Discussion – Collaboration and Communication – Patient Safety
Current research indicates that communication breakdown among health care professionals is a leading causes of medical errors and patient harm (PSQH, 2017). Choose one patient from this weeks scenario for discussion. Describe a potential error that could occur due to communication breakdown. Discuss evidence based strategies to avoid such errors. Include at least 2 evidenced-based strategies.
Include at least 2 current references.
Charity Williams Age: 9 yo
Weight: 110 lbs
Admitting Dx: Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), R/O aspiration
PMH: pneumonia 2x within last year, Cerebral Palsy, developmental delay
CXR: hazy infiltrate RML
Current medications: Nexium 10mg PO once a day
Diet: bland thickened liquid feedings in upright position
02 Sats 96% on 2 L 02 via NC
Hgb 11.4, Hct 36.4
No emesis last night
Abd soft BM x2 yesterday
IV Saline lock
OOB to wheelchair as tolerated
Mother primary caregiver and is overwhelmed with Charitys care.
Consults: Surgery to evaluate for Nissen Fundoplication and GT insertion
Dietary to evaluate caloric needs and feeding frequency
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