Tutor profile: Jennifer O.
Subject: Quality Management
How would an organization know that they've achieved "quality" or standards after process measures have been implemented?
The organization would know they are meeting their own set standards or achieving a quality product after improvement has been noted from the quality measures that were implemented. The progress must be tracked for a period of time in order to determine consistency in the long term before the organization can close the loop on the issue that they first identified.
A patient enters the triage on Labor and Delivery with complaints of contractions, rating her pain 5 out of 10. Patient is 35wks gestation, first pregnancy. Patient denies bleeding or leaking of fluid. The electronic fetal monitor is placed and reveals that she is contracting every 2-3minutes and the fetal heart pattern is reassuring. You must forgo vaginal examination at this time until placental location is determined. What is the highest priority intervention at this time?
As in nursing there are several things that could be the correct answer. Right now, however the highest priority is to stop or slow down the contractions. This can be achieved by calling the physician and obtaining an order for an IV fluid bolus. This may not stop the contractions, in some cases, but it can slow down contractions enough for you to get further information through the patient interview, prenatal record and vaginal examination in order to further delineate the cause of the contractions and create a plan of care.
The student has been completing all assigned work, but is not performing to meet expectations. What can be happening?
The issue could be that the student is only learning the surface material and may not be understanding the underlying meaning of the topic. This causes poor performance during situations that require critical thinking skills.
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