@atezaddi asked 2 months ago.

How might we identify those patients under our care that are potentially vulnerable, or at risk?

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@rimuxowalo answered 2 months ago.

Patients may report that they are feeling unwell, they may be experiencing pain or they may have other symptoms which indicate that their condition is not as well controlled as they would like.
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@pefebegawu answered 2 months ago.

We need to be able to identify those patients in our care who are potentially vulnerable, or at risk. The first step is to ask if we have the information. The second step is to use it. In other words, we need to assess our vulnerability, identify and act on the risks, and be able to demonstrate that we have done so.
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@eppemiryrra answered 2 months ago.

The National Patient Safety Agency has identified some categories of people who may be more vulnerable to harm as a result of their medical treatment, for example those with learning difficulties, or those who are in a state of emotional distress.
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@makuzalletto answered 2 months ago.

It is fair to say that a patient’s vulnerability may be increased by (1) the nature of the condition or treatment, (2) the patient’s individual risk factors, (3) the environment of the patient, or (4) the relationship between the patient and the doctor.
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@TTvsbshhh554 answered 2 months ago.

 

When you’re caring for patients, it’s important to be observant of your patients’ behaviour. Certain behaviours can indicate that your patients might be vulnerable or at risk and need extra support. For example, if a patient is acting unusually anxious or agitated, they may be suffering from depression.

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