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PROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE AND PRACTICUM REFLECTIVE4It can be very difficult when families are not on the same page in honoring these wishes. Through deployment of resources, professional worked together in resolving these ethical issues.Population Health ConcernsA critical analysis of the patients that were being attended to in the PICU setting indicated that most were being cared for of chronic diseases, accidents, and injuries. It was also noted that these patients faced additional challenges or issues with impending discharges to home. In particular, it was observed that some patients had little to no resources while others seemed well equip to care for their child. A multidisciplinary team to assist in rectifying these odds addressed limited knowledge regarding resources and some assistance was offered to help reduce the stress load of caring for a sick, injured or dying child (Epstein, 2014). The Role of Technology in Improving Health Care OutcomesIn doing my rotations at USACW, I observed that the acute care setting deploys innovative technology in enhancing the care of pediatric patients. The PICU has technology, which aids the nurses in providing the best care possible for these children. The PICU has equipment to assist physician in the placement of central lines rapidly, this was exciting to observe. The PICU is equip with their own ambulances and transport team. They are able to received patients from the surrounding states who needs a higher level of care.Health PolicyA close evaluation of USACW provides that the doctors working in this setting work hand in hand with others inside the multidisciplinary team to provide the most pertinent care planfor all patients. While collaborating, they ensure that the patient and their families are provided the care that is deemed necessary. Apart from the clinical expertise, the setting also provides education in how to be involved in the care of their child.
PROFESSIONAL CAPSTONE AND PRACTICUM REFLECTIVE5Leadership and Economic Models