Continuum of Care Inpatient Care Presentation Essay

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1 Continuum of Care Inpatient Care Presentation Gertrude Payton HCS 235 December 22, 2014 University of Phoenix
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2 Continuum of Care Inpatient Care Presentation The Endocrine System The endocrine system is made up of a network of glands There should be adjustments in Inp atient Care and Patient Safety. Without the adjustments, the well-being of the patient is jeopardized. Patient and nursing staff deserve to be in a safe environment . Inpatients are in direct contact with various individuals (doctors, nurses, and ot her medical staff) and need to feel safe. If the patient does not feel safe, then mentally they will not be as inclined to get well. It is imperative that inpatient care and safety shoul d be improved. Stakeholders in Inpatient Care The first persons met by the patient is the registration and admitting staff whose job is to record vital information before the patient is admitted to surgery. This is important because doctors and nurses need to know if a patient is allergic to certain medications, if the patient a te before coming in, if the patie nt has a religious objection to a medical pro cedure. Nurses to patient ratio is important. If nurse s have more patients than can be handled, the patient is in danger. Greater percentage of registered nursed is associated with fewer complications and lower mo rtality (Mitchell, 2008) . Nurse s are critical to the patient beause they ar e more likely to be in direct contact with the patient than the doctor. Doctors have a “longstanding history of monitoring pati ents’ outcomes to medical treatment and surgical intervent ions”(Ball ard, 2007). It is the doctor who will perform a diagnosis , surgery, and provide the patient’s prescription regimen. To ensure the patient’s outcome goes well, the physician should l isten more carefully to the nursing staff (Ballard, 2007).
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3 States have a stake in the well-being of the patient. States establish the practice acts, rule s, regulations, for doctors and nurses. Each state has a Nurse Practice Act (NPA) and some s tates work to promote patient safety by requiring continu ing education (Ballard, 2007). Additionally, doctors must be licensed in the state they wish to practice in. Promoting Patient Safety The Institute of Medicine (IOM) considers patient safety as “indistinguishable from the delivery of quality health care”(Mitche ll, 2008). The IOM id entified quality care as being safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and eq uitable. “Safety is the foundation upon
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  • Fall '14
  • s.Burgor
  • Physician, Primary care physician, inpatient care, Inpatient Care and Patient Safety

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