NSG3NCR Nursing Reflective Clinical Practice

Added on - 14 Nov 2019

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Running head: CLINICAL PROJECTClinical ProjectName of the StudentName of the UniversityAuthor Note
1CLINICAL PROJECTExecutive summaryPatient safetyis a field or healthcare discipline that focuses onmeasures that are adopted toprovidesafetyin healthcare programs. These safety measures illustrate reporting, analysis,reduction and prevention of any medical error or lack of health literacy that can lead to adverseeffects in the patient. This report will focus on the safety standards that were breached followingadmission of a patient to a hospital. It will try to design recommendations that will improve thehealthcare facilities. These interventions will be presented to the quality safety committeefollowing evidence based research approaches.
2CLINICAL PROJECTTable of ContentsSection 1..............................................................................................................................3Section 3..............................................................................................................................5Section 4..............................................................................................................................6Bibliography......................................................................................................................13
3CLINICAL PROJECTSection 1Two safety standards that could have been maintained on the concerned patient’sadmission to the hospital are prevention of surgical site infections and prevention of injury fromfalls. Falls resulting in injury are a prevalent patient safety problem[ CITATION Hea16 \l 1033 ].Due to lack of attendance by the nurse-in-charge, the patient suffered a fall and got severelyinjured. 4 days posther surgery for the fractured femur, the nursing staff found an infection withdistinct smell around the wounded edges of the hip. In order to control this infection and injuryfrom falls, some strict policies should have been followed in her nursing care[ CITATIONGre15 \l 1033 ].Any patient can be vulnerable to falls due to certain physiological changesrelated to medications, nursing, surgery procedures that leave them weakened. Surgical siteinfection is another common infection related to healthcare that occurs among patients and isresponsible for about 77% patient deaths[ CITATION Ras14 \l 1033 ]. This project addressesthe formulation or designing of interventions based on research and presenting them to thequality and patient safety control policy makers to integrate the improvement outcomes intomaking decisions on the treatment of such patients in near future.The Quality and Safety Committee comprises of a Chief Senior Associate MedicalOfficer, medical directors, clinical staff president, nursing staff president, departmental qualityofficers, performance improvements representatives and some leaders appointed by the Chiefexecutive officer. They are responsible for identifying, prioritizing and monitoring the effects ofimprovement activities, which include patient safety in the healthcare center[ CITATIONPar14 \l 1033 ]. They make recommendations for improvements in clinical practice and for
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