Cost of quality: hand hygiene

Cost of delivery of healthcare is constantly increasing due to increasing manpower costs, technology up gradations, property costs and more. This, in addition to, increasing dis-allowances by payers, cost sensitive market, increasing competition, and cost of litigation is shrinking the profitability of healthcare delivery institutions. At such times it becomes imperative to deliver Quality healthcare…

Medication errors

WHAT IS A MEDICATION ERROR? Any preventable event that may cause or lead to inappropriate medication use or patient harm while the medication is in the control of health care professionals, patients or consumer. WHAT ARE THE VARIOUS CAUSES OF SUCH ERRORS? 1.Patient information9allergies,age,weight) is missing. -Drug information (dosage,frequency, dose) is missing. 2.Miscommunication of drug…

Tips to protect against prostate cancer in 8 ways

1. Cut down on Fat: Studies indicate a link between animal fats and an increased risk of prostate cancer. In addition to meat, animal fats are found in lard, butter and cheese. Whenever possible, replace animal-based fats with plant-based fats. 2. Eat more Fruits and Veggies: Fruits and vegetables especially red foods like tomatoes, watermelon…

Patient and family education

Patient: Nurse I’m not feeling well. My pain abdomen pain has increased. Assigned Nurse: Sir, I did give you pain medication as per Doctor’s advice 15 minutes back.Kindly give it 15 minutes more and if it does not subside I will call on your doctor. After a while, patient again complained about pain. Nurse confirmed…

My responsibility as a patient

In today’s Indian Healthcare scenario everybody is busy talking about Quality Health Care, Early recovery with less invasive procedures, pain less treatment, affordable cost, etc. We as a HCO (Health Care Organisation) or as Govt. representatives, mostly focus on care providers responsibilities and duties and we do achieve a lot of milestones in upgrading healthcare…

Hypertension

There is tremendous misconception and confusion about what Hypertension actually is. This may probably due to the terms hyper and tension in the word! Many a times it is considered more of a personality trait and the state of mental affairs whereas the truth is that Hypertension is just about the pressure in your blood…

Learn more about stomach cancer

Stomach cancer is caused by a growth of cancerous cells within the lining of the stomach. It is also called gastric cancer and is difficult to diagnose because most people do not show the symptoms in the earlier stages. Risk Factors Diet high in salty and smoked food Inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables Hereditary…

9 nutrition tips during cancer treatment

9 nutrition tips during cancer treatment 1. Beware wavering weight; chemo can cause unexpected gains and losses. 2. Go big for breakfast, hunger hits harder in the morning. 3. Spice it up, taste-buds take a beating during treatment. 4. Don’t dodge family meals, social support keeps you strong. 5. Color your plate, fruits and veggies…