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    Accreditation affords many benefits for hospitals (Accreditation Guide, 2013). One of the most important accreditations comes from the Joint Commission. Joint Commission accreditation leads to national recognition of a hospital’s standards for excellence in healthcare, fulfills state licensing requirements, and can help the facility to positively influence its managed care contracts. Obtaining accreditation is not an easy task; the HIM department alone must submit a lengthy list of documents for review by a surveyor. Some of these documents include performance improvement data no older than twelve months, high-risk process analysis, an infection control plan, organizational charts, facility maps, ORYX data, and medical record delinquency data.…

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    QUALITY MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCES TO SELECTED HOSPITALS IN PUNE Dr. Sachin S. Vernekar Dean FMS of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University and Director of Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED), Pune, India Shirin Sheykholeslam Research Scholar of Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship Development (IMED), Pune, India Abstract: Service Quality has been the focus of many studies in recent years.…

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    Introduction Medical errors and unexpected side effects occur relatively often in the hospital setting, where in 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) reported that medical errors resulted in roughly 98,000 deaths per year, becoming the eighth leading cause of death for patients (Phillips-Bute, 2012). While this number is very alarming, the amount of public concern toward medical errors are nearly nonexistent, resulting in patients having little understanding of their rights when their health…

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    Electronic Medication Administration Record and Patient Safety One of the reason medication related deaths occur are due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). In fact, within the United States, approximately 7,000 people die each year due to medication errors (Karen, 2011, p. 1). According to Karen (2011) 1.3 million medication errors occur yearly, which relates to several injuries and approximately one death a day related to medication errors in the Unites States (Karen, 2011, p. 1). One…

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    The joint commission inspected the Community memorial hospital to evaluate if the standards of quality were met or not. Accordingly what was discovered was that the staff specifically the nurses were not reporting medication errors either not on time or not even done at all. Frances Ballentine RN, MSN, VP for Nursing Services at this hospital assigned by the CEO to fix the problem and the problems resulting from not completing these necessary regulatory forms. She was given a six month period to…

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    Workflow Design: Clinical Scenario The purpose of this paper is to explore a clinical scenario, answer pertinent questions, and list out the correct steps for administering an oral medication according to the “five rights” of the medication administration process (Edwards & Axe, 2015; Hunter, 2011). In addition, a workflow diagram was created to demonstrate the process from start to end. Scenario Analysis As healthcare providers, nurses are trained to follow the “five rights” of the…

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    need to look somewhere else to interview when, I have a Chief Nurse Officer (CNO) at my work of employment. That very first week of class, I contacted the secretary of the CNO, requesting to interview the CNO Derek L. Curtis, and to give me the earliest possible appointment. October 28, 2016 from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, was my scheduled appointment, the day prior to it, I received an e-mail notifying me to reschedule it on October 31, 2016. I chose him, since he is very hands on, intellectual,…

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    Medical Error Case Study

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    Discuss our role as nurses in developing a culture of safety interdependent upon a professional code of ethics. a. Why is it that nurses fail to report errors and what are the consequences to the nurse, patient, facility, and system? The nurses hesitate to report errors due to fear of a negative response by the hospital administration. The consequences of not reporting error lead to negative patient outcomes and also put the facility at risk for malpractice suits. b. How does the nursing…

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    Implications Medication Errors Have on Patient Safety With over 100 million people admitted to a hospital in the US, it is no surprise that patient safety is one of the top priorities, one of these priorities is proper medication administration. Picone, Titler, Dochterman (2008) found that 96% of all medication are preventable an alarming realization considering how common they occur. An analysis of medication errors reported by health care professionals shows how common errors are, how they…

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    Medication Administration and the Importance of Reducing Errors in the Nursing Practice Macey Schreiber Baker University School of Nursing Medication Administration and the Importance of Reducing Errors in the Nursing Practice Florence Nightingale stated in her book Notes on Hospitals, published in 1859, “the very first requirement in a hospital is that it should do the sick no harm” (Chilton, 2008). Nightingale’s 150-year old expectation continues to hold firm in healthcare…

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