Unit 14 -Physiological Disorder
D1-Evaluate the effectiveness of health and social care practitioners and agencies working together to deliver the care pathway
Within this report I will be evaluating the effectiveness of health and social care practitioners and agencies working together to deliver the care pathway. As health care professionals it is important that as a team they work together to provide for the individual’s needs when delivering the care pathway. The care pathway for individuals who suffered from a stroke is very vital as it includes the recovery process in getting them back to their independence and assisting them to gain their strength back. From inside the hospital professionals have different roles and responsibilities in their task. This is so that there will be no arguments about someone else doing their role as everyone is given something to do and would have different roles. The stroke team would include nurses, therapists, stroke specialist nurse, doctors, social worker, physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals according to the individual’s needs.
As there are different health professionals working together and something was to go wrong. At least there is someone there who is qualified to make sure things go back on track. As some professionals are not qualified in other roles such as a nurse being a therapist, they would not be able to give the patient treatment. This is because they do not understand the skills and may not be qualified to carry out these procedures. In dealing with patients who have had a stroke you would need to be very careful with them as they may be prone to falls and can fracture themselves.
The nurses are there to help out with administering the medication to the patient as they are qualified to do so. The other health professional, comes in where equipment is needed. There probably was a fault in the machine which the professionals on the ward are not able to deal with. However they can use the equipment such as the hoist to transfers their patients from one bed to another or from the bed to the chair.
Individuals who have suffered from a stroke would need the support from nurses to ensure that they are okay and taking all their medication but also to check that the medications’ are not reacting with each other. The negative is that sometimes because the nurse is so busy the individual’s needs may not be met straight away. If the other health professionals are available and can help out then they will do what they can to support them until the nurse gets to them. According to each individual their care pathway would be somewhat different to everyone else’s and therefore care would be given in their best interest. In the care pathway it is planned out what therapies the individual may need and the different support needed to help with recovery. Throughout this care plan until the individual is ready to be discharged from the hospital to go home even though the treatments may continue....