Primary health risks of the patients in the service area that are secondary to

Primary health risks of the patients in the service

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counselor interventions. Primary health risks of the patients in the service area that are secondary to a behavioral health diagnosis are related to chronic disease. Common risk factors in the population are heart failure, cancer, stroke, COPD, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and hyperlipidemia. Other common health risks within the population that is served is injuries or aliments that are resulted from current or past alcohol or opioid dependence. [CITATION Chrnd \l 1033 ] The health risks of the patients assessed impact the community by increasing the emergency room visits that the patient may make over the course of the year. The basic management to their own disease processes becomes more difficult and challenging whent eh patient does not have health insurance and / or is homeless. Other health risks relating to chronic illness affects the community by the decreasing accessibility for these patients due to increased wait time to access a provider or location and means to get to a facility that will help them. The amount of health care providers has decreased or the perception of a decrease due to the inability of patients being able to access primary care easily. The organization is impacted by the health risks of their patient population and service area by requiring all counselors and licensed practical nurses to always be on the lookout for their patients, when they arrive for an appointment. This requires extra time that staff are doing
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ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE FIELD EXPERIENCE 4 increased medical case management instead of behavioral health case management. Another challenge is that when patients are not being consistent in their medication regime illness and disease processes can flare up causing increased hospitalizations. Increased hospitalizations cause increased stress and burden on the behavioral health and emergency department services. A4. Nurse Leader’s Role The informal and formal influence of the nurse leader interviewed with this organization has 35 years of nursing experience at various different facilities and duties. Including flight nursing, intensive care nursing, unit manager, house nursing supervisor, nursing director, in his current position as nursing supervisor he has formal leadership actionability to be able to guide and change processes in the organization. His formal influence over policy and clinical decisions allows him to help the nurse mangers that he supervises the ability to influence change directly. With multiple units reporting to him he also has a direct responsibility of financial stewardship with the organization and a responsibility to be diligent when making change to ensure that it does not grossly impact the budget. His informal influence is through the guiding and shaping of the nurse managers that report to him. While he is their direct supervisor he allows them the ability to make unit specific policy decision within the scope of the organizations policies. He also teaches and guides other directors and managers on what inpatient behavioral health programs do, in regard to patient care and how it is different compared to outpatient care. He is
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