PatientSafety during Hospitalization
The safety of patients upon hospitalization is an issue of criticalconcern that must be addressed by the health administrators. Patientshospitalized are at risk of facing various safety issues. Notably,the patients are in danger of facing problems when it comes toaspects such as medication errors. The mistakes committed byhealthcare providers are a significant impediment to the achievementof quality care (Brock, Nicholson, & Hooker, 2016). Healthcareorganizations have the mandate to ensure that patients are protectedduring hospitalization for the realization of the best treatmentoutcome.
The decision to monitor patient safety emanates from the need to havethem protected from risks they are likely to encounter. The hospitalfacility itself is a health hazard to the patients. For example,failure to adequately maintain the facility can compromise the safetyof the patients. Because of the same, it is vital to ensure that thesafety of patients is monitored against potential hazards.
Roleof the Nurse
The nurse has the mandate to adhere to the highest standards ofquality care provision. The training undergone by the nurses equipsthem with all that is needed to provide the best care. The nurse hasthe role of ensuring that mechanisms are in place for the achievementof the best care for patients hospitalized.
Overall, as an advocate, the nurse should campaign to make sure thatpatients are accorded care that is in line with the establishedstandards of care. The approach is instrumental in guaranteeingpatients the best outcomes while at the same time eliminating anypossibilities of medical malpractice. The role of the nurse both asan advocate and provider of care is to focus on quality management ofthe patient.
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