4-Proposed solutions to my project will be to revise post fall debriefing- such as doing a fall huddle to analyzed the fall and educate staff on what to do. Post fall huddle should be conducted after a fall as soon as possible involving all staffs and even the patient to debrief on the what, how and why and see how similar incident can be avoided (SE Alert, 2015) Next will be to increase number of staff at certain time of the day such as the noon to bedtime time because that is when patient get agitated more. Increasing staff will reduce the nurse to patient ratio and will enable staff to take care of patient properly and will reduce falls. Incorporate physical therapy or restorative therapy on the patient daily schedule to build their strength. Staffs need to do hourly rounding at night to take care of toileting and hydration needs.
After talking to some of the nurses, so far we have implement a 4 to 6hrs shift in the late afternoon to have an extra help for the patients and that is helping. Staff is able to walk with patient in and around the unit when they want to and they don’t feel like they are secluded in a particular spot. We have also educated CNA’s to do hourly rounding especially at night. This facility is alarm free which I get the reason why. Alarms can wake up others who might be sleeping and will increase agitation and confusion at night. For this reason, hourly rounding is necessary to make sure patients are in bed and safe. Families are appreciating the new process and I think it is going to help a long ways if it is fully implemented.
SE Alert (2015) Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities: A complimentary publication of The Joint Commission Issue 55. Retrieved from https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/SEA_55.pdf
5-The current perspective and direction from the context of the nursing environment are to improve cleanliness from a medical perspective. Patients need to have the safest environment in which they can recuperate. It is imperative to ensure that nurses maintain hand cleanliness to avoid the spread of diseases from one patient to the next (Papanicolas et al., 2017). It is also critical to provide their sanitation because this pans out well for them from the context of the medical care environments. Nurses who ensure cleanliness have the propensity of increasing the overall outlook from the context of patients because they get to understand the medical care environment as a place they should visit whenever they have problems. They can also recommend a solution to their friends and family for similar results.
Papanicolas, I., Figueroa, J. F., Orav, E. J., & Jha, A. K. (2017). Patient hospital experience improved modestly, but no evidence Medicare incentives promoted meaningful gains. Health Affairs, 36(1), 133-140.
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6-My proposed solution involves extensive education that is personalized and individualized to each family or parent/child unit. This can vary depending on many different things such as perception of childhood obesity and the diseases that go with it, economic status, and other unforeseen circumstances that are as unique as the individuals themselves. When I started this project my plan was to make a pamphlet that was very brief and uniform. I am finding out that this method, albeit easier, would not address the needs of obese chidlren and their families and not accomplish what I am trying to get done. Personalized learning presents the opportunity to shift education by tailoring the learning experience to an individual’s needs and interests while helping them gain the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to succeed in college and career (Willingham, D. T., Hughes, E. M., & Dobolyi, D. G., 2015).
Willingham, D. T., Hughes, E. M., & Dobolyi, D. G. (2015). The Scientific Status of Learning Styles Theories. Teaching of Psychology, 42(3), 266–271. https://doi.org/10.1177/009862831558950