Healthcare Workers: your patients are injured by noises!
Researchers have found: Patients with insomnia are at increased risk of Heart Failures.Long term lack of sleep may bring suicidal thoughts!
As you at work: be aware of the noise level in your ward. At home: be aware of the noise level and the quality of sleep given to your family!
Hospitals are VERY noisy places and we are –as Healthcare Workers – are not aware of it. We have gotten used to it…STOP a moment and listen!
You will hear:
- The breathing machine beeping;
- The IVAC pump singing;
- The Blood Pressure Monitor crying in the corridor because the nurses forgot to close it;
- The stainless steel trolley rolling on its way in the corridor;
- The nurses laughing in the station;
- The cell phone of Mr Cohen ringing all throughout the night;
- The visitors that have come to visit at 2am!
- And other things, you can describe yourself.
What can we do?
- Teach your staff! Study the effect of insomnia on health and…speak at your next staff meeting!
- Explain to your patients the incidence effects of insomnia on their recovery.
- Change the noisy trolley to a less noisy one (plastic) if you want to use them during the night shifts.
- Connect your BP Monitor to an electric socket after use and… CLOSE IT!
- Respect the visiting hours policies and do not allow visitors after those hours.
- Avoid speaking close by near your patients' beds. Speak in a low voice.
And ... Alarms in ICU!
Alarm fatigue develops when a person is exposed to an excessive number of alarms. This situation can result in sensory overload, which may cause the person to become desensitized to the alarms. Consequently, the response to alarms may be delayed, or alarms may be missed altogether.
Although studies show it is difficult for humans to differentiate between more than 6 different alarm sounds, the average number of alarms in an ICU has increased from 6 in 1983 to more than 40 different alarms in 2011. Patient deaths have been attributed to alarm fatigue.
In addition, 80% to 99% of electrocardiographic (ECG) monitor alarms are false or clinically insignificant.
What can you do?
Several strategies for alarm management have been suggested to reduce alarm fatigue and improve patient safety.
- Provide proper skin preparation for ECG electrodes. Wash the isolated electrode area with soap and water, wipe the electrode area with a rough washcloth or gauze, and/or use the sandpaper on the electrode to roughen a small area of the skin.Do not use alcohol for skin preparation; it can dry out the skin.
- Change ECG electrodes daily. Change daily or more often if needed.
- Customize alarm parameters and levels on ECG monitors. Customize the alarms to meet the needs of individual patients. Set customized alarms within 1 hour of assuming care of a patient and adjust as the patient’s condition changes.
- Customize delay and threshold settings on oxygen saturation via pulse oximetry (SpO2) monitors. Collaborate with an inter-professional team, including biomedical engineering, to determine the best delay and threshold settings.
- Use disposable, adhesive pulse oximetry sensors, and replace the sensors when they no longer adhere properly to the patient’s skin.
- Provide initial and ongoing education about devices with alarms. Provide education on monitoring systems and alarms, as well as operational effectiveness, to new nurses and all other health care staff on a periodic basis.
- Budget for ongoing education when purchasing new monitoring systems.
- Less personal stress.
- Nicer Patients
- More work satisfaction!
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10 surprising quotes from abortionists
January 8, 2012 (LiveActionNews.org) - They’re threatened by informed consent. They’re traumatized by the limp body parts they look at every day. They’re torn by the contradiction that they became doctors to preserve life but use their profession to end it. Here are some eye-opening confessions from current and former abortionists.
1. They [the women] are never allowed to look at the ultrasound because we knew that if they so much as heard the heart beat, they wouldn’t want to have an abortion. –Dr. Randall, former abortionist
2. Even now I feel a little peculiar about it, because as a physician I was trained to conserve life, and here I am destroying it. -Dr. Benjamin Kalish, abortionist
3. You have to become a bit schizophrenic. In one room, you encourage the patient that the slight irregularity in the fetal heart is not important, that she is going to have a fine, healthy baby. Then, in the next room you assure another woman, on whom you just did a saline abortion, that it is a good thing that the heartbeat is already irregular… she has nothing to worry about, she will NOT have a live baby… All of a sudden one noticed that at the time of the saline infusion there was a lot of activity in the uterus. That’s not fluid currents. That’s obviously the fetus being distressed by swallowing the concentrated salt solution and kicking violently and that’s to all intents and purposes, the death trauma… somebody has to do it, and unfortunately we are the executioners in this instance[.] -Dr. John Szenes, abortionist
4. Telling those women their fetuses feel pain is heaping torment upon torment. These women have real pain. They did not come to this decision easily. Creating another barrier for them to get the medical care they need is really unfair. – Abortionist Dave Turok
5. This is why I hate overuse of forceps – things tear. There are only two kinds of doctors who have never perforated a uterus, those that lie and those who don’t do abortions. – Anonymous Abortionist
6. I got to where I couldn’t stand to look at the little bodies anymore. - Dr. Beverly McMillan, former abortionist
7. I think in many ways I’ve been lucky to have been part of this. If I hadn’t gotten involved, I would have gone through life probably being perfectly satisfied to go to the medical society parties and it would have been very, very dull. I would have been bored silly. - Dr. Jane Hodgson, late abortionist
8. Sorrow, quite apart from the sense of shame, is exhibited in some way by virtually every woman for whom I performed an abortion, and that’s 20,000 as of 1995. The sorrow is revealed by the fact that most women cry at some point during the experience… The grieving process may last from several days to several years… Grief is sometimes delayed… The grief may lie sublimated and dormant for years. - Dr. Susan Poppema, abortionist
9. If I see a case…after twenty weeks, where it frankly is a child to me, I really agonize over it because the potential is so imminently there…On the other hand, I have another position, which I think is superior in the hierarchy of questions, and that is “who owns this child?” It’s got to be the mother. - Dr. James McMahon, abortionist
10. We know that it’s killing, but the state permits killing under certain circumstances. - Dr. Neville Sender, abortionist
Reprinted with permission from LiveActionNews.org
SEPT-OCT NURSES MONTHS
In 2011, the Israeli Health minister office published a report pointing to a significant drop in the number of healthcare workers. OECD (Organization for economic Co-operation and Development) now published these numbers.
Israel ranks 23rd out of developed countries with only 4.5 nurses per 1,000 inhabitants in Israel main cities. The situation is worse in the periphery with 3.7/1,000 in the north and 3.2 /1,000 in the south. The past decade recorded a 50% drop in the number of qualified nurses.
Due to shortage in manpower, nurses must deal with an impossible workload in every department all year long.
Nurses are many times not able to sit down for a meal and even "during some shifts you are not able to go to the toilet. The demand is so intense that you are working NON-STOP" reports a nurse from Jerusalem. "You feel you are only putting out fires" from a nurse in Ashkelon.
THIS MONTH WAS PROCLAIMED "NURSES MONTH". JOIN IN PRAYER FOR THE NURSING SITUATION IN THE COUNTRY!
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