Healthorganizational meetings are very crucial to institutions dealing withhuman health. During these meetings the organization’s managementbrings together members of all the departments in the organization.It is mostly through meetings that the committee makes severalamendments in their structures and service provision to make betterdecisions regarding their roles to the patient. Patient care is verycritical to most health organizations, and therefore it forms themain agenda of every committee meeting. This paper will tend to lookinto a conference of the health care organization for our hospital.
Members of various department of the organization attended themeeting. The various departments represented included Sepsisdepartment, Patient safety department, education department andstroke department. The main agenda was on how to improve betterhealthcare services to the patients. The chair of the committeeinformed the members that there was an urgent need to improve ontheir services and therefore efforts of each member of the board wasrequired in achieving this. The secretary was requested to read theprevious meeting`s resolutions and any amendment needed.
Themembers were grouped into various groups depending on the departmentthey major on. Members who were missing sent apologies and everymember were involved in the discussion. Every member came up withvarious measures through which their departments can improve theirservice delivery.
Forsepsis Department, it was agreed that there be a group of nurses thatdeal with critical care of septic patients. They were to playimportant roles regarding different patients admitted in theirsections. Their roles were to include identification and initiationof treatments within a very short time possible. By this they were tomeasure body’s lactate level, extracting blood cultures for a testbefore administering antibiotics, and they were also to give a broadspectrum of antibiotics. All these activities were to be done withinthree hours of patient’s admission. The department requested thatthe number of members in that department be increased in order tofacilitate all those activities within the required time. It wasrequired that within the first six hours of identification, thenurses were to apply vasopressors. There were a variety of activitiesthat the department agreed to that may improve their servicedelivery. These activities include improving the performance of eachmember where the nurses were not only to focus on identification ofdisease and treatment but also their focus is to be on the initiationof the treatment before the patient is admitted to the ICU. Thecommittee resolved that the ability to quickly identify the diseaseand initiating diagnostic therapies is the key to improving theircare services to the clients.
Patients need to feel secured within the hospital and therefore thisdepartment had to come up with various measures of ensuring patient’ssafety. These measures were to ensure minimal errors whileadministering to the patients. This unit was called upon to promotesecurity culture by creating an audit on the safety culture to accessthe success of the department and highlight on their weaknesses sothat appropriate actions can be taken. Other security activitiesincluded investigating and reporting of insecurity incidence. Theywere also mandated to ensure safety of the other members of staff,carry out significant event audit (SEA) and providing qualityassurance in the clinics. Annual report on patient safety was to bepresented by this department to the top management. Head of thisdepartment requested that staff training was required so that allmembers in the hospital are equipped with the relevant safetymeasures.
Itwas scheduled that various departments were to undertake specifictraining on patients’ safety measures on a later date. All membersrequested that this unit should also be given the duty of seekinginformation from patients on security measures. Members of thisdepartment agreed to implement various solutions to prevent harm bydocumenting the approved policies and regularly reviewing them,employing technology to improve on patient’s safety, and lastlyinvolving both staff and patients in implementing those policies.
Thisdepartment also had some strategies to make. Their roles includededucating the staff on the current emerging issues in the healthsector, organizing public lectures to inform the public about some ofthe services offered at the institution and providing necessarymaterials like notices and charts to educate both patients andstaffs.
Stroke care is a necessity to all health care units, and thisdepartment agreed to implement some policies that will improve theservice delivery to the stroke patients. These included providingappropriate, necessary management and transferring patients whileproperly taking into consideration the necessary protocols. Theyrequested that ambulance services be improved by increasing thenumber of vans and ambulance nurses.
In conclusion, all the various department members were called uponto implement all the established policies to ensure better and fasterhealthcare services to the patients. Top management was urged to workwith the head of departments in ensuring that there is an easy flowof services from top to the patients. According to Kulkarni &Ozturk, (2011), proper patient care is key to every healthorganization, and all emphasis should be laid on improving servicedelivery. Committee meetings is a very effective way of coming upwith various policies on improving the performance of theorganization.
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