hca 210 question
posted by Meshelle on .
There clinical and charting information is reviewed and signed off by the attending or medical director. Can you think of other professionals besides R.N.'s that are also supervised and then to what capacity?
I think all healthcare professionals are or should be monitored carefully. Although they probably make no more mistakes than anyone else, their errors may have painful or even deadly effects.
Once professionals go beyond any probationary status, monitoring is minimal, since it is redundant and staff resources are not adequate. However, with almost all procedures, checks are built in to the processes. For example, surgery nurses count instruments before and after surgery to minimize the possibility of one being left within the patient.
When there are potential problems, this is why the patients or patient representatives alerting supervisors is so important. This will let them know that monitoring may need to occur.
I hope this helps a little more. Thanks for asking.