Ms. Mandrake is alert and oriented to person, place, and time. She loves watching game shows, doing crossword puzzles, and talking on the phone with family, friends, and her Bible study group. She is fully continent of bowel and bladder and only requires a bed linen change when the linens are dirty (every few days). She has dry skin and uses a moisturizer on her hands and face. She eats three balanced meals and occasional snacks without any difficulty with swallowing. Ms. Mandrake states with a smile, “I am healthy for a chair-ridden person.” She has chronic pain due to […]
Peter, a 35-year-old, was brought via ambulance to the emergency department after collapsing on the street. He was diagnosed with appendicitis and the surgical team was alerted to the potential surgery. The physician prepared to obtain informed consent and began discussing the simple effective surgery and the treatment with the patient. The RN was present at the bedside. The patient stated he did not want surgery. Based upon his beliefs as a Christian Scientist, it is against his practices. He requested a Christian Science practitioner. The patient rated his pain as 9 on 0-10 verbal pain scale so the RN […]
The community health RN is caring for a family with a child who has significant developmental delays. The child is 9-years-old and exhibits the development of a 6-month old infant. She can move her extremities spontaneously, hold her head up and cry out occasionally. She has a gastrostomy tube for her medications and she receives continuous tube feeding via pump. She was discharged 2 days ago after a 5-day hospitalization for failure to thrive. During the hospital stay, the child’s tube feeding formula was adjusted to meet her growing needs. The community health RN is monitoring the child after discharge, […]
Why are healthcare organizations just in the beginning stages of engaging patients in their care? Do you think HIS has anything to do with this change? Do you think this will have a benefical effect for the organazations and the patient ? explain.
Critical analysis of how each of transformational, authentic and laissez faire leadership styles may or may not promote medication errors in a clinical site. Answer should include definition of patient safety, description of each leadership style and their characterisitics and how each affects medication errors with reference from last 5 years.