Admitting office staff obtains demographic data such as the patients Full name

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Admitting office staff obtains demographic data, such as the patient’s: Full name Social Security number Age Date of birth Residential address Telephone number Next of kin name and contact information Religious preference Place of employment Insurance and billing data Physician’s name Reason for admission Whether or not the patient has an advanced directive Authority to Treat - Each facility has a form that must be completed and signed, granting permission for treatment. If the patient is a minor, the authorization for treatment must be signed by a parent or legal guardian. As you learned in Chapter 3, it is legal for an individual younger than age 18 years to sign authorization for treatment if he or she is an emancipated minor. Identification Bands -Either the nurse or the admission office personnel applies an identification wristband containing patient name, room number, hospital identification number, age, birth date, and physician’s name. The identification wristband stays on the patient throughout the entire hospitalization. Safety: This identification band is one of the methods used to identify the patient prior to any procedure or administration of medications. If the patient is allergic to any medications, herbs, or foods, an allergy identification band is also applied. Nursing Responsibilities During Patient Admission - Introduction - Admissions Kit - (water pitcher, drink glasses, wash basin, emesis basin, box of tissues, toothbrush, comb, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, etc. - Personal Belonging Inventory - Data Collection – previous diseases/injuries, family medical history, vital signs, living arrangements, patients complaints, health habits(drinking, smoking), allergies, current prescriptions or OTC meds, employment, assessment - Analyze Data - You will then compile and analyze the collected data to identify the actual problems the patient has, as well as any potential
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problems the patient is at risk for developing. These identified problems are used in the development of their plan of care. - Although it may sound strange, discharge planning should be initiated during the admission process. You should collect data regarding the patient’s living arrangements, physical limitations, and ability to perform activities of daily living, such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and meal preparation. This provides you with a better picture of the patient’s current needs as well as needs that must be addressed in planning for discharge. Admission Orientation Checklist Each patient should be oriented upon admission to reduce anxiety and promote patient compliance. By providing the patient with a proper orientation, you allow the patient to maintain a better sense of control over the hospital experience, which is conducive to healing and a sense of well- being. Orientation of the patient to his or her room and hospital routines should include the following information: Location of the nurse’s station in relation to the patient’s room
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