Critical Decision Making For Providers
Leadership and Vacation
Mike is a lab technician who has been late for work in many cases. The job is very vital for Mike since he is the main benefactor for his new family. The supervisor has talked with Mike concerning his lateness and the probable result of termination if he continues to be late. Mike seems to take his talk with his manager earnestly. He leaves his place 20 minutes earlier so that he can reach his workplace at the right time. He arrives at work on time, but on his way to his unit, he encounters a spill on the floor. If he takes time to clean the spill, he will be late and put his job at risk. Nevertheless, this is not his work. This scenario poses questions on the kind of decision that Mike should take: must he report the spill and risk being late again, which may lead to termination of his job? Or should he overlook the spill and believe it will not have consequences? This paper examines the two options, and a consideration on the result of every option is given.
Consequences of a Failure to Report
The hospital will be safe if MMike reports the problem. Mike can make a call to the supervisor and tell him that he will be cleaning a spill in the lobby. However, he is afraid that his job might be terminated. If he fails to report, then the person responsible for cleaning will clean the spill.
His decision to report or not seem to lead to negative results for him in any way. He will be late if he reports the spill. If he fails to report the spill, he may not be late, but there will be a threat of the spill causing a calamity. Since he is afraid to lose his job, he ignores the spill and goes on to clock in, which result in an adverse effect, especially to patients. His failure to report leads to falling down of a patient. The patients get very a lot of injuries, and her hip might be broken. Mike is in a dilemma because confessing that the fall of the patient might be a straight result of his botch to clean or even report the spill, which may lead to his termination.
The failure of MMike to report has adverse effects on the facility. The fall of the patient costs the facility time and resources and may tarnish their reputation. The patient is also affected negatively. The tumble has caused her harm, which could lead to longer stay in the hospital, reduction in freedom accompanied by fear of falling and depression.
Impact of Failure to Report
The failure to report leads to general adverse effects to every involved person. The safety of the patient is compromised by failing to report the spill. The safety of the patient is the priority since any fail or injury to patient leads to negative impacts on the patient and the facility, on top of the negative impacts, the financial effects of the patient affect the facility too. According to Silva & Hain (2017), CDC says that by 2020, the cumulative cost of fall injuries will be $67.7, leaving falls among the 20 most costly medical situations.
On top of the negative financial effects, the fall of the patient may bring about legal problems. The patient may sue the facility, which will lead to more expenditures. Legal act against a health facility will lead to undesirable advertising about it, which will have impacts on its ratings and gratification marks. The fall of the patient will have more workload on the staff since more monitoring and assessment will be required.
Role of Management
Mikes scenario presents an enlightening chance for readers in directing their workforce to avert such a fault from taking place. As Mike’s manager, use of evidence-based management and leadership would be the best way to inspire the workforce. When workers are engaged, they lead to good outcomes (Tzeng & Yin, 2015). Employees can be betrothed when they are contented, eager, and industrious. Before punishing Mike, the manager is supposed get an image of the whole scenario. The manage show knows the description of mikes job, his programme, salary, last evaluations, and the number of workers he engages with. This will offer the manager a view of the work setting around Mike and give a close look to any sections that may be triggering his job dissatisfaction, which be the cause of his usual lateness. Having regular interaction sections with staffs gives the managers clear insight into the individual lives of their workforce and could know what is affecting their capability to do their work well. In the case of Mike, he has a newborn. Maybe he is having problems sleeping well through the night, and perhaps he is not able to wake up early for his job.
In conclusion, leaders are supposed to have the best methods to make sure that their staff are satisfied in their work and can give the best attention to patients. Implementation of evidence-based management and leadership will foster good communication among the staff and the management, ensuring sustainability in health care facilities.