Ensuring patient safety is an important global initiative of WHO in the 21st century. The survey shows that with regard to medical insecurity, adverse nursing events account for 40% of nursing work, which is closely related to patient safety.
How to define adverse nursing events?
Adverse nursing events refer to injuries that are not caused by pre-existing diseases, but are caused by accidents caused by medical care not planned, unforeseen nursing errors, behaviors that cause physical damage to the patient, or complications, or length of hospital stay Extension and so on.
For example, when nurses perform their work, they fail to comply with the standard and perform "three checks and seven pairs", which leads to medication errors and severe adverse drug reactions to patients.
Adverse nursing events will increase the patient's physical and mental pain, increase the patient's medical expenses, and affect the hospital's nursing efficiency and hospital credibility.
Establishing and strictly abiding by the nursing check system is one of the most effective ways to prevent the occurrence of adverse nursing events. Standardizing the nursing check system and strengthening the management of nursing details can reduce the harm to patients caused by nursing errors.
The implementation of the nursing check system is inseparable from the upgrading and construction of the hospital staff identification management system, and the hospital staff identification management system is inseparable from the popular use of professional medical wristbands. Before the patient is hospitalized, the nurse helps to wear the exclusive medical wristband. During the hospitalization, the nurse scans the QR code of the patient's wristband to identify the patient's information and implement the nursing check system. The assistance of medical wristbands is indispensable for all treatment links such as injections, infusions, medications, and surgery.
In addition, the medical wristband can also be applied to the graded nursing system, which can more accurately distinguish the patient's condition, and can also effectively prevent the occurrence of adverse nursing events. According to the medical condition, the doctor assigns the nursing grades in the form of doctor's orders, which are divided into special nursing, first, second, and third grade nursing. The first grade is red, the second grade is green, and the third grade is black. The medical wristband can be customized with multiple colors or multiple colors of the wristband lock buckle according to the needs of the hospital (multi-color lock buckle is only applicable to lock type medical wristbands) to assist medical staff in quickly identifying patients with different levels of illness. Respond quickly, activate precautionary plans when necessary, and give patients emergency treatment in time.
With the continuous improvement of the hospital nursing system and the acceleration of hospital information construction, it is believed that the probability of adverse nursing events will be greatly reduced in the future.