The data that I collect prior to admission is often based on the patients

The data that i collect prior to admission is often

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The data that I collect prior to admission is often based on the patient’s electronic medical record within the computer system. The information that I collect would include their primary and secondary diagnoses, prior assessments, hospitalizations,past treatments, lab results, and medications used. Stoots (2015) shared that psychiatric nurses who are actively engaged in the optimization of the EHR to support behavioral health population management can expect to generate improvements in clinical outcomes while also costeffectively directing meaningful actions geared at prevention and treatment of mental health disorders and the myriad of co-occurring health conditions. It is important to see what has been donein the past to develop a new and updated plan of care for the patient. Knowing what has worked or failed is crucial to developing a successful plan and achieving positive patient outcomes. The computer system is now providing us with more information and safety alerts than ever before, and the technology continues to expand. Nagle, Sermeus, and Junger (2017) shared that new knowledge will be automatically integrated and embedded into electronic patient records, and include new algorithms for decision support systems. Although the electronic medical record is not the newest form of healthcare technology created, it is constantly being updated to provide the healthcare team and field with the most updated information for use. In addition to reviewing the history of each patient and gathering important information to provide our care, we can also obtain and then and provide educational material to our patient with the click of a mouse The hypothetical scenario that I chose to discuss involves the awareness of a patient’s adverse psychiatric reaction to a medication prescribed during a past hospital admission. An adverse or undesirable response to a psychiatric medicationcan cause extreme distress to the patient while also hindering their care and creating a possible crisis situation. Although patients may not achieve the desired
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