Each thread must be a minimum of 300 words and must include at least two scholarly sources and citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to at least two other classmates threads, and each reply must contain at least one scholarly source and citation in current APA format. Each reply must be 200250 words and must include an analysis of the classmates thread. Replies must also integrate the assigned module/weeks required reading in a logical and relevant manner. Discussion Board Forums are due by Wednesday at midnight.
In our reading of chapter 17, it mentions that events that are considered a “State Reportable Incidents” can be infections, unusual or un expected cluster of patients with symptoms /diseases, exposures that can affect people’s health that can lead to health emergency or terrorism event and types of communicable diseases. For example in recent events when in January of 2020 when coronavirus hit the United States this had to be reported to the states and the CDC so that they were made aware and start tracking and investigating the infectious diseases when recent travelers came back to the states from Wuhan, China. In that location in china is where the first signs of covid-19 was made aware. Reporting an incident can also come out from a issue found in the hospital or a nursey home concerning the patient health and safety and there are individuals such as managers and or directors designated to report incidents that are required by state statue . An example of this would be a director of a nursing facility in Choe v. Axelrod was fined $150 for failure to report an instance of patient neglect. This was brought up to the Department of Health when it received two anonymous phone calls ,mentioned the patients neglect happened twice within that facility to one of its patients. In one incident the patient was left unattended in a shower by an orderly and the patient sprayed himself with hot water which resulted in second degree burns on forehead.
It is important to report these type of incidents because it helps to reduce and eliminate medical errors by identifying the problems and implementing solutions to either avoid a spread of a virus/diseases or avoid someone from getting an injury.
Pozgar, G. D. (2021). Legal and Ethical Essentials of Health Care Administration. Burlington: Jones and Barlett Learning. Retrieved on November 29, 2021
AJMC Staff. (2021, January). A timeline of covid-19 developments in 2020. AJMC. Retrieved November 29, 2021, from https://www.ajmc.com/view/a-timeline-of-covid19-developments-in-2020
State reportable events include the reporting of communicable diseases, infections, and unusual or an unexpected cluster of patients with symptoms/disease or exposure suggestive of a health emergency or terrorism event.
The State has a duty to protect the public health. Each person responsibly to prevent and control communicable disease. This means an illness that occurs through the transmission of an infectious agent or its toxic products from a reservoir to susceptible host. Directly from an infected person or animal.
Some examples of the communicable diseases are HIV, hepatitis A, B, and C, measles, Coronavirus, salmonella, and blood-borne illnesses.
Hepatitis B is one of the top 10 communicable disease. Hepatitis B is a viral infection that attacks the liver and can cause both acute and chronic disease. This virus is most commonly transmitted from mother to child during birth and delivery. It can also be transmitted through contact with blood or body fluids during sex with an infected partner. WHO (World Health Organization) estimates that 296 million people have hepatitis B in 2019, with 1.5 million new infection each year.
HEALTH AND SAFETY CODE CHAPTER 81. COMMUNICABLE DISEASES; PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTERS; PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES (texas.gov) (Links to an external site.) Retrieved December 1, 2021
Hepatitis B (who.int) (Links to an external site.) Retrieved December 1, 2021
Pozgar, G. D. (2021). Legal and Ethical Essentials of Health Care Administration. Burlington: Jones and Barlett Learning.