situation may look bleak, doctors need to take up the responsibility to be honest with their patients in order to honor the principle of respect for autonomy, and yet be beneficent by presenting a sense of realistic hope that treatment will succeed so that they will not easily give up on their chance of living. Only when there is a life-or-death emergency where there little time for the physician to react in both an autonomous and beneficent manner is when benevolent deception can be justified. In any other circumstances, the use of benevolent deception presents too many dangerous consequences that can negatively affect patients in a most devastating way.
Falls can interrupt a person’s quality of life but also have a financial effect on the healthcare system (Hain, 2012). Falls are preventable and in order to reduce the rates for falls nurses must be more vigilant in their assessments to identify patients that are at risk, especially for those undergoing hemodialysis. Discussion Hemodialysis works by connecting a patient to a machine that filters and removes the body of waste products through a dialyzer. Treatment complications can arise, such as post-dialysis hypotension and muscle cramping which places patients at risk for falls (Hain, 2012). Co-morbid conditions such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease, osteoporosis, diabetic neuropathy, or urinary incontinence can also put a patient at even greater risk (Hain, 2012).
EHRs help doctors to establish a better health care treatment for the patients. In the event, a physician deviates from an already marked care that has been provided to the courts could be a liability that could be a liability to the doctor. The upside to this if the documentation is noted well and within guidelines and well evidence –based care could be helpful in court. Due to so many records are in electronics there is a bigger exposure to HIPPA violations. HIPPA, known as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that provides privacy and security for safeguarding medical information from