Every area of care, in some capacity, works with patients who have sustained tra
Every area of care, in some capacity, works with patients who
have sustained traumatic injuries; from trauma surgeons working rapidly to save
life and limb, to speech therapists teaching traumatic brain injury patients to
eat again. Health leaders have the task of ensuring there are appropriate
resources to deliver the needs of patients who sustain life-altering injuries.
Imagine you are serving in your dream role within a health organization whether
it is the Executive Director of Rehab Services, a Chief Nursing Officer, an HR
Director, or an Infectious Disease Researcher.
Identify the top deadly and preventable injury in your region.
The CDC, AACS, and National Safety Council are three resources that may help
you identify this, and you are encouraged to identify other references. Discuss
the physical and financial impacts an injury like this has on a patient, the
community, the health care system, and especially your own department. Discuss
the workforce needed to care for this patient and use the descriptive and
behavioral epidemiology principles you have learned in this course. Discuss the
who, what, and when, rates, incidence, and prevalence. Identify potential or
real problems within the delivery of care to this population. Identify an area
in which you could resolve conflict through collaborative measures. What
quality measures and assessments should you employ or track for the best
outcomes? Why would these recommendations be effective?