Part 1: Hospital I – Patient-Focused Functions
After carefully reading through the Module background materials, and Section I – Patient Focused Functions, please answer the following questions:
- Review Section I – Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Infection – (IC).
- Please elaborate; explain and present examples as to how in practicum you provide evidence of performance to Standards: IC 1.10, and IC 2.10
- Show how all departments work together to meet these standards.
- Click on the link for these IC Standards
Part 2: Hospital II – Organization Functions
After carefully reading through the Module background materials, and Section II – Organization-Focused Functions, please answer the following:
We all know that many individuals use the emergency room for non-emergent issues and that this might be the only source for health care that a person has. After reading the background material and doing your own research, discuss in a 5- to 6-page paper how we can limit the overcrowding that we see in the emergency room. Discuss what you would do to improve this situation.
- Please outline your points, and then explain them with your own added insight.
- Focus on Hospital aspects, not external factors.
- Explain how all of your recommendations should be implemented in the hospital ER.
- How would your recommendations fall within the Joint Commission standards?
Assignment Expectations- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY*****!!!!!!!!
You must cite peer-reviewed journal articles and background materials in your assignment.
(*!!!!!!DO NOT FORGET TO ADD SUBHEADINGS TO SHOW THAT EACH QUESTION IS ANSWERED!!!!!!!*)
POINTS ARE DEDUCTED FOR NOT HAVING SUBHEADINGS!!!!!
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Research from Columbia Business School reveals how to shorten emergency room wait time. (2016, Aug 29). PR Newswire.
Robinson, M. (2017, Aug 08). How hospital overcrowding affects paramedics. The Times – Transcript.
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Smith, B., Bouchoucha, S., & Watt, E. (2016). ‘Care in a chair’ – the impact of an overcrowded emergency department on the time to treatment and length of stay of self-presenting patients with abdominal pain. International Emergency Nursing, 29, 9-14.
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