Patient Safety Risk.edited - PATIENT SAFETY RISK 1 Patient Safety Risk Jacqueline Mikle Walden University PATIENT SAFETY RISK 2 Patient Safety is at

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PATIENT SAFETY RISK 1 Patient Safety Risk Jacqueline Mikle Walden University November 29, 2015
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PATIENT SAFETY RISK 2 P atient Safety is at Risk Patient safety has move to the fore- front in healthcare. Patients in many facilities are suffering from adverse events, despite the efforts to improve patient outcome. Medical errors and unexplained incidence has changed how healthcare worker delivery care. The leading causes of injuries in all age groups are falls, from the infant to the adult. Some falls can be harmless, but other can result in injuries that pose a safety problem. Some healthcare facilities have reported an increase in elderly falls because of risk factors. Some risk factors like medical condition have changed mental ability, medications, and surgeries that can leave them weak and confused. In 2009, 465 reported cases from falls was in a healthcare facility that was among the top 10 sentinel events reported to the Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event database with serious injury (Sentinel Event, 2015). Each year more and more Americans are kill or harm by medical errors from healthcare professionals. Research shows two million healthcare-associated conditions caused 90,000 deaths at $4.5 billion in hospital healthcare costs in the US. Medicare and private payer are billed billions of dollars for unplanned, preventable, hospital admissions and readmissions cost each year. The patient’s and families are suffering from prolonged illness or pain, distress, and loss of income from medical errors. The National Quality Strategy has made making care safer a national priority, by focusing on three goals (Patient Safety, 2015): Reducing preventable admissions. Reducing incidence of healthcare-associated conditions. Reducing inappropriate harm or unnecessary care. Despite effort in hospitals to identify patients at risk for falls and to prevent these incidents, falls among hospitalized patients are not a rare event and continue to be a major healthcare concern.
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PATIENT SAFETY RISK 3 Analysis the systems errors and/or human factors by safety risk
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