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[The medical field is very important to us all, and when you become the patient in a hospital your mindset changes all together. This paper will be about patient satisfaction while in the hospital. There are major concerns when patients or their family are admitted into the hospital. Hospitals are very concerned with patient satisfaction and the scores that come with it.
Patient satisfaction is very important in hospital settings. The patients are the heartbeat to the large body of doctors, nurses, aids, and dietary. Being able to effectively make the patients stay or visit more satisfactory is important in a hospital. The
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Patient safety and Medical errors are one of the major concerns of healthcare industry. Our group decided to throw more light on the present situation of this issue. In this paper we have given a clear picture about the types of errors, how these errors occur and towards the end we have discussed on how to prevent these errors. The implementation of the actions to prevent errors discussed in our paper will help in improving and reducing them. In doing so, we can be leaders in an effort to provide the best care possible to all Americans. We have also discussed about the importance of patient safety. Reducing errors and improving how we respond to error is but a subset of the all
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have shown an increased association between satisfaction levels, patient’s compliance and success of the treatment. With the healthcare market turning from a seller’s market into buyers market, healthcare providers are turning more and more towards marketing of their services. This requires a marketing information system, which provides information that is accurate, timely a need-based. For this, a relevant tool for hospital administrators today is a patient satisfaction survey, which reveals the patient satisfaction levels with the hospitals. This survey was conducted to collect information regarding the attitudes of patients
attending both inpatient and outpatient department.
One of the
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NURS 406 Clinical
Patient Story Interview
A.H. woke up early one morning around 7a.m. with a pain she has never felt before. At first, the pain just felt like "cramps telling me I needed to go to the restroom" according to A.H. but as the morning progressed the pain became sharper and nauseating. Finally, a family member came to visit and found A.H lying on the bathroom floor in excruciating pain with tears running down her cheeks. Once the pain became too much to bear around 10 a.m., A.H.'s sister decided it was time to make a trip to the emergency room.
Upon arrival to the ER lobby around 10:30, the pain was everywhere causing symptoms of shortness of breath along with
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Understanding the Patient Intake Process
Patient Intake Process
The process of patient intake can be time consuming and demanding if the flow of the office is not well-organized. Furthermore, the intake process involves collecting personal information from the patient before the time of the visit. The information process includes asking if they were a previous patient before. If yes or no, then one will continue preparing for the office visit. One must gather the patient name, insurance information, contact number, and the reason for their visit. All of
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The quality of healthcare an individual receives can all boil down to how well a patient’s record are documented and the ability to access that patient’s information. The ability to access and locate vital health care information can be life or death for a patient. The ability to locate vital patient healthcare information is crucial to the assessment of patient care.
A patient’s record can be comprised of five main parts consisting of medical history, lab results/diagnostic results, problem list, clinical notes, and treatment notes. The medical history includes patient demographics, chief complaint (reason why patient is seeking care), history of present illness, past medical history
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Patient Care Improvement
Tracer methodology is an evaluation method used by Joint Commission surveyors where they select a patient (resident or client) and use that individual’s record as a roadmap to move through an organization to assess and evaluate the organization’s compliance with selected standards and the organization’s systems of providing care and services. Surveyors retrace the specific care processes that an individual experienced by observing and talking to staff in areas that the individual received care. As surveyors follow the course of a patient’s treatment, they assess the health care organization’s compliance with Joint Commission standards. They conduct this compliance
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The National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program was introduced by The Joint Commission in 2002. The public became concerned about patient safety after the Institute of Medicineâ€™s (IOM) publication of To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System. This publication made Americans aware that patient safety was at stake and, more alarming, yearly deaths were higher than motor vehicle accidents due to preventable adverse events (Kohn, Corrigan, & Donaldson, 2000). Along with concern for patient safety in healthcare organizations came the use of Quality Indicators (QIs) in order to assess performance in healthcare (Farquhar, 2008). The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ
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Patient Support Services
Vanassa Kay Fultz
HCA305: The U.S. Health Care System
November 1, 2010
Patient Support Services
Patient Support Service is information and advice on your local health care services, help the public be informed of what services are available to them. Also can help resolve any problems with their healthcare service and advise them on how to make a formal complaint if needed. The social services department helps patients with discharge plans and help with the community based services. Generally this department assists patients and their family with achieving the best social and domestic environment for the patients care and recovery. (Sultz
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The purpose of this evaluation is to make a clinical observation and diagnosis of the patient, King Lear. The patient before the traumatic events is showing symptoms of predisposed insanity. In the beginning of the play the irrational actions of dividing the kingdom, rejecting Cordelia his youngest, most loved daughter, and the banishment of his dedicated vassal Kent. â€œHere I disclaim all my paternal care/Propinquity and property of blood/And as a stranger to my heart and me.â€ (Act I, Scene I 114-116). These hasty actions lead me to believe that the patient as an ill-balanced mind and there is a presence of a disease. Kent only tells King Lear he is insane to reward the flattery of his
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Project –Part 3 * * Tim McDougald
Legalized Euthanasia Would Not Lead to Involuntary Killing.
Independent Variables: PAS (patient assistant suicide), euthanasia, patient right to die, Netherlands, Nazis, Hitler
Dependent Variables: death, slippery slope arguments, legalization of euthanasia/PAS, and modern America.
This article addresses the issue that euthanasia would not lead to involuntary killing of patients. Slippery slope arguments against euthanasia say that PAS (patient assisted suicide) will be used in medical cases that are not well-known and will lead to doctors, who utilize euthanasia as an option, running the hospitals of America. Basically, this type of argument is
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change in the behavioural response of the patient in health related matters. Moreover, effective problem solving decision and strategies making skill derived from a strong basis of information are behaviours expected from nurses that require to be grown during their professional education. The goal of this assignment is to offer needs or problems orientated approach to care using a nursing process (Taylor 2000).
In this case study, a problem solving approach is used for assessing, analyzing, planning, implanting and evaluating the patient’s problem. The problem of a patient is recognised following a thorough assessment, and then plans are made for her care and implemented and evaluated for
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The Patient Protection and Affordable 1
Running head: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Monrolyn Dixon Richardson
Dr Retta Evans
HAS 505 Essentials of Health Care Marketing.
Patient Protection and Affordable 2
1. Determine how this Federal law will affect market-driven and non-market driven decisions.
I believe that the new Federal will affect the market-driven planning by actually following
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The purpose of this study is to present the case of 33 years old female that had an examination performed at the County Hospital. Also, to list equipment used and procedures necessary for producing the diagnostic images ordered. In addition, presenting findings as well as presenting extensive related pathology research, signs, symptoms, and possible treatment options.
On June 3rd 2008 a 33 years old female presented at the County Hospital for a three view sacrum and coccyx study, due to mid buttocks and coccyx area pain caused by patient falling approximately a year prior. Patients’ ID was verified using three methods of authentication and a thorough history was obtained. Patient
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Patient Educational Plan
NUR/427 HEALTH AND CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT
April 17, 2011
Patient Educational Plan
Patient Description: Jorge Sanchez
Jorge Sanchez is a 53 year old Hispanic male, naturalized citizen from Mexico. He completed high school here in the United States, but struggled as English is his second language. He lives in Mesa, Arizona with his wife, mother, and three children. His wife was born here in the United States and works as a Realtor, she handles much of the family’s finances, health information and scheduling. He works as a concrete finisher and has been for 25 years. His family history includes coronary artery disease and
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Understanding the Patient Intake Process
April 25, 2010
Understanding the Patient Intake Process
The patient intake process is designed to retrieve patient information , new or established during the check in process at a clinic, hospital, or doctors office. It is important to maintain a efficient intake process and a strong patient flow.
An important part of health care quality is patient satisfaction. The impact of patient arrival times to appointments affect the overall patient flow in the office, clinic or hospital during the course of an ambulatory visit. Patient waiting time, time spent with the physician, and time spent in the
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Computer Based Patient Information System
Some people keep asking “What is the importance of patient record?” According to medicalprotection.org the main reason for maintaining medical records is to ensure continuity of care for the patient. They may also be required for legal purposes if, for example, the patient pursues a claim following a road traffic accident or an injury at work. For health professionals, good medical records are vital for defending a complaint or clinical negligence claim; they provide a window on the clinical judgment being exercised at the time. In general, records that are adequate for continuity of care are also sufficiently
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Steps in the Medical Billing Process
July 11, 2010
Allen Chighizola, MBA, S.S.P.
Steps in the Medical Billing Process
There are several steps in the medically billing process. These steps should be followed to ensure appropriate, timely payment for patient’s medical services. Further, these 10 steps help provide more billing accuracy for medical service providers.
The first step is to pre-register the patient. This procedure involves collecting current information, such as, address, phone number, and updated insurance information. After this is done appointments are scheduled.
In the next step it is the medical insurance specialist
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TREATING A PATIENT WITH CANCER:
MAINTAINING PATIENT QUALITY OF LIFE
Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases in the U.S. Case (2011) noted that the 2010 report of the American Cancer Society (ACS) indicated that more than a million an d a half new cases of cancer are diagnosed every year. Along with physical disease, cancer also brings a significant impact on the patient’s overall quality of life (QOL). This paper asserts that for optimal patient outcome, healthcare workers, particularly nurses, need to attend to the cancer patient’s overall QOL rather than simply focusing on the physical disease of cancer.
This essay will first address the issue of understanding
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"Does the EMR actually protect patient privacy and what are the
regulatory ramifications in the US on EMR implementation?”
Table of Contents:
I. MEDICAL RECORDS THEN AND NOW
A. Paper-Based Medical Records VS. Electronic Medical Records
B. Benefits, Potential Problems and Cost of the EMR
II. HEALTH CARE PRIVACY LAW
1.What is HIPAA?
2. HIPPA Privacy & Security
B. HIPAA and EMR
III. CAN ANYTHING BE DONE TO PROTECT PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY/ PRIVACY?
A. Why Should Patient Privacy Be Afforded Privacy Protection Regulation?
B. Patient Privacy Within EMR
IV. SPANNING THE MILES
Intranet & Extranet
Software & IM/IT
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Running head: OLDER ADULT PATIENT EDUCATION ISSUES
Older Adult Patient Education Issues
Lisa D. Johnican
Grand Canyon University
Older Adult Patient Education Issues
The more a patient knows about his or her disease and understands reasons and methods for treatment, the better off s/he will be in the long run even if that long run is fatal. Patient education has significant benefits, including the improved ability of the patient to cope with the inevitable, more satisfaction with the care s/he receives, fewer complications and better recovery. Teaching older patients about their illness and strategies to cope with it will help them to feel more in control and
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Do Doctors’ Communication Skills Affect Patient Health?
Montana State University
Exploring Communications Studies 200
[ April 19, 2014 ]
Dr. Daniel D. Gross
One of the biggest complaints that a patient has is their inability to effectively communicate with their physician. A patients’ fear and intimidation of their physician can prevent them from being forthcoming about their symptoms and lifestyle behaviors. In addition, the lack of effective listening that the physician possesses can also limit the patients’ ability to express their needs. Effective communication is imperative to the health outcomes of the patient and this paper will look at
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Can Adequate Nurse Staffing Improve Patient Outcomes?
Nursing is more than caring for the sick and injured. It is a twenty-four hour
inpatient monitoring system. It is well known that nurses spend significantly more time
caring for and looking after patients than any other profession. They routinely monitor
and report changing patient conditions around the clock that aid physicians in modifying
and updating treatment plans to improve health and prevent complications. The level of safety of hospitalized patients and the degree of quality care that they receive has more to do than fixed nurse-to-patient ratios. It has been well established in the literature that when nursing
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Patient Education Plan for Larry Garcia
Timber L. Keys
January 14, 2013
Patient Education Plan for Larry Garcia
An important component of a nurse’s daily responsibilities is to provide the patient with the knowledge base he or she will need to improve their quality of life after the illness. Patient education is a central part of the practice of all health professionals. Patient education services are delivered during direct care given by health care practitioners and are also available in separate programs (Redman, 2007). This patient education plan will identify and determine how to fulfill the gaps in education regarding Larry Garcia’s newly diagnosis of
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other uses for this capacity. BWH can also evaluate making some of underutilized wards can converted to ICU as demand arises and converted back to regular wards as demand reduces.
Yield Management of BWH:
Based on case, a comprehensive yield management system incorporating all strategies relating to demand for and supply of services was not incorporated to. Its not clear that how far their existing Yield management system has the ability to segment patient requirements into different service classes and helps for an efficient yield management. They should have implemented Yield management software applications which can be customized do this for them, which will same the time and energy
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Society, 2013). However, detecting SCLC can be tricky. However, if an individual experiences chest discomfort or pain, a cough that does not go away, trouble breathing, wheezing, or blood in their mucus coughed up from the lungs they should check with their doctor immediately (National Cancer Institute, 2013).
HOW SCLC AFFECTS THE BODY
Patients with SCLC experience weight loss along with loss of appetite. This disease also makes the patient tire and week. Moreover, when lung cancer spreads to other organs, it could cause bone pain, headaches, dizziness, balance problems, or seizures (American Cancer Society, 2013).
According to the National Cancer Institute (2013
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The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is often referred to “Obamacare”. This act was signed by president Barrack Obama on March 23, 2010. The PPACA will ensure all Americans have access to quality, affordable health care with lower prices. The government claims that the act is fully paid for and gives most Americans the quality health insurance that they deserve. The goal of this act is also to reduce the deficit over the next ten years. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act states that things will be run differently in the years to come. The changes from this act started in 2010, but by 2014 the new insurance reforms will be put into action and bigger changes
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Grade Recieved - "A"
Quality of care has always been a concern in the U.S. health care system. Although great strides have been made to improve the quality of care delivered, many critics still believe that the United States has a long way to go before truly delivering uniform quality care.
How would you define quality of care from the provider and patient perspectives?
Why do you feel that quality can be viewed as a strength and a weakness of the U.S. health care system?
Be sure to provide at least 2 reasons for this, and use properly cited references in your answer.
Quality of care is basically when the right care is conducted at the right time, at a reasonable
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Crystalloids versus Colloids for the Critical Care/ITU Patient
Introduction: Fluid Balance, Resuscitation, and the Crystalloid-Colloid Debate
Fluid imbalance in the critical care patient may result from several conditions including hypovolemia, normovolemia with maldistribution of fluid and hypervolemia (Kreimeier, 2000, p. 4). Hypovolemia is a common cause of fluid imbalance and may be induced by blood loss from trauma, or by dehydration due to fluid loss via gastrointestinal illness, fever, complications of diabetes mellitus, or renal dysfunction (Kreimeier, 2000). The resultant decrease in circulating blood volume may lead to decreased venous return, and in severe cases, to arterial
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Remote patient monitoring devices supports in monitoring of patient’s physical condition. Patient does not need to visit the medical practitioner. Digital technology is used in remote patient monitoring devices to gather health and other forms of medical data to securely pass on to healthcare providers situated at different location for clinical review. The accuracy of remote patient monitoring devices allows reliable diagnosis, leading to a more specific and efficient treatment. Remote patient monitoring devices helps to reduce costs of hospital stays by continuing to monitor patient condition, irrespective of patient location and also it helps to reduce overcrowding at clinics and
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Research Critique, Part 1: Hospital Nurse Staffing and Patient Mortality, Nurse Burnout, and Job Dissatisfaction
Grand Canyon University: NRS-433V
The broad research problem leading to this study is the belief that nursing shortage in facilities leads to patient safety issues. The review of available literature on this topic shows strong evidence that lower nurse staffing levels in hospitals are associated with worse patient outcomes. Some of these outcomes include very high patient to nurse ratio, fatigue for nurses leading to costly medical mistakes, social environment, nursing staff attrition from the most affected facilities. The study specifically
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Rob wants to confront his mother who never embraced him as a child. Willing to talk about his past in order to move on with his life.
Rob shows a pattern of the following disorders: panic disorder: he has palpitations of the heart, sweeting and fear of losing control or going crazy. Dysthymic disorder: insomnia, overeating, low self-esteem, difficulty making decisions and feelings hopelessness. Identify Problems: Rob patterns fit the syndrome of identity problem. He is uncertain about friendship patterns, sexual orientation and behavior, moral and religious values and group loyalties. Adjustment Disorder: nervousness, worry and fear of separation from his Navy officer
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The improved lives of CRT-implanted patients provide enough evidence to validate the growth of global and Chinese left heart leads industry.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) have become very common with the aging and geriatric population around the world. As relevant to any other part of the world, it is one of the most common reasons for hospital admissions in China. Local lifestyle has changed drastically over the recent past given the changes in socioeconomic face of the republic. Eating disorders, irregular biological cycles, stressful working hours, and unsafe habits such as smoking further increase the risks of CVDs. Maximum cases of heart failures in this region are due to hypertension
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A. Nurse sensitive indicators are factors that are directly impacted by nursing. There indicators fall into three categories; structure, process and outcomes of nursing care. The structure indicators are the organizational piece of nursing care. These relates to the amount of staff on duty at a given time, how many RN's are on duty and experience level of the staff. For example, evidence indicates institutions with a higher number of RN’s possessing a Bachelor Degree in nursing result in improved patient outcomes. The process indicators measure nursing care such as patient assessment, patient care and intervention. These are the organizational policies and procedures of nursing. The
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Advanced Nursing Practice I
Genitourinary Care Plan Case
Genitourinary Care Plan
Patient Initials: H.M Age: 60 years old Sex: Male
Client Complaints: Decreased Urinary flow, dysuria, nocturia, urinary frequency, low grade fever.
HPI (History of Present Illness):
This 60 year old Hispanic male presents at the clinic today with a chief complaint of urinary frequency, decreased urine flow, increased nocturia, slight terminal dysuria and low grade fever. The patient was experiencing these symptoms for the past two years, but they had increased a whole lot more during the last two weeks. Upon
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The implementation of electronic health record systems is increasing at a rapid rate. The increases are due to the financial incentives offered by the Health Information and Technology for Economics and Clinical Health Act of 2009. Stage one of meaningful use mandates that patients be provided with an electronic copy of their health information at the end of the visit. Stage two of meaningful use requires that the patient has the ability to view their health information online, to download, and/or disseminate information about hospital admissions to their healthcare provider via a patient portal (Goldzweig, 2012).
The patient portal goal is to provide information
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OR paper 3/15/13
The job for the RN in the preoperative setting is one of an educator, patient advocate, and a promoter of health and safety for the patient. They will collect data from the patient to get an understanding of their medical history. The RN will also perform an assessment and make sure patient is stable for surgery before being transferred to the surgical unit. She will look at all lab values for the patient and make sure that the surgical checklist has been filled out and signed. The RN will check to see that the informed consent form has been signed and address any concerns the patient or family may have at this time. If the patient requires further explanation
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Healthcare Communication Methods
Healthcare technology is rapidly changing and increasing the ways that healthcare providers and patients can communicate with each other. Besides the phone, interpersonal communication, and standard mail; many providers are starting to make use of email, text message, websites, electronic health records, and patient portals. As communication options increase there is more if an increased risk of HIPAA violations. In the following report there will be a focus on patient portals explaining the benefits, effectiveness, and how it is used for marketing of other healthcare products and services.
One Benefit to the Patient
A patient portal is a website or
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Verification (Universal Protocol)," the Preoperative / Preprocedure verification is a five step process. This process needs to be expanded to meet the minimum standard of care. The following corrective actions must be immediately implemented.
The patient must be properly identified at the time of admission. The admissions staff will require the patient to provide proper identification while verbally verifying their name and date of birth. If the patient is unable to verify their identity, a family member or other legal representative must be able to identify the patient. Identification bands will be verified and placed on the patient as the patient is being admitted. Confirmation of the
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Administrative Ethics Paper
September 17, 2012
Administrative Ethics Paper
For some time now there has been a deal of attention that is directed to issues of patient privacy. The time and technology has moved rapidly in advancement in information on retrieving it and the healthcare delivery system with nontraditional relations with other business entities. Physicians try their best to maintain strong ethical standards and principles that pertain to the patients’ privacy information. Due to these issues of patient privacy in 1966 they passed the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act because of patients fear that their personal
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Team-Based Health Care Delivery
Grand Canyon University: HCA-515-0101
June 16, 2015
Health care has evolved and is continuously evolving. The management of care now involves different clinicians to better assess, diagnose and cure a patient. The clinicians evolved from a general practitioner to a team now comprised of Physician’s Assistant, Nurse, License Practical Nurse and Specialists. These health care professionals now compose a team of health care providers that are essential in a patient’s over all health care. The team-based approach is a delivery system that provides a patient an all-encompassing health care delivery system. “ By practicing in a
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Exercise 11: Blood Analysis: Activity 5: Blood Cholesterol Lab Report Pre-lab Quiz Results You scored 100% by answering 4 out of 4 questions correctly. 1. Cholesterol is a lipid substance that You correctly answered: e. is all of the above. 2. LDLs have been identified as You correctly answered: c. a potential source of damage to the interior of arteries. 3. A desirable level of total cholesterol per deciliter of blood is You correctly answered: d. between 100 and 200 milligrams. 4. Abnormal levels of total cholesterol per deciliter of blood could be caused by You correctly answered: b. liver disease.
Experiment Results Predict Question: Predict Question: Patient 4
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CRITICAL THINKING 1
Azusa Pacific University
BRNS 271 Theories and Concepts in Professional Nursing
Professor Catherine Mc Phee
October 12, 2011
CRITICAL THINKING 2
According to Kearney-Nunnery (2008), “critical thinking is viewed as engaging in purposeful cognitive activity directed toward establishing a belief or map of action” (p. 159). Critical thinking requires that we use a systematic and logical process to address the challenges we face during patient care delivery. Critical thinking requires us to continually question our beliefs. Critical thinking necessitates that we take the
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Organizational Systems & Quality Leadership
RTT1 Task 1
Western Governors University Texas
Nursing-sensitive indicators consist out of three categories that include the following: Structure, process and outcome. Structure refers to the organizational aspect of nursing that is made up of staffing levels; experience vs inexperience; educational levels or the make-up staffing at any point on the unit or facility. The Process is aspect of policies and procedures at the facility and Outcomes are determined when greater levels of nursing care and quantity are involved with better patient outcomes (ANA, 2015).
The scenario paints a picture of
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Ethics in the medical field have many issues that doctors and medical professionals face everyday like does the good of a treatment outweigh the bad of the treatment. The argumentative problem that exists in ethics is what is considered ethical and what is not ethical; in most people’s eye ethics are the medical professional’s opinion but that is not the case in todays society. To help these professionals decipher what is good and bad for a patient based upon the patients needs and wants while in a medical facility, a board of medical professionals created a code of ethics that outlines what medical personnel should do based on situations and patient wants. Even with
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the level of respect with the interaction between the nurse and patient which would lead to learning and growing together in a collaboration to achieve the optimal healthcare goals. Peplau's theory expressed the need for a process or steps for a nurse to be able to achieve these goals with a patient. Nurse and patient will develop a plan to solve a problem together once a problem has been recognized. “ All encounters with patients, nurse observe, interpret what they notice, and then decide what needs to be done”. (George 2011).This process will continuously repeat with all nurse-patient interactions. According to Peplau, nurse role consists of a teacher, resource, counselor, leader
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Organizational Systems and Quality Leadership Task 1
Nursing-sensitive indicators are important in all aspects of patient care. A great deal of bedside care is given by nurses. Nursing-sensitive indicators are factors that rely directly on the nursing care of the patient. Quality nursing care improves patient care and therefore patient outcomes. Nursing-sensitive quality indicators promote patient safety and quality patient care. Since these quality indicators are reflective primarily on bedside care provided by nursing staff it is important that all nursing staff be aware of these indicators and their role in promoting quality patient care. There are specific indicators that could
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Differences in Competencies, ADN v. BSN
Grand Canyon University
NRS 430v: Professional Dynamics
May 11, 2012
Difference in Competencies Between an Associate Degree and a Bachelor Degree Nurse
While an Associate Degree Nurse, also known as an ADN, and Bachelor of Science in nursing nurse, also known as a BSN, are given the same preliminary education relating to patient treatment, there are notable differences in their professional and educational preparation, as well as their competencies. These two degrees have different levels of patient interaction and contact, as well as job expectations. ADN and BSN programs focus on different aspects
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HCS/490 - HEALTH CARE CONSUMER - TRENDS AND MARKETING
University of Phoenix
Communication modality utilized in health care enhances the communication between patients, extended family members, immediate family and the primary medical provider of the patient.
The one specific mode of communication that is utilized by consumers and health care provider’s
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PDSA MODELIn my attempt to improve the flow of patients from the emergency room of hospital admittance to a ward, I will apply the W Edwards Deming model. In applying the Deming four step process model "PDSA" Plan, Do, Study, and Act.The plan would be in this case would be to understand the patient's checks and treatments already established for a patient arriving to the emergency room with fractures, which will require to be admitted to the ward. I would begin by collecting data and look at if I need to implement a change in the system.My first plan would be looking in into the procedure and collecting data on when one comes into the emergency room. Information is instantly collected as