Herzog Memorial Hospital Case Study Summary

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Register to read the introduction… In order to solve this problem, Tinsley should make a regulation for employees to talk at a lower voice. In addition, in order to reduce the noise coming from moving wheels of stretchers, wheelchairs, and carts through the hallways; lubricants must be applied to the wheels regularly to keep them smooth and soundless. Since the buzzer system rings loudly in the hallway as well, a system can be implemented in order for them to ring only at the nurses’ desks so that other patients would not be bothered by the noise. Moreover, nurses should remember to close the doors of rooms as open doors make noise more accessible in the rooms. Last but not least, patients should be provided with headphones and should be strongly advised to use them while watching TV; this way his or her roommate will be able to rest …show more content…
Firstly, a structured cleaning schedule should be made for both rooms and washrooms. It needs to be made sure that sheets and curtains get washed once a week, as well as when there is a change of patients. Lastly, medical machines also need to be regularly cleaned and disinfected. The biggest issues that patients have with visitors and family is the amount of noise they make as well as the lack of space in the room for them. In order to solve the problem regulations have to be put in place for visitors to lower their voice so that they do not disturb the roommate. Additionally, there should be a limit on the number of visitors allowed in at a time. Having this limit will temporarily solve the problem of space, and will also reduce the amount of people talking at a time and therefore decrease noise levels. Discharge is another big problem at the hospital due to the length of the process and the lack of information patients receive. Patients often leave the hospital unsure of how to take care of themselves. In order to prevent this from happening, adequate and detailed information about the discharge procedure and after-care needs to be provided in order increase client satisfaction. The discharge process is lengthy and patients are left to wait for many hours. In order to increase the efficiency of the process, idle nurses should be assigned to assist with discharging thus speeding up the

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