Sunday, September 6, 2009
FALSE 2. If patient is not conscious, one must leave and wait until the patient wakes up before the performance of the procedure.
FALSE 3. If a witness is needed for a consent, always volunteer yourself, to help the patient.
FALSE 4. If the patient is not lucid, you should do everything to find the patient.
FALSE 5. In identifying the patient, you should ask the patient his name loud and clear.
ARMBANDS 6. It is a means of identifying unconscious patients in the hospital.
PATIENT IDENTIFICATION 7. It is one of the most common clerical errors in the laboratory.
Give essential information for proper Patient Identification.
8. NAME (COMPLETE NAME)
II. Case Study
Make an outline for the proper pre-testing procedure with the cases below:
1. Patient A located at the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital was given a request for a blood culture.
IDENTIFY PATIENT WITH THE ARMBANDS
2. Patient B, a walk-in patient with a request for CBC
IDENTIFY THE PATIENT BY ASKING HIS/HER NAME SUPPORTED BY OTHER INFORMATION LIKE AGE AND BIRTH DATE
3. Patient C, in-patient at admission, not found in the room reported in the nurse station.
REPORT THE INCIDENCE TO THE STAFF, PROCEED ONCE THE PATIENT IS ALREADY FOUND.
Drug testing, is there really a need?
Personally, I really can’t make a stand whether to agree or disagree if drug testing must be done as a requirement in admission to schools, because there are lots of opposing reasons that keep me from deciding, I have list down some of the pros and cons of requiring drug testing for admission.
It would assure that the school has drug free students thus giving the school a virtuous reputation.
Not all schools can afford the expenses for the drug testing (e.g. Public schools)
Parents of the students studying with a school requiring Drug testing for admission would be worry free of their sons and daughters being involved in such acts.
Not all students could remain drug free for the rest of the years he/she would be staying in school, and since the school would only require drug testing in admission, there are still chances that students would be involved in drugs.
Students are guided more with the effects of illegal drugs, since a part of drug testing is counseling students about the consequences of drug addiction.
No one can really be certain that students could control themselves from taking illegal drugs since students are not always in school or at home, they go out with their friends once in awhile.
When I was in high school, the school was startled to hear the news that one student was actually selling street drugs in school, so urgently they called for the students involved and called for their respective parents, and so to cut the story short, they decided to conduct drug testing among students involved.
With that story, I realized the importance of drug testing in schools, but as stated above, there are a lot of reasons and opposing factors like moral issues since most of the students are minors, plus one thing is, what if the student was found out positive for the drugs?, is that the end of the scene? Would the administration just let the applicants and just not admit him/her to school? It would be negligence on the part of the administration to just let the students who are proved to be positive for drugs.