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Build your physical and occupational therapy patient care skills on a foundation of the proven practices found in this must-read text. This fifth edition also comes with new student resources on the companion Evolve site complete with videos, case studies, skills checklists, and more. Insight into rationales and physiological principles explain why specific techniques and procedures are used. More than full-color photographs vividly demonstrate proper performance of techniques and procedures used in the assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation setting. Procedure boxes throughout the text offer additional tips for optimal assessment and management of patients in the rehabilitation setting.
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Standard Precautions are the minimum infection prevention practices that apply to all patient care, regardless of suspected or confirmed infection status of the patient, in any setting where health care is delivered. Standard Precautions include —. Each element of Standard Precautions is described in the following sections. Education and training are critical elements of Standard Precautions, because they help DHCP make appropriate decisions and comply with recommended practices. When Standard Precautions alone cannot prevent transmission, they are supplemented with Transmission-Based Precautions.
Pharmaceutical Care is a patient-centered, outcomes oriented pharmacy practice that requires the pharmacist to work in concert with the patient and the patient's other healthcare providers to promote health, to prevent disease, and to assess, monitor, initiate, and modify medication use to assure that drug therapy regimens are safe and effective. The goal of Pharmaceutical Care is to optimize the patient's health-related quality of life, and achieve positive clinical outcomes, within realistic economic expenditures. To achieve this goal, the following must be accomplished:. Interaction between the pharmacist and the patient must occur to assure that a relationship based upon caring, trust, open communication, cooperation, and mutual decision making is established and maintained. In exchange, the patient agrees to supply personal information and preferences, and participate in the therapeutic plan.
Posted in Outcomes Improvement. The U. Healthcare organizations can change this wasteful trajectory by applying quality improvement methods to improve their processes. Since healthcare is complex, many in the industry believe that the controls and standardization suggested by quality improvement methods are difficult for the industry to adopt. But general quality improvement methods—defining quality, developing improvement measures, identifying variation, using control charts, and running Plan-Do-Study-Act PDSA cycles—have been successfully applied to healthcare processes, healthcare, and health. With the proper application of data and analytics within the appropriate quality improvement framework, healthcare organizations can approach quality control and improvement scientifically—and effectively.
For nearly 20 years, nursing has topped Gallup polls as the most honest and ethical profession. Leadership plays a significant role in developing and maintaining nursing ethics. Ethical nurse leaders create work environments that impact employee choices, behaviors, and values. For nurse leadership and ethical decision making to work concurrently, nurse leaders should review what kind of ethical challenges their staffs typically encounter and determine the best ways to resolve the difficulties.