Nursing Home and Subacute Care During the nineteenth and the twentieth century, the term “nursing home” was synonymous with long-term care. Although today the exclusive use of the term “long-term care” is no longer accurate for nursing homes, it continues to remain and will not change easily. However, newer terms such as “nursing facilities” will help clarify the role of specific long-term care organizations and will differentiate them from others in the health care industry. Subacute care is a relatively new but rapidly growing medical service in the continuum of care. Today, it is considered the fastest growing segment of […]
Shock is a clinical syndrome that is a result of inadequate tissue perfusion that creates an imbalance between the delivery of and the requirements for oxygen that support cell health. Signs and symptoms of excess fluid volume or inadequate tissue perfusion characterize heart failure. Address the Following: Describe the differences in the nursing management for hypovolemic shock, cardiogenicshock, and heart failure.
1. What is the pathophysiology of the client’s current condition(s)? What is your assessment of the client’s current medication including pharmacology and pharmacokinetics? 2. Consider the patient/collect cues- what information do you have? 3. Assessments required- What further information do you need or would like prior to your visit? 4. Identify problem/Issue- why are you visiting them? What will you do once there? 5. Establish Goal- What is it that you aim to achieve through your care and how will you undertake the care required? 6. Evaluation- what strategies will you use to evaluate the outcomes? case study: Patient 4: […]
1. How can data provide information to evaluate quality patient outcomes? 2. Give an example of data that can reflect poor quality in care. 3. How can quality improvement be a daily task in patient care? 4. Why does continuous quality improvement need to be associated with change?
You are the hospital administrator for a county hospital, which is funded in a large part by that county’s property taxes. You discover that you have an indigent patient who has been mistakenly admitted as an inpatient to the hospital strictly for dialysis treatment. The hospital does not, as a general practice, provide only dialysis treatment for patients. This is beyond the scope of the hospital’s mandate and is therefore, an inappropriate use of local property tax funding. If the indigent patient is discharged from the hospital and dialysis treatment is terminated, the patient will become toxic and experience severe […]
Your health system has been looking at reducing healthcare costs. One of the areas they are looking at is by reducing readmission rates, and there are other areas that can be cut as well. As a healthcare informaticist, how do you go about helping the system decide on how to reduce costs?