Adam Kavanagh
Mental Health Services
PsychiatryMental healthTurnoverDistractionInvoluntary commitmentLegislationHarmQuality of life (healthcare)Medication administrationIn patientService userPatient welfareProcess (engineering)AddictionValue stream mappingMedical emergencyAutonomyMedicine
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#1Jennifer Donnelly (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
#2Adam Kavanagh (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
Last. Gráinne Donohue (UCD: University College Dublin)H-Index: 3
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Patients leaving inpatient psychiatric care without informing staff can have serious consequences for patient welfare, their families and staff. Even in cases where there are no serious outcomes an...
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#1Adam Kavanagh (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer Donnelly (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
Last. John Creedon (CMHS: Mental Health Services)
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In the Irish mental healthcare system, voluntarily admitted service users can request to leave hospital at any time. Following engagement with treating clinicians, service users remain as voluntary inpatients, are discharged, discharge themselves against medical advice, or are detained under legislation for the purposes of assessment. While detention conflicts with the principle of autonomy and a human rights-based approach, premature discharge is often associated with negative outcomes includin...
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#1Adam Kavanagh (CMHS: Mental Health Services)H-Index: 1
#2Jennifer DonnellyH-Index: 1
BACKGROUND: Medication errors are potentially avoidable incidents that can lead to harm. Medications are often administered under challenging conditions, which creates opportunities for distractions and interruptions. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to reduce the number of interruptions and distractions experienced by nurses during the medication administration process. METHODS: A Lean approach was used to value stream map the process, devise solutions, and measure the impact of the change. R...
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